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PEKIN ~ Margherita Jean Rogers, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Pekin.

Born January 12, 1927 in East Boston, Massachusetts to Christopher and Angelina (Caccia) Arciero, she married Thomas Junior Rogers in 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts. He died August 1, 1996 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Faulkner and six brothers, John, Alfred, Anthony, Charlie, Angelo and Harry Arciero.

Surviving are four sons, Thomas W. (Mary Lou) Rogers of Marengo, Lewis Rogers, Eric A. (Beverly) Rogers and Aaron (Shannon) Rogers, all of Pekin; two daughters, Marie (William) Jones and Robin (Michael) Gorzny, both of Pekin; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two brothers, Christopher (Theresa) Arciero of East Boston, Massachusetts and Richard Arciero of Massachusetts.

A loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, family was first and most important. She also enjoyed cooking, especially Italian food.

Margherita was of the Catholic faith. 

Her visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services. Cremation will be accorded following her visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Ray & Kathy LaHood Center for Cerebral Palsy, 507 E Armstrong Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.

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