Addiction took another life on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Edward A. Rogers, our beloved son and brother, left us due to a heroin overdose.

Eddie was born March 30, 1968, in Rockland, to Phyllis Robinson Champagne and Edward Rogers, Sr. He attended St. George Elementary School and local high schools. Eddie was a commercial fisherman for many years along the east coast and Alaska. Well known in the St. George community, Eddie was always lend a helping hand and would strike up a conversation with anyone.

He was predeceased by his loving grandparents, Myrtle and Edwin Robinson, paternal grandmother Helen Roderick, and stepfathers Gerald Ryan and Ralph Champagne. He is survived by his mother of Tenants Harbor, father of Arizona; sisters, Stephanie and her husband Stephen Stimpson of Cushing, Patty Ryan of Belfast, Mary and her husband Louis Labady of Portland; nieces and nephews Chris and Chelsea, Tommy, Matt and Elliott, Holly and Bert, Josh and Aly, Zach, Alyson, Anna and Rosalie. He also leaves a special cousin Lillian Black of Florida. In addition to family, he leaves behind a close circle of friends.

A graveside service will be held Friday, May 19, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Ridge Cemetery in Martinsville. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition, 91 Camden Street Suite 203, Rockland ME or at www.knoxrecovery.org

The addiction epidemic is growing and it does not discriminate. Keep your loved ones close.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter 7 Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the Rogers family, visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.