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“On behalf of the "Kansas kinfolk" please accept our condolences. I am writing for Cliff Cross - a cousin who grew up with Roger in Sylvan Grove -...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Charla Cross - Wichita, KS

“Through you, Margaret, I got to know Roger, and will always remember the few times that I had the pleasure to golf with him. It amazed me to see him...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Edward Cumming - Hartford, CT

“Dear Margaret,Just learned of the sad passing of your dear husband Roger. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Susan ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Dunn - West Hartford, CT

“dear Margaret thinking of you with sincere sympathy, remembering you and all the flowers sincerely, Pat Parker florist springfield ma ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: pat parker

“Margaret:Ida Franklin just told me of Roger's quite sudden death, as we hadn't read the notice in the paper. Karl and I hope to join you and friends...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Muriel Fleischmann - CT

“Dear Margaret and family:On behalf of everyone at the Symphony, our hearts truly are with you. Both you and Roger have been wonderful friends,...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Ruth Sovronsky - Hartford, CT

“Dearest Margaret -We just returned from our trip to learn of this incredibly sad news. We are both simply heartbroken. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Tracy Flater and Tony Falcetti - MA

“Dear Margaret,So sorry to hear of your loss - I well remember our last time together: a trip along the Pilgrim's Way with a visit to a country Inn...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Tom and Barbara Tannion - Dublin

“Margaret, we are so sorry and saddened with Roger's passing. You both welcomed us so kindly when we moved our office up to Hartford and again when we...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Margaret, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Much LoveChris and George Winterling ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Chris Winterling - Stuart, FL

“Margaret,My deepest sympathy.Don Wilson ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Don Wilson - Glastonbury, CT

“To Margaret and the entire Lawson family - The Old Guard mourns the loss of one of our great leaders. We will miss him dearly.Jeff LeeOld Guard...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff Lee - West Hartford, CT

“Margaret ~ I remember meeting you and Roger for the first time. We had dinner at the Trattoria Restaurant in Canton ~ Hugh was 3 years old. We all...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Boecklin - Eugene, OR

“Roger was a great work associate and mentor to me in my early career and an inspiration to continue my professional education - a great privilege to...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Lee Doble - Huntington Beach, CA

“We will always remember Roger, and wish we could be there to comfort you, Margaret.Love,Richard and Lois Sabatino ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Richard and Lois Sabatino - FL

“Dear Margaret,We are saddened to hear of Roger's passing. We recall him as such a fine gentleman from our early Aetna days in Springfield. He was...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Colby and Anita Thresher - CT

“So glad to have had the chance to meet and chat with Roger at various Hartford events. Such a "Dapper Dan"--so handsome and so dignified...and...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Audra Antrum - Bristol, CT

“Margaret and Family: I am so sorry for your loss of Roger. The many times I saw you at the GHO together you were always smiling. You were a great...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Ally Cormier - Farmington, CT

“Margaret:May loving memories of your life with Roger sustain you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Fondly,Carol Sisco ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Sisco - Hartford, CT

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Roger Allen Lawson (86) of Bloomfield, CT passed away after a brief illness on September 7, 2016 with his loving family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Wallace Lawson.

Roger was born in Sylvan Grove, Kansas on October 20, 1929, and graduated from Kansas State University in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force as an instructor in Pre-Flight Training until his discharge as a 1st Lieutenant in 1954. Roger had a 34-year career at the Aetna Life Group Division, retiring in 1989 as Regional Director of Financial Services, Employee Benefits Division. Roger then served for seven years as Vice President, Investment Sales at Connecticut National Bank retiring again in 1996. Roger was a Chartered Life Underwriter and taught CLU classes for 15 years. Throughout his life, Roger was an active member of the communities in which he lived. He served as President of the Springfield Life Underwriters, the Longmeadow Men's Club as well as the Springfield Jaycees. He was active in both the Springfield and Hartford Rotary Clubs, served as President of the Old Guard in West Hartford and served on the Membership Committee of the Hartford Golf Club where he was an avid golfer, tennis and paddle tennis player. Roger will always be remembered by his family and many friends for his love of life, sportsmanship, and sense of fun.

Roger was predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Helen Cross Lawson, both of Sylvan Grove, Kansas, and two brothers, Sidney, Jr. and Clare and two sisters, Kathleen and Mary. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret, and their son, Hugh and his wife, Sandra and two grandsons, Nicholas and Henry, as well as sister-in-law Ruth and niece Rebecca Townsend.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 14th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT. A reception and celebration of Roger's life will be held at The Hartford Golf Club on Sunday, September 18th from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, 134 Norwood Road, West Hartford, CT. Friends are invited to attend. Memorial contributions can be made to Kansas State University and the Roger Lawson Scholarship Fund at the First Tee of Connecticut. For directions and online condolences, please visit