Alfred Rogers Wilcox Jr. “Roger” of Ledyard, CT
Roger Wilcox, born to Priscilla Saunders and Alfred Wilcox Sr. on July 17th, 1952, has passed away unexpectedly the morning of September 12th, 2022 after a cardiac event. He was born and raised in Stonington, CT where he was a staple in the community. He lived the remaining years of his life in Ledyard, CT where he is known by all as a man with a huge heart and a kind soul. From coaching his son AJ's little league teams to being his daughter Jessica's brownie troop “mom”, he did it all. He even had himself ordained to marry his son to Brittney Medders (we were shocked he wasn’t struck by lightning). He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Carol Sullivan, son Alfred R Wilcox lll (Brittney), daughters Jessica Blantz (Harold) and Stacey Gabriele (Joe), as well as his brother Richard Wilcox. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Koryn Gabriele, Cassidy Bariteau, Joey Gabriele, and Tyler and Brielle Blantz. He leaves 3 great grandchildren; Owen, Elliot, & Jace, and his “sidekick” Alyssa Roderick.
He leaves so many friends and family it would be impossible to list them all. However, we would be remiss if we did not touch on the loving relationship he had with Tyler and Brielle Blantz. At the end of his life these two were his pride and joy. He took them to practices and games and never missed an event. He loved them dearly and was doing everything in his power to make sure he spoiled them like the grandfather he was.
We also need to be sure to mention some of his closest friends; Bobby Santos, Ed Roderick, Michael Sullivan and Karl Palermo. Bobby grew up with Roger, and they have been getting in trouble for 60 years together, he was still working with him up to the day of his passing. Karl has been friends with Roger for over 25 years and there was not a single sporting event you wouldn’t find them standing together at. Ed was his Stonington boy, they would talk for hours about all the fishing and boating memories around Stonington. Mike was Roger’s co carpenter for so long they gained the name “Bert and Ernie” construction, there was not a day they did not talk.
Roger would have also liked to shout out his entire True Value crew, he loved everyone there.
Roger Wilcox should be remembered for his kind soul and giving personality. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone. He was just a great guy. If everyone on earth could be a little more like Roger Wilcox it would be an amazing place. As we move forward please try to take his life lessons with you.
Born 7/17/52 – Passed 9/12/22
We will be holding a celebration of life for Roger Wilcox on October 1st at the Elk’s club in Groton, CT. The address is 700 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340. The event will begin at 1pm.