Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers Print E-mail


Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers


“Distinguished Child Psychiatrist”;


Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers, 79, of Lowell, a renowned psychiatrist passed peacefully, surrounded with love, in her home on January 6, 2018 with Jacqueline's only daughter, Kimberly J. Rogers and spouse, Paige B. Haley by her side as she was carried home to God.

Born in Akron, Ohio, July 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Panagiotis and the late Lillian (Kosmetos) Arapakis, she attended Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, Ohio where she graduated in 1956.

Dr. Rogers received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 1960 from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.  Dr. Rogers went on to attain her Degree in Medicine from Case Western Reserve University as only one of three woman in her class.  

She built a prominent private practice as a Child Psychiatrist and established Family Associates in Beechwood, Ohio, which she ran for 31 years until her retirement.  She became the staff psychiatrist on the television show "The Morning Exchange" and shared her wealth of knowledge with the community on the show for many years. 

Dr. Rogers wrote and published her books, "Open Minded Heart" and "Breathpower", and created a musical method of healing for children and adults decades before her time. 

Dr. Rogers is also survived by cousin,  Steve Triantafyllou and spouse,  Koula Triantafyllou, of New Port Richey Florida; cousin, Peter Koutrodimos and spouse, Meropi Koutrodimos of Akron Ohio; niece, Helen Rahimzadeh and spouse,  

Farzan Rahimzadeh, of Clayton, CA; niece,  Georgia S. Triantafyllou, of Clearwater Florida; great - niece, Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, of Montreal Quebec; great - nephew,  Stephano Rahimzadeh, of USAFA Academy; and her Angel group of caregivers. 

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Dr. Jacqueline Rogers,  will be held Sunday,  January 21, 2018 at Gibbet Hill Barn, Groton, MA.  Pre - celebration gathering from 12:00-12:30 pm with the Celebration Service to begin at 12:30 pm. Light fare and drink to follow.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN, 38101. 

Condolences (4)
  • Helen Allison 1956 OLE fellow
    That smile never changed over the years. I have Jacquie's book, Open Minded Heart, on my desk. Words of wisdom always. Transcends the ages. Thank you
  • Stephanie Dumstorf  - OLE fellow graduate 1956
    Prayers for the peace your lovely smile encourages. We have been blessed to call you "friend."
  • Peter Holmes- Columbia, MD  - I was introduced by Elza Stanley-Dunning
    We had many laughes, but your smile will live on. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  • Linda Nye  - 1956 O L E fellow graduate
    Dear Sweet Friend, Your smile is so ingrained in my memory. When I take deep breaths while trying for a peaceful sleep, I think of you. My daughter is also named Kimberly. I am so thankful to have known and been inspired be you. Until, hopefully, we meet again, you and your Loved Ones will be in my heart. Your Classmate, Linda
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