William E. Roberts passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. A lifelong Quincy resident, Mr. Roberts graduated from North Quincy High School and Northeastern University. A Korean War Army veteran, he retired from his position as Budget Director of Northeastern University after a 38 year employment. Mr. Roberts was a past chairman of the Trustees of Union Congregational Church, a former coach of Union Congregational Church Basketball Team as well as a coach of Legion & Babe Ruth Baseball, a member of the Northeastern University 25 year group and a former member of Wollaston Post, A.L. He was the beloved husband of Helen H. (Hain) of Quincy; devoted father of Scott W. and Mark W. Roberts, cherished grandfather of Kathryn, Brendan, John Daniel, Sarah and the late Christopher Roberts; and brother of the late Richard F. Roberts. A funeral service will be celebrated at the Union Congregational Church, 136 Rawson Rd., Wollaston, Tuesday morning at 10. Visiting hours will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Monday 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368. www.alfreddthomas.com Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton, 617-696-4200
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Oct. 26, 2013