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Ernest A. Roberts

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BENNINGTON -- Ernest A. Roberts, 68, a resident of Jefferson Heights and a former longtime resident of Pownal, died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at his residence.

Born in North Adams, Mass., Jan. 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Ernest C. and Jennie (Estes) Roberts. Ernie received his education in the Williamstown schools and was a 1956 graduate of the former Williamstown High School.

Ernie married the former Marjorie Towslee at the Pownal Community Church on Aug. 23, 1958.

In earlier years, Ernie owned and operated a rubbish removal and lawn care business in Williamstown, Mass., and Pownal area and was also employed by the Bennington School District. At the time of his death, he worked at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass., and was the custodian at the First United Methodist Church in Bennington.

Ernie enjoyed any time that he could spend with children, especially his granddaughters, Lindsay and Jenna. He also enjoyed music and all kinds of cars.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Roberts, of Bennington; a daughter, Kimberly Roberts, of Bennington; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth J. and Krista Roberts, of New Milford, Conn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Harold Weyers, of Williamstown, Mass.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services celebrating the life of Ernie Roberts will be held from the First United Methodist Church in Bennington on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Deborah Estey, pastor, officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, Mass.

Should friends desire, contributions in Ernest A. Roberts memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bennington through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 6, 2006
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