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Lawrence Roberts


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Lawrence Roberts

1925 - 2015 NORTH ADAMS Mr. Lawrence Roberts, 89, of 556 Barbour St. died Thursday May 14, at North Adams Commons after a long illness. He was born in North Adams, on Oct. 18, 1925, son of Lucien and Florida (Cote) Roberts. He attended the Notre Dame Parochial School and the Bliss Business College. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Marines in the Pacific as part of the 2nd Marine Division, participating in invasions on Tinian and Saipan. Lawrence worked at General Cable Co. for over 30 years until his retirement. After retiring, he worked for Elder Services for 17 years, delivering meals for its Meals on Wheels Program. In his younger years, he operated a taxi in North Adams. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and enjoyed gardening and carpentry. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Y. (Champagne) Roberts, whom he married on March 9, 1973; one daughter, Elizabeth Roberts of Adams; and one son, Richard A. Roberts and his wife, Diane, of North Adams. He also leaves his stepchildren, including Nancy Roy and her husband, Rejean, of North Adams; Alice Vigna and her companion, Richard Lussier, of Clarksburg; Celeste Daniels and her husband, Alden, of Heath, Mass.; Annette Dudley and her husband, Curtis, of Succasunna, N.J.; and Robin Sigsbury of Adams; and five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and 12 step great-grandchildren; his daughter in law, Donna Roberts and her companion, Walter Kupis; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. His son, William E. "Moose" Roberts, is deceased; and two brothers and two sisters are deceased, including Ernest Roberts, Leonard Roberts, Isabelle Champney, and Aline Parmenter. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday May 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, are Saturday morning from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Elder Services Meals on Wheels in care of the funeral home. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 17, 2015
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