Fred S. Roberts

Fred S. Roberts, Sr.
Formerly of Townsend, MA; 89

NEW IPSWICH, NH -- Fred S. Roberts, Sr., 89, of New Ipswich, NH, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

His beloved wife of 61 years, Joan E. (Wilson) Roberts died in November, 2012.

Mr. Roberts was born in Harvard on February 28, 1925, a son of the late Harry F. and Grace B. (Stone) Roberts, and resided in Townsend for many years before moving to New Ipswich.

He leaves three sons, Fred Roberts Jr. and fiancée, Barbara King of East Corinth, Maine, Michael Roberts and companion, Deb Honkala of Townsend, Dennis Roberts and his wife, Susan of Leominster, four daughters, Linda Roberts of Bennington, NH, Bethany Molter and her husband, Butch of Ashby, Heidi Johnson and her husband, John of New Ipswich, NH, Margaret Strickland and her husband, Randy of St. Petersburg, FL; two sisters, Alice Biron of Acton, Beatrice Reid of Littleton; 16 grandchildren, Melonie Fetterman, Heather Roberts, Melissa Senecal, Tim Roberts, Corine Farnsworth, Kimberly Leano, Jodie and Jill Nickerson, Justin and Craig Roberts, Darrell Gyles, Carrissa, April and Erik DeBettencourt, Aaron and Lawrence Doucette; three step grandchildren, Todd and Erin Molter, Michelle Strickland; 26 great-grandchildren, Emma, Grace, Matthew, Alydia, Deshaun, Cody, Hannah, Olivia, Gwen, Evin, Chloe, Isabelle, Jackson, Dexter, Samantha, Elizabeth, Makayla, Leana, Mason, Evan, Brennan, Trystan, Lilianna, Tagan, Wyatt and Violet. Dear friends Martin Yauga, Kathy Donaldson, June Archer, Joan Caldwell.

He was predeceased by his infant grandson, Patrick DeBettencourt, three brothers, James Roberts, Thomas Roberts, George Roberts, three sisters, Jenny Thomas, Julia Towne, Pauline Scribner.

For many years, Fred owned and operated the family dairy farm in West Townsend. He was also previously employed at the former Krete Kraft of Ayer, Pages Fence Co. and the Retina Foundation in Townsend. Fred took great pride in gardening and was well known for giving away his vegetables.

Most importantly, he was well known for telling everyone "I'm a millionaire because I have the best Family!" He will be sadly missed by many.

ROBERTS -- The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Hospice of NH. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice @ Healthcare Services, P.O. Box 564, 316 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH 03431.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday March 14, from 4 until 7 pm at the TJ Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main St. (Rt. 119), Townsend. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 am in the funeral home. Burial will take place in Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard at a later date.

Funeral Home

Anderson Funeral Homes
250 Main Street Townsend, MA 01469
(978) 597-2692

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Mar. 11, 2014