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Stearns, Roberta  
MADBURY - Spiritual partner, loving mother, cherished Nana and sister, Roberta Joan Stearns, 73, of Madbury, N.H., passed away on Saturday May 21.2016, at home after an extended battle with cancer. Born on August 18, 1942 in Laconia , N.H., to Stanley James and Marguerite Leah(Dionne) Skeats. Roberta (Bobby) grew up in Sanbornton. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1960 and from Rockland Community College Nursing program in 1966. Roberta became a dedicated caring nurse and worked many years at Rockland State hospital, Orangeburg, N.Y. In 1984 Roberta met her sweetie-pie Joseph Yadao and they have been together since. They have enjoyed many events together like being on several APA pool leagues in N.Y., N.H. and Maine. In 2005 Roberta and Joe relocated to Madbury, N.H. Roberta took an active role in her new community. She became vice president of BLCA, spent many hours volunteering for the Seacoast Titans HS league and later participated as Bubbles the clown on Madbury Day, giving away balloons with bubbles to kids of all ages. Roberta attended many of her grandsons sporting events whether it was football, basketball, or lacrosse. Roberta is survived by the love of her life Joseph Yadao and his children, Rachel Yadao with daughter Amia and son Matthew; Joseph (Julie) Yadao with sons Anthony, Sean and Kai; her daughter, Tammy [Conrad] McKenna and their sons Connor, Seamus, and Brendan; her son, Tracy Stearns with[Emily Hicks] and son Will. Roberta's siblings, Mary Ann [David] Melvin , Elaine Skeats, S. James [Barbara] Skeats; and several nieces and nephews. Roberta was predeceased by her parents. Her many friends and relatives will remember her strength, giving spirit, strong leadership and courage. Roberta enjoyed life especially summers at Lake Winnisquam kayaking and floating in her tube. Sunday Brunch at Steele Hill, visiting with old friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed going to Hawaii with Joe to participate in the Kila family reunions. A casual BBQ to celebrate Roberta's life will be held within the next two weeks . In lieu of flowers, Roberta and her family have requested that donations be made to the NH Humane society at
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Published in Fosters from May 23 to May 26, 2016
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