Theresa M. Roberts

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AMHERST - Dec. 22, 2012, Theresa M. Roberts died just shy of her 90th birthday, after a short hospitalization. She was a lifelong resident of Amherst, residing in the house that had been home to her grandparents and her parents before her. Theresa was the beloved daughter and only child of Julius and Julia (Joy) Roberts, a loving cousin, and a loyal friend.

She was an accomplished quilter, an avid gardener, an adventurous cook and a tireless knitter who provided hundreds of hats, sweaters, baby sets and mittens to church fairs and children in need. Theresa worked for many years at Pro Brush in Florence, before retiring early to care for her ailing mother. She was a lifelong member of St. Brigid's Catholic Church in Amherst.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10:00 a.m. at The Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst, with burial following in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Hadley. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, 168 Industrial Dr., Northampton, MA 01060. Obituary and memorial register at

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 28, 2012