Rosemay W. Roberts

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Rosemay W. Roberts, 96, of Manchester, formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana, the wife of the late Reginald M. Roberts, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Manchester Manor.

Born in New Orleans, she was the daughter of the late Russell Claude Wagner and Mary (Bacino) Wagner. She made her career as a furniture salesperson, retiring from Sears after many years of service. She will always be remembered for her affinity for butterflies, and reminded her customers to remember her by the butterfly pin she would always wear. In 2005, at the age of 83, Rosemay relocated to Manchester following Hurricane Katrina. She was a communicant of St. James Church.

She is survived by her son, Steven A. Roberts, and his wife, Mary, of Manchester; her grandchildren, Blake Roberts and his wife, Jennifer Cannistra, of Bethesda, Maryland, and Darcy Ronan and her husband, Stephen Ronan, of Fairfield; her great-grandchildren, Bryce, Carter, Edward, Charles, and James; and her nephew, Stanford Williams Jr. of Gold River, California. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Shirley Williams and Evelyn Hall.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester. The funeral procession will begin at 10:30 a.m. to St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. A private burial will occur at Lake Lawn Cemetery in New Orleans.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. James School Foundation, P.O. Box 254, Manchester, CT 06045-0254.

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219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2018