Maria F. Roberts

Maria F. Roberts, 95, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013. She was born in Brunssum, Netherlands, and moved to Vero Beach in 1945, coming from her birthplace. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Prior to retirement, she worked as a housekeeper for the St. Helen convent and then for Piper Aircraft. She served 18 years as a volunteer with Indian River Memorial Hospital's auxiliary. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Anne Mitchell, Catherine Smart, Margaret Bray, Patricia Criss and Johanna Maria Roberts; sons, John Harold Roberts and James Roberts; brother, Matthew Stalman; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold A. Roberts; and sisters, Monique Tissot Von Patot and Barbara Schmidt. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Helen Catholic Church Building Fund, 200 Tallahassee Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960. Services: A viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7 at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. April 8 at St. Helen Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce. A guestbook is available at Arrangements are by Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 6, 2013