Dorio P. Roberts, Sr, 87, of North Troy, Vermont
passed away peacefully on October 23,2021 in Newport,
VT. He was born on April 29, 1934 in North Troy son
of Honore and Rose (Benjamin) Roberts. On November
14, 1958 he married Geneva Denton who predeceased
him on June 6, 2003.
In Doe's early years growing up as a child he helped
work the family farm. Later in his youth he thought he
would try his hand in the US Air Force acting as an Air
Traffic Controller stationed 2 years in Long Island NY
and 1 year in Alaska. After serving 3 years and being
honorably discharged he came back to the family farm
where later he met the love of his life Geneva. When he
decided to leave farming, he took on a job at the Cheese
Factory in Troy at night and Truck driver for Orleans
Candy by day. After his employment with Orleans
Candy came to a halt, he moved onto Lewis Dairy where
his milk delivery career began ultimately leading him
to his own self-employed business known as Rowden's
Dairy. Soon after the sale of his business he took on a
job at the local Newport Car Wash for a period of time.
He soon began to get a little restless which ultimately led
him onto his next adventure in Massachusetts assisting
his son with his small carpentry business and working
at Auget MFG, once returning back home he began his
final career with Bonds Auto Parts, currently known as
O'reilly Auto Parts as a delivery parts driver.
Dad enjoyed many things. He had a passion for the
game of softball whereby he had his own team known as
Doe's Expos for many, many years. In his younger years
he loved bowling a couple nights a week with his dear
friends. There wasn't room in the house for many more
Trophies as dad always excelled in the game. He also
had a love for dance with time spent at Warner's Dance
hall in Lowell listening to Priscilla sing his favorite song,
Down in the Boondocks. Let us not forget his passion
for the cards. He so loved his time spent with family
and friends sitting around the table for hours on end,
however as the years passed there was less time spent at
the card table and more time on his sled and 4-wheeler.
He did it all, he did it well, he did it his way. He lived
his life full with much joy and happiness, and we are all
grateful and blessed to have been a part of it.
He is survived by his children: Danny Roberts and
his wife Francis of Bakersfield, CA, Darlene Potvin
of Newport, VT, Donna Kennison and her husband
Michael of North Troy, VT, Dennis Roberts and his
wife Tracy of North Troy, VT, Denise Roberts of
Claremont, NH, and Devin Ryan of Northfield, VT. He
is survived by his grandchildren: Rose, Christie, Michael,
Randy, Joshua, Jenna, Jayla, Meghan, Nathan, Miranda,
Mariah, Bryanna, Molly, Hunter, Zoe, and many great
grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. He is also
survived by his brothers Maurice Roberts of Florida,
Roger Roberts and his wife of TN, Oscar Roberts and his
partner Sherill Sanville of Newport Center, VT.
He was also predeceased by his son Dorio P. Roberts,
Jr, son-in-law Arnold Potvin Jr, brothers Aldemand
(Joe) Roberts, Ranald Roberts, sisters Gabrielle Hilliker,
Emelda Morrill, Yvette Parenteau, Jacqueline Hamilton.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on
Thursday October 28, 2021 at North Troy Village
Cemetery with military honors. If friends desire
memorial contributions in Dorio's name may be made
to the Troy School, for the baseball field fund, P.O. Box
110, North Troy, VT 05859. On-line condolences may be
made at curtis-britch.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch
& Bouffard Funeral Home, & Cremation Service, locally
family owned and operated.
Published by Newport Daily Express from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2021.