- 74 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 15, 1940
- Place of birth:
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 14, 2015
- Place of passing:
Berlin, Massachusetts, United States
|Let the memory of Steve be with us forever|
Joseph Stephen Roberts, age 74, of Berlin, MA passed away peacefully January 14, 2015 at The Highlands nursing home in Fitchburg, MA due to complications following treatment for pneumonia.
He was born in Pawtucket, RI, on July 15, 1940 to the late Lester and Ethel (Warburton) Roberts. He obtained a Bachelors’s degree from University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. He was a structural mechanical engineer, working in the nuclear energy industry with Boston Edison. He loved skiing, sailing, and spending time at the beach. He was a fan of the Patriots and Red Sox.
He is survived by his two brothers, David and wife Sandra (Nelson) Roberts of Chelmsford, MA and Bruce Roberts of Florida. He was married to Patricia Koscinski Roberts, leaving two children; Susan Roberts and Jeffrey and (wife) Heidi (Finn) Roberts; two grandchildren, Haley and Bria Roberts.
A mass will be held in his memory at 10 AM on January 22, 2015 at St. Bernadette Parish, 266 Main Street in Northborough, MA 01532.
A gathering will follow mass at 11:30 AM at Guiseppe's Grill, 35 Solomon Pond Rd, Northborough, MA 01532
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of "J. Stephen Roberts" to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via the JimmyFund gift form.
"Uncle Steve you will be missed. We shared many laughs over the years. I will miss you eating dessert before every Thanksgiving dinner and all I can say is there better be a Dunkin Donuts up there. I know you will be in line for a decaf. Rest in peace. Love Sharon and Ted"
"The more I thought about your life, the more I realized you weren't just my dad. I always thought of you as just my dad. But you were a son, a brother, an uncle, a husband, a friend, a colleague, a neighbor and a grandfather.
We'll miss you dad. I’ll see you someday again. Goodbye for now."
"Jeff, Heidi, pat and family - I am so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."
"June and I will miss Steve very much. He loved his family (both immediate and extended) and was a good "Grampy" to his granddaughters. Our love and thoughts go out to the entire Roberts family."
"Jeff, Heidi and family, I'm deeply saddened to learn of your loss. I only met Steve a few times, but he left a lasting impression. If I remember correctly, some joke telling filled the air. May your love and beautiful memories of your father bring you all comfort and peace."
"Jeff, Scott and I are so sorry for your loss of your dad. We hope he rests in peace and we love you guys.
"Pat, my condolences to you and your family. Steve will be missed."
"As guests in your life together, Deb and I have always enjoyed our visits and our discussions and Steve's opinions. Pat, you are absolutely correct, there are a box of memories in each room, locations and we'll both find more as time continues... some at the Cape, Shrewsbury, and of course Dunkin Donuts... Lots gf hugs to you... we'll be back soon!"
"In every Room of our time together there is a box,
Of memories we shared,
Now is the time to pack them away,
With Sadness and with Care...
Gathering up the memories we shared,
Making sure I've got them all,
Packing them softly because I cared,
Leaving them in the boxes in the hall."
"You are missed. Love, Heidi, Haley & Bria"