RICHFORD — Donald C. Roberts, age 92, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 with his family by his side at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
He was born Dec. 22, 1922 in South Richford to the late Hormidos and Adeline (Paquette) Roberts. Donald was the youngest of 15 children.
Donald attended Richford High School and after graduation he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. When discharged from the Navy he came home and married the love of his life, Norma Mae Butler on June 22, 1946. Donald owned and operated his business, Roberts Shoe Repair, out of their home on Main Street in Richford; where he lived until 2006. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years as a city letter carrier in Richford, he retired in 1981. After Norma passed away on June 5, 2005 he moved closer to his daughter in Berkshire.
He is survived by his daughter, Stacy (Roberts) Gregoire and her husband, Paul, of Berkshire; his grandson, Philip Gregoire and his family, Samantha, Zoe and Kayla of Berkshire; a brother-in-law, Harry Butler of Cowansville, Que.; several nieces and nephews and his lifelong friends, Peter and Maxine Farrar and Richard and Diane McAllister, Donald enjoyed many years of attending car shows with Pete and Richard. Besides his parents and wife, Donald was predeceased by his 14 siblings and in-laws, Harry and Mabel Butler.
There will be no services for Donald at this time. A graveside memorial service will be held at the family’s convenience this spring in All Saints Cemetery in Richford.
For those who wish, contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476. Condolences may be through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.