Beatrice E. Roberts, 97

Beatrice Roberts

KITTERY — Beatrice E. Roberts, 97, of Waterford and York, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Kittery.

On Oct. 7, 1921, she was born into a colorful family of sea captains, watermen and stonemasons. She was the youngest of 12 children of William Henry Dow and Jennie May Norton Dow. She graduated from Milbridge High School in 1938, and married John F. Roberts in Belfast on Nov. 27, 1940. They lived a life of mutual devotion for 70 years until his death on May 8, 2011. They lived in the Norway/Waterford area for 67 years before moving to York in 2010. In Norway, Bea worked at Merchant’s store as a payroll clerk, at B.E. Cole and later at Jack and Jill.

Bea was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Church, a member of the Barton Reading Club, Pine Tree Quilters, Norway Country Club, Women’s Golf Association and the Oxford Hills Aquatic Club (having learned to love swimming in the frigid Narraguagus River!).

Bea was a kind, funny, wise and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, connecting easily with people of all ages.

She is survived by her son, Col. Thomas W. Roberts USMC (Ret.) of Hawaii; daughter, Judith R. Goodell of York; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life is planned for 11 a.m. ,on Saturday, May 18, at St. Catherine’s Church in Norway. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Norway.

If desired, gifts in her memory may be made to: Waterford Library, 663 Waterford Rd., Waterford, ME 04088.

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