Obituaries 01-25-2011

Jean Abrams Roberts

Of  Belmont, formerly of Boston

Jean Abrams Roberts of Belmont, formerly of Boston, died on Dec. 30, 2010, after a long illness. She was 91 years old.

Mrs. Roberts was born in Bradford, Pa., in 1919 and graduated from Skidmore College in 1940 with an English major. She subsequently moved to Boston, where she met and in 1943 married Boston attorney George W. Roberts. Professionally, she served as an editor at the Massachusetts Deptartment of Mental Health and at the New England Aquarium, where she also directed the volunteer program.

A former member of the corporation of the Church of the Advent on Beacon Hill, Mrs. Roberts also volunteered at the College Club of Boston, where she served as president, and at the USS Constitution Museum.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by a daughter, Susan R. Boyle of Boston; a son, Thomas A. Roberts of Albany, Calif.; and two grandsons, Jason Roberts of Berkeley, Calif., and Colin Boyle of Boston.

A memorial service was held at the Old North Church, Boston on Jan. 5.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Arrangements were by Boston Harborside Home, J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Langone.

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