Joyce P. Roberts, 88, of Waterville, NY, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville.
She was born April 26, 1926 in Sauquoit, a daughter of Paul and Ella Stulo Perkins and received her education in Sauquoit schools. On June 8, 1946, Joyce married Arthur J. Roberts in Sauquoit. He predeceased her on January 9, 2008. Joyce worked in the cafeteria at the Waterville Central School for many years and was affectionately known as “Gram” by all the kids.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waterville where she sang in the choir and was a soloist as well. She was also a member of the Waterville Women’s Club for many years.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy Nelson of New Hartford; Paula and Tom Nankivell of Plains, PA; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Arthur J., II and Beverly Roberts of Waterville; William T. Roberts, II of Kirkland; and Kenneth Roberts of Waterville; sister-in-law, Jean Perkins of Sauquoit; brother-in-law, Charles “Pat” Roberts of Richfield Springs; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Robin Roberts; a son, James Roberts; sisters, Lucille Porter, Isabelle Bullock and Jean Russum; and brothers, Jack and Bud Perkins.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday (today) July 26, 2014 from the Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, followed by interment in the Waterville Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home today from Noon until 2pm prior to the service.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Harding Nursing Home for the Employee Benefit Fund, 220 Tower St., Waterville, NY 13480.