Cheshire - Raymond L. Roberts, 83, passed away on Sunday January 23rd, surrounded by his family at his home. He was the husband of the late Carolyn (Engle) Roberts.
Mr. Roberts was born February 12, 1938, in Cheshire, the son of the late Edmund and Ethel (Cook) Roberts. He was a lifelong Cheshire resident where he was a member of the First Congregational Church as well as a past member of the town’s fire department. He was the Plant Manager for Erickson Metals Corporation until his retirement in 2019. Ray was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany with the 10th Infantry Division.
Known to his loving family as “Poppy”, he was a wonderful Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather and was a staple in their daily lives. He enjoyed many trips to Cape Cod visiting his second home.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his children: Raymond Roberts and his children Megan and Emily, as well as Megan’s husband Matt Johnson; Donald Roberts, his wife Donna and their children Samantha, Sarah and Hannah, as well as Sarah’s husband Graham McKean; Steven Roberts, his children Ashley, Jack and Annie, as well as Ashley’s husband Brian Foley and their children Madelyn and Emma; Shelly Maurice and her husband Ron, and their children David, Daniel, RJ, Lauren, and Lexie; his brothers Arthur and John Roberts; his sister Ethel Roberts; as well as his longtime and devoted partner Gloria Nickey and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Roberts is predeceased by his brothers Robert, Edmund, Frank, and Elton, as well as Steve’s late wife Joan.
Arrangements – Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St. A burial service will follow at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the start of the service at 11 AM.