CHESHIRE- Sharon A. Roberts, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 21, 2021, at The Summit at Plantsville after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's. She was the wife of John Roberts.
Mrs. Roberts was born on May 30, 1943, in Waterbury, daughter of Edward and Gwendolyn (Bort) Birmingham. Before her retirement, she worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Southington Care Center.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, Sharon is survived by her children Sherri Roberts, John and his wife Stacy Roberts, and Staci and Don Miller. She loved her grandchildren; Kimberly and husband Daryl, Shane and wife Samantha, Jessica, Cheyenne, Dakota, Olivia, Amanda, Delaini, Bailie, Finley, and Sawyer and great -grandchildren; Mariah, Jamison and baby Max due any day. She also leaves behind her sister, Glenda DeShane of Georgia and many nieces and nephews. Sharon was predeceased by her grandson Dylan Sattler.
Sharon, a lifelong resident of Cheshire and graduate of Cheshire High School, loved growing up on a horse farm with her parents and sister Glenda. She loved to ride horses, especially her horse, Stormy, a beautiful Palomino. She also had fond memories of her dogs over the years - Irish Wolfhounds, Poodles, and Collies. Together the family enjoyed time on their boat, traveling to Florida, beach days at Hammonasset and racing horses.
Sharon met the love of her life, John Roberts and they married in December 1964. Together they raised three children, Sherri, John, and Staci, and enjoyed their home at 201 Rockview Drive, where Sharon shared a passion for gardening with her children. Her gardens were filled with Irises, Hydrangea, Lilacs, Rose of Sharon, and her favorite, Peonies. Sharon took especially good care of her peonies that she planted around the yard in various colors. The peonies came from her mother-in-law, Ethel Roberts’s, house years before and bloomed in her memory each year. Sharon and John took great care transplanting these same plants to their children’s houses where they will now bloom in Sharon’s memory.
Both Sharon and John took on the role of grandparents with such great joy. Sharon loved her grandchildren and was always there to lend a hand or babysit whenever needed. She gave the best hugs and watched countless movies with the grandchildren but most of all loved to “spoil them and then send them home” as she would joke.
Sharon was a kind soul who shared a smile with any passerby. She was a hard worker, provider, and loved to antique and refinish old furniture with her husband John. You could find them at the Elephant’s Trunk antique show on Sundays in the summer, often excited to share the treasures they found. She would frequent AMC car shows with John and support his passion for old muscle cars and was someone who ate the cake, wasn’t afraid to laugh, and lived life not afraid of what people thought of her.
Although our hearts are broken, we celebrate her freedom from a relentless disease and know she will be welcomed into heaven with all her memories returned and she can finally be at peace. In her honor, we ask you to live life to the fullest. We learned through her battle with Alzheimer's that time is precious. So don’t put off your dreams or plans. Make time for family and friends and make countless, priceless memories.
“We might not be the ones to change the world. We might not belong to the few that put a ding in the universe. We might not be the something the whole world would celebrate. But...In the little corners that we live; in the lives that we played a part in, we should be nothing less but unforgettable.” Go free mom...until we meet again...eternal love for you...
Arrangements: A graveside service for Mrs. Roberts will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at St. Bridget Cemetery, Higgins Road, Cheshire. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Sharon’s name, can be made to Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd S #4b, Southington, CT 06489.