Dorothy (Snow) Roberts, 97, a long time Manchester resident, beloved wife of the late C. Sumner Roberts, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at home. They had been married for 58 years before Sumner’s passing on May 2, 2011. Dorothy was born in Manchester, March 15, 1922, daughter of the late Walter George and Elizabeth (Powers) Snow. She lived in Manchester most of her life, also residing in Northford, CT and Andover, Mass. She graduated with honors from Manchester High School Class of 1940B and was trained in piano, voice, classical and church music. Dorothy was employed by the Community Child Guidance Clinic, Manchester, CT Mutual of Hamden, CT and Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT. Following her retirement, she and her husband traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Hawaii and many European Countries. She enjoyed volunteering at the Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell, for more than 20 years and the Auxiliary, Manchester Memorial Hospital. Dorothy was a member of Center Congregational Church for more than 50 years. She was also a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Old Sturbridge Village, Mystic Seaport and Manchester Historical Society. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by three brothers George Walter Snow, Horace Parker Snow and Clarence Earl Snow. Dorothy is survived by nieces, nephews, many close friends and neighbors. Dorothy was blessed to have wonderful caregivers over the past 4 years. Your loving care of Dorothy is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to VNA Hospice care unit for your guidance and support.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11 am at Center Congregational Church, 11 Center Street, Manchester. Inurnment will be private in East Cemetery, Manchester. There are no calling hours. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Center Congregation Church. Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, Manchester is in care of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.holmeswatkins.com.
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