Roberta (Hinman) Bryce

December 22, 1931 ~ January 27, 2022 (age 90)


Roberta H Bryce passed into the loving arms of our Lord on January 27, 2022. Roberta was born to William & Elfreda (Beerwort) Hinman on December 22, 1931 in Hartford, CT. She Graduated from Buckley High School- Graduated From Teachers College of Connecticut-Now known as Central Connecticut State College. With a degree in elementary education. She began her career teaching in various schools both west and east of the river. When she met her fiancée & soon to be husband The late William G, Bryce, they made their home in Manchester, where she continued her teaching career until her family came along. Then she took a break to have her children-whom she absolutely loved Robert W, Bryce of Baton Rouge, LA & Sarah B Smith of Manchester whom she absolutely adored & the feeling was mutual.

Roberta is predeceased by her parents William & Elfreda Hinman & Her late husband William G. Bryce & her late brother Lynn W. Hinman.

Roberta is survived by her two loving children Robert W Bryce & his wife Sara of Baton Rouge, LA & Sarah B Smith of Manchester, CT
As well as 2 nieces & 2 nephews Jennifer Hinman of California, Katharine Bosley of Vermont, Peter Hinman of Texas & Bill Hinman of Vermont.

Roberta was a career teacher in the Manchester Public School system for 30 years. She absolutely loved being around her own children as well as the “hundreds” of students she taught, I can remember here saying to me, the “the greatest thing for me about teaching is watching the light come on in a students mind when they GET a concept that I have been teaching!

Roberta had a very active life in addition to spending lots of time with her own children who adored her! She was very active in the Connecticut chapter of ADK Teachers Sorority, as well as in her retirement the local chapter of Christian Women's Club.

Roberta had many interest  and activities  Roberta attended Central Connecticut State College where she received her Master degree in Learning disabilities. She accomplished this while still holding down a full time job & being a wife & mother of 2 very active teenagers- no small feat.

In her spare time she was an avid reader, she loved to knit, she made beautiful afghans & sweaters.
She also was a beautiful seamstress for her children. She made 2 beautiful gowns for her daughter & many other clothing items that will long be cherished. She also enjoyed doing cross stitch prior to arthritis getting into her joints. She loved cooking for her family gatherings especially pies, in the past her apple pies have been auctioned off for $25 or more! Mom’s chocolate chip cookies where everyone’s favorite, she couldn’t keep them in her cookie jar, but they were so worth it.

She was a life long Episcopalian ,Baptized at Christ Church Cathedral Hartford, Her strong faith continued throughout her 90 years. A member of Girls Friendly Society. She faithfully attended church all her life as her faith was an extremely important to her. When we moved to Church of St Andrew. The Apostle in Rocky Hill, Fr. Patrick Bush came to see Mom not only at her home, but at Fox Hill Nursing Care center where she came to live.

The family requests that  any memorial gifts be made to Church of St Andrew the Apostle, Rocky Hill, CT. In Roberta’s name.

Arrangements are being handled by Holmes Watkins Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Wednesday February 2, 2022 3-5pm at Holmes Watkins Funeral Home, Mass of Christen Burial will be held Thursday February 3, 2022 at 10:00am, St. Andrew the Apostle 331 Orchard St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, with burial to follow.  

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Calling Hours
February 2, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

February 3, 2022

10:00 AM

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