Beatrice (Shaw) Roberts, age 88, passed peacefully away on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Beatrice was born on Sept.14, 1920 in Hampton, the daughter of the late Egbert and Bertha (Parker) Shaw and stepmother Stella (Ballentine) Shaw.
Beatrice worked in the sewing room at Telescope Casual Furniture for more than 30 years. She had also been employed over the years at Nora Lee and Bloom’s 5& 10. Beatrice devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed sitting on the porch, welcoming anyone who came in to a cup of coffee, snacks and good conversation. Bea was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW and American Legion.
Beatrice spent her last few nights surrounded by family and some very special nurses. She lit up the room with her smiles. She proudly announced that she had a date with “Harris” and they were going dancing.
Beatrice was predeceased by her husband Owen Harris Roberts, her brother Franklin Shaw and a sister Catherine (Shaw) Bogart.
Survivors are her son Daniel W. Roberts and his wife Jerilee of Granville, a daughter, Davine (Roberts) Patterson and her husband Charles of Aberdeen, N.C., a sister Carrie Marcelle Diget of Batavia, N.Y., a brother-in-law Ronnie Roberts and a sister-in-law Elaine Colvin both of Queensbury. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Diana (Roberts) Morgan and her husband Aaron of Comstock, Stephanie (Roberts) Buxton and her husband Dave, Darcy (Roberts) Williams and her husband Darryl of Deltona, Fla., Brian Pedone and his wife Michele of Hudson Falls, Timothy Patterson and his wife Lisa of Carthage, N.C., and Tammy Patterson of Glens Falls, 11 great grandchildren: Kenneth, Jacob, and Kiana Morgan, Devin and Brooke Buxton, Owen, Daniel and Dorthy Williams, Aden and Alex Patterson and Ayden Pedone, as well as many nieces and nephews. .
A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, E. Main Street, Granville with Deacon Arthur Peters officiating. Friends were invited to call on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, NY
Memorial contributions may be made to the Haynes House of Hope, POB 285, Granville, NY 12832. A special thank you to the very wonderful and caring nurses of PCU and Comfort Care at Rutland Regional Medical Center who helped bring a smile to Bea’s face.