Roberta June Webster (Baldwin) died peacefully on December 22nd at the Helen Porter healthcare and rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Her last days were spent surrounded by her loving family as they said goodbye and prepared for her passing.
Roberta was born on June 27, 1924 in Alburgh Vermont. She was the third child born to Sydney and Margaret Pike who raised a family of six. Roberta had many wonderful memories of growing up and going to school in Alburgh before her family moved to and finally settled in Hinesburg where she graduated from high school. The war years found her working for Bell aircraft in Burlington manufacturing supplies for the United States Air Force. During the 1950s and 60s Roberta remained busy raising her three children in Shirley, New York on Long Island. After her children were grown Roberta returned to Vermont and married Fred Baldwin. They resided together in Rutland for 36 years until his death in 2006. Together they filled their lives with family. Weekends would often find them driving north to Burlington, Hinesburg and Starksboro to visit siblings, celebrate birthdays with grandkids and occasionally spend summer days at the family camp located on Lake Iroquois.
Roberta worked many years for the Rutland area visiting nurses association. She greatly enjoyed helping seniors remain in their homes and live independently.
Roberta was also a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Over the years she held many offices in the Rutland area Order of the Eastern Star including that of Grand Matron.
She is preceded by her parents, five siblings, Gardley, Roger, Cortland, Virginia, Sydney, and her son Billy.
Roberta is survived by her two daughters, Sylvia Goodrich and Christine LaRose, Grandchildren Mona Tatro, Shannon LaRose and Nicole DeMoya, three great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Brown McClay Funeral home in Bristol on Friday December 27th. Calling hour begins at 10am. Services are scheduled for 11am. Reception to follow.