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Audrey Roberts, 104

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 11:07

Audrey Joan Roberts, a former assistant to the president of the State University at Farmingdale, died on Aug. 28 at Arden Courts Memory Care Community in Naples, Fla. She was 104 and had lived in East Hampton for many years.

In 1938, she married Donald F. Roberts. The couple lived in Massapequa, where they brought up four children, and had a second home in East Hampton. From 1976 to 1999, they made East Hampton their primary residence and spent winters in Clearwater, Fla. They moved to Naples five years before Mr. Roberts's death in 2006.

In Florida Ms. Roberts was a member of the Clearwater Garden Club, and had served as a certified judge at flower shows.

Born on Feb. 8, 1916, in Jersey City, N.J., to Jacob William Bloom and the former Edna Ward, she grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from St. Angela Hall High School and St. Joseph's College for Women there.

She is survived by two daughters, Penny Dauch of Naples and Donna Ciminera of Rolling Hills, Calif., a son, Donald F. Roberts of Brookhaven, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son, Christopher W. Roberts, died before her.

Ms. Roberts was cremated, and the family plans to hold a private memorial service and dispersal of ashes in East Hampton next summer.

Memorial donations have been suggested to the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, P.O. Box 455, Bridgehampton 11932.

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