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Michael Roberts, 66

Longtime North Adams Fireman

Michael Joseph Roberts 66, of North Adams died Tuesday September 7, 2021 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in North Adams on May 16, 1955 a son of the late William G. Roberts and Mary J. (Conrad) Roberts.

Michael graduated from the former St. Joseph Parochial High School. He was employed as an apprentice printer at the former Arnold Print Works for several years until joining the North Adams Fire Department in 1980, where served as acting lieutenant retiring in 2011. Michael served the City of North Adams for over 31 years where his courage and devotion to duty never wavered.

He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Patricia (DiLego) Roberts whom he married April 22, 1978, sons Shane Roberts and his wife Jeannette of Averill Park, NY and Tyler Roberts of North Adams, two grandchildren Lillian and Finn Roberts. He also leaves a sister Christine Kline, sisters-in-law Theresa Roy, JoAnne Cowlin (Peter), Linda DiLego, Brothers-in-law John DiLego (Linda) and Edward DiLego( Bobbie) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Susanne LaBonte who died September 18, 2020.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday September 13, 2021 at 1 pm. at St. Elizabeth Church in North Adams, with his longtime friend Rev. Dariusz Wudarski , Pastor of St. Elizabeth Church as the celebrant. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling Hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams are Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Memorial donations are suggested for the St. Vincent DePaul Conference through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Shane and family, So very sorry for your loss may he Rest In Peace with the Lord.
from: Kathy ziarnikon: 09-22-2021

My deepest sympathy on your tremendous loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
from: Mireille Royon: 09-20-2021

Pat, we are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was a great person and I enjoyed talking with him almost daily during our dog walks. I do apologize for not knowing of his passing when we spoke with you last week. Please know that we are praying for Mike and your entire family to help you through this difficult time. Please let us know if you or any of your family need anything.
from: Paul & Karen McDonoughon: 09-15-2021

Pat, So sorry for your loss.
from: Tom HAWKEon: 09-14-2021

So very sorry to hear of Mikeís passing. He always helped us out at our Clarksburg haunted hayrides, bringing all his inflatables for us to use. He would tell us stories about the scenes he used to put on with his friends and thoroughly enjoyed helping us each year. His smiling face and funny stories will be missed. God speed.
from: Mary Gon: 09-13-2021

I am so sad to learn of mikes passing. He was a wonderful person full of life. He always smiled and had a nice thing to say about everyone. He will always be missed. God bless your family.
Jackie cyr Andrews
from: Jacqueline Cyr Andrewson: 09-12-2021

We're so sorry to hear of your loss and send healing thoughts to you and your family. Bob and Lea
from: Lea Hosley & Bob Brookson: 09-12-2021

Pat, so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences
from: Deliaon: 09-11-2021

Patty and family, I send my deepest condolences on the loss of Mike. There are no words but I truly believe we will all meet again. Much love Cindy
from: Cindy (Pecor) Schneider on: 09-11-2021

Patty and family, we are sorry to hear of Mikeís passing. Deepest condolences to all.
from: Jean and Craig Stoneon: 09-10-2021

Pat and family, We are sorry to hear of Mike's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
from: Dale and Brett Keatingon: 09-10-2021

To Michael's Family,
My deepest sympathies go out to you. When I moved to the neighborhood six years ago, my dogs and I would always look forward to visiting with Mike when he was on the front porch. Whenever we got close to the house, whether Michael was out or not, they would start pulling so they could visit. He always came off the porch for a visit and some attention. Michael's deep laugh as Pierre (French Bulldog) would act, out only encouraged Pierre further into bad behavior; Pierre loved him because he was a good audience. Today, Pierre and Angus stopped for visit but you weren't there; they don't understand and neither, frankly, do I. We will miss our friend, his laughter and his love; to us, he is irreplaceable.
Your friends in this life and the next, Jeffrey, Angus & Pierre
from: Jeffrey Kempon: 09-09-2021

Sorry for your loss. Mike was a good guy
from: Bob Lentine on: 09-09-2021

Chris & Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of Mike!! Hope that you can think of the many good memories of days gone by to help you through this most difficult time!!
from: Dale &Joe Cookison: 09-09-2021

Sorry to hear the sad news. He was a great guy
from: Nelson ogerton: 09-09-2021

So sorry to hear of Mikeís passing. Our deepest condolences to Pat and family.🙏🙏
from: Mike & Cheryl Vecellio on: 09-09-2021

I'm sorry for your loss and pain
from: Dan Bergeronon: 09-09-2021

Pat Sorry for your loss
from: elizabeth a dilegoon: 09-09-2021

We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family.
from: Stephen and Rebecca Cyron: 09-09-2021

Pat & family, Please except our deepest condolences on the loss of Michael. May you all find comfort & peace in all the memories and laughter you were blessed with over the years,
from: Jim & Pam Sistoon: 09-09-2021

Pat & Family, I am so saddened to read this. Please accept my sincerest condolences. 🙏💔
from: Kathleen Toohey Carboneon: 09-09-2021

Pat and family, so sorry to hear of Michaels passing.
Remembering so many things in the past from school motorcycle riding your wedding...
RIP till another time.
from: Craig Deanon: 09-09-2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Roberts family.
Dave & Sue

from: David & Sue Emery on: 09-09-2021

I remember Mike well from growing up in North Adams and time spent at St. Joseph's where he was one year behind me. I vividly remember an encounter with Mike in the early 1980's when he told me he loved being a fireman. No surprise he served with distinction for many years. My condolences to his family and friends.
from: Mike Mancusoon: 09-09-2021

Pat, I am so sorry to learn that your husband has passed away. I got to see his devotion to you and your family each time I took a walk past your home (the house you sold me). I've always been impressed with the care and time he spent, and his pleasant manner every time I passed by.
from: JoAnn Bateson: 09-09-2021

Pat, Chris and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending my sincere condolences to you all. May you find peace and comfort in those around you during this difficult time.
from: Julie Ryanon: 09-08-2021

Pat and family,
Mike and I send our deepest condolences. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
from: Barb Wilson and Mike Goodsonon: 09-08-2021

My deepest condolences to all of Mike's family and friends.
Patty and Chris my thoughts and prayers to you both and all your loved ones.
from: Tina Rotoloon: 09-08-2021

Pat, Tyler and Shane,
Iím so sorry for your loss. I will always remember his dry wit and how proud he was of you all. May God bless and comfort you all.
from: Dawn Carrieron: 09-08-2021

Pat, Shane,
So sorry for your loss.
from: carol vivorion: 09-08-2021

Iím deeply sorry to hear about Mike pat Ö such a wonderful man and the two of you had a wonderful life. Iíll always treasure my memories Ö if you need me pat, Iím a phone call away🙏🏻♥️♥️
from: Michele Boland and familyon: 09-08-2021

So sorry Pat to hear of Mikeís passing. Such a great guy . Prayers for you , and all of your family .

Eileen and Bill
from: Eileen and Bill Gelinason: 09-08-2021