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 www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
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