Joseph K Roberts, age 88 of Milford, CT, loving husband of 61 years to the late Mildred T (Nuzzi) Roberts passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021. Joe and Millie have been reunited in heaven, fulfilling their wedding vows to be together, “not for just an hour, not for just a day, not for just a year, but always.” Joseph was born on January 26, 1933 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Riccio) Roberto.
On September 26, 1953 he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Mildred Nuzzi. They raised their children in Milford. He began a career with Sikorsky Aircraft that spanned four decades as a toolmaker and foreman before retiring as a manufacturing engineer. He also served as a steward with the Teamsters Union, Local 1150. After retiring, he went on to work for Baybrook Remodelers. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and bowling and loved his Yankees and Giants. He enjoyed taking long car rides and traveling with Millie. “Always” together, their true passion was spending time with family and friends. Joe and Millie took special pride in their grandchildren and great grandchildren and faithfully attended every event possible. They were fixtures at ball fields, gymnasiums, auditoriums and theatres across the region. Joe will be remembered for his talkative nature, humor and jokes but mostly for being an honest, devoted and hardworking family man always willing to lend a helping hand and never more than a phone call away.
Joe is survived by his children Linda Borer of West Haven, Joseph (Kelly) Roberts of Trumbull, Lori Roberts of Milford and James (Shelly) Roberts of Naugatuck, grandchildren Jennifer, John and Katie Borer, Joseph and Blake Roberts and Justin Roberts and great-grandchildren; Vincent, Sophia, Austyn, Hunter, Liliana and Charlee. He is also survived by his caregiver and best friend Alfredo ‘Al’ Evangelista. He was predeceased by his brothers Dan, John and Harold Roberts and sisters Edith Driscoll and Marie Melone.
Friends and family may call on Saturday May 8th from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Ave. Milford. Interment will follow at 10:30 am at Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Smilow Cancer Hospital in memory of Mildred Roberts. To leave an online condolence please visit www.gregoryfdoylefuneralhome.com
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