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Obituary: Emily J. (Johnson) Roberts, 99

Emily J. (Johnson) Roberts, 99, of Cranston passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012.

Emily J. (Johnson) Roberts, 99, of Cranston passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late Stephen T. Roberts. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late John and Emelia (Sundquist) Johnson.

Emily was Cranston’s 1st Head Elementary School Librarian and was the librarian at Hugh B. Bain for 29 years until retiring in 1972.

She attended Boston University and received her Bachelor Degree from RI College. After her retirement, she was a member and past President of the Country Garden Club of Oaklawn and lifetime member of the RI Federation of Garden Clubs. She was a very active member of Mathewson Street United Methodist Church and in her later years enjoyed attending Shepard of the Valley United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed traveling and tirelessly working to keep her park like yard in perfect bloom. She was the sister of the late Hazel King and Doris Angus. She is survived by her sister in law Virginia Welch of Coventry; aunt of David M. King of FL. and the late Barbara Plante. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services on Friday at 10am in the Shepard of the Valley United Methodist Church, 604 Seven Mile Rd. Hope. Burial will be private. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904.

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