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ROBERTS, William J. Sr.

ROBERTS - William J. Sr. December 19, 2010; beloved husband of Joyce (nee Madigan) for 50 years. Cherished father of 9 children: Maureen (Michael) Connors, William Jr., Timothy, Theresa (Michael) Purtill, Mary Ellen (Michael) Oare, John (Michelle), Thomas (Anna), Kathleen (Erik) Wilczek, and Elizabeth (Michael) Girolamo; proud grandfather of 22 grandchildren: Catherine, Elizabeth, Mary, and Carolyn Connors; Michael, Tara, Sean and Leah Purtill; David, Allie and Jessie Zoldos, Bridget and Katie Oare; Johnny and Josie Roberts; Matthew and Adrianna Roberts; Erika and Nadia Wilczek; and Michael, Nicholas and Lydia Girolamo. William was one of twelve children of the late John and Agnes (Ellis) Roberts; loving brother of the late John (late Marie), Anna (late Gandolph) Asciutto, late Agnes (Sam) Santa Lucia, late James, late Eileen (late Norman) Neisen, late Robert (late Doris), Shirley (late Ronald) Zabawa, Richard (Dorothy), late Mary Ann, Joann (Emil) Mascellino and Susan (late Joseph) Mascellino; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass to celebrate his life on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church (Abbott Rd.) at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in William's name to the "University at Buffalo Foundation-Anatomical Gift Program" and sent to P.O. Box 900, Buffalo, NY 14226-0900.

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