Anna D. Roberts

May 12, 2020
Anna Roberts

Brooks — Anna D. Roberts, 87, passed away peacefully May 10, 2020, at home with her family by her side. Anna was born in Waltham, Mass., to Eric Anderson Sr. and Adelia Anderson. As a young girl Anna moved with her family to Brooks, where she met and later married Joseph Roberts Sr. and together they raised five children.

Anna worked in the bean factory, and at Bradbury Manor and Harbor Hill as a CNA for many years. Anna and Joe also had a chicken farm, as well as Roberts Greenhouse and roadside stand. She was one of the first members of the Brooks Ambulance and was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Anna was best known as a homemaker and caregiver. She was a selfless woman known for her kind heart, and always found joy doing for others. She was known for her baking, specifically the decorated cakes she sold to the community and her homemade barbecue, sauce served at the Roberts' chicken barbecue at the Brooks fair on the Fourth of July. Anna loved her family unconditionally and would jump to visit or attend the great-grandchildren's activities whenever she could. Her family remembers all the special acts of kindness she did for them, such as delivering homemade meals after a day of work, along with her many sweets. Anna always made room at her table for anyone and took joy in their company.

Anna especially loved Christmas and Christmas Eve gatherings, where we could always count on all our favorite goodies. She was a gifted crafter and she made countless quilts and clothes for the grandchildren as well as knitting sweaters, mittens, slippers, afghans, and Christmas socks. She made beaded Christmas ornaments for the family and spent special time teaching her grandchildren her crafts. We will cherish each special memory forever.

Anna was predeceased by her parents, husband Joseph Roberts Sr. and sister Nancy Raymond.

Anna is survived by her children, Joseph Roberts Jr., Mary Ann Meek and husband Jim, Jane Bowden and husband Brian, Thomas Roberts and wife Donna and William Roberts and wife Jeri; brothers Eric Anderson Jr. and wife JoAnn, and Richard Anderson and partner Connie; sister-in-law Charlene Wren; brother-in-law Robert Roberts and wife Pat, brother-in-law Arthur Roberts and wife Cyndy; and sister-in-law Sheila Moody and husband Ronnie; several grandchildren, Jason Patterson and wife Jennifer, Brennen Bowden and fiancée Beth Lipscomb, Logan Bowden and wife Jamie, Sarah Clark and husband Roland, Matt Cole and partner Corrie Brown, Jennifer Larrabee and husband Derek, Amy Martin and husband Kurt, Katie Roberts and Eric Roberts and wife LeeAnn; great-grandchildren Gavin Carr, Kaiden Bowden, Braden Carr, Conner Bowden, Anna Carr, Jordan Larrabee, Ryan Larrabee, Veda Bowden, Roscoe Bowden and Oakley Cole; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dorothy Seekins.

Anna will be remembered by her loved ones for her kind, generous and thoughtful heart. We hope to honor her by continuing to spread kindness and love of life.

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast, with a celebration of life to be planned when it is safe to gather. For her full life story and to share memories and condolences with the family, visit ripostafh.com.

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