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Dear Roberts Family, I wish to offer you my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. He was a fine person and a true gentleman. May he rest in peace. Respectfully, Mrs Paul Tighe and Family

Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   May 09, 2020

John, Katie, David,

You have my sincerest of condolences. I always remember your father as a loving and caring individual, a beacon of great knowledge, and always gave me great advice. I wish you all the best during these difficult times. John, please keep in touch and can be reached via email at

Posted by: Christopher Costello - Melrose, MA - Classmate   May 08, 2020

Dear Katie and family, Ron and I were saddened to hear about the loss of your father. Deepest condolences to you and your family. Ron and Linda

Posted by: Linda Fales - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   May 08, 2020

Posted by: usha &abraham joseph - Houston, TX   May 06, 2020

Coach Roberts was my baseball coach at Incarnation for a number of years. He was a caring, kind, and thoughtful mentor. I enjoyed being on his teams and I now use many of his lessons when coaching my own kids or other players today. He was a tremendous leader. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

Posted by: Martin Cassavoy - Melrose, MA   May 03, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Posted by: Anthony Gaieski - Georgetown, MA - Friend   May 03, 2020

Katie, John, and David

Your Dad will be missed. A true gentleman and the ultimate family guy.

Mike Butler

Posted by: Mike Butler - Estero, FL - Family   May 03, 2020

Coach Roberts always taught us about the right way, the right goal and the right method. Fittingly, every time he drove us to one of our away basketball games, Do You Know the Way to San Jose ended up playing on his favorite radio station. A song about what matters most in life and the gentle reminders to help you get there. And thanks to Coach Roberts most of us did.

Posted by: Jeffrey Spinazzola - Charlotte, NC, NC - Family Friend   May 02, 2020

Katie, John and David,
We were saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was truly a great guy, always having something positive to say. I know he loved his family very much, especially his grand children. He now will be with Peggy forever. Our prayers are with you all.

Jack, Kelley, Melissa and Scott

Posted by: Jack Butler - Bonita Springs, FL   May 02, 2020

Maura and I have been talking about our memories of Jack and Peggy and how they were such an integral part of what we've always called our extended Melrose family. I can see them at our Christmas parties and other gatherings sharing laughter and the joy of all of us being together. We're also glad that Katie gave us the opportunity in the last few years of visiting with Jack at Betty Culbert's home in Hingham. I'm so sorry that

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Posted by: Kathleen Buckley - Melrose, MA - Friend   May 02, 2020