Jane (Madden) Roberts, wife of the late Frederick N. Roberts and mother of Laurence Roberts of Weston, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, with her family by her side. She was 82.
Ms. Roberts was born in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y., to the late Harold T. and Veronica D. (Stecher) Madden. She spent many years in Westport and Fairfield, but also enjoyed her life in Ridgewood, N.J., Pittsfield, Vt. and Trumbull.
Ms. Roberts was a graduate of Cornell Nursing School in New York City, part of New York Hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse.
She was a member of the Westport Garden Club and involved with the Connecticut Audubon Society in Fairfield. Her familiy said her most precious moments were spent raising her six loving children, spending time with her adored grandchildren, and traveling with family and friends.
She is survived by her children: Thomas Roberts and Winny Rush; Lynn and James McNulty; Beth and Brian Fox; Ellen Jean-Joseph; Carol R. Ricketts; and Laurence and Sondra Roberts of Weston.
She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren: Alan Roberts, Jennifer Roberts, Sean Fox, Myles Ricketts (Alyssa Hepburn), Shannon Fox, Jake McNulty, Ryan Jean-Joseph, Kevin Ricketts, Connor Fox, Leslie McNulty, Jon Jean-Joseph, Laurence N. Roberts, Jr., and Peter Roberts; and great-grandchildren, Arianna and Mason Ricketts.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, William H. Madden.
Friends are invited to attend a family gathering on Tuesday, May 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road in Fairfield. Burial is private.
Contributions may be made in her memory to: The Connecticut Audubon Society, Fairfield Center, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield, CT 06824 or to the Pittsfield Federated Church, 88 Village Green, P.O. Box 715, Pittsfield, VT 0576.