Marguerite Deming Roberts
HINSDALE, NH- Marguerite Deming Roberts was born November 6, 1927, to Arthur Wallace Deming and Christine Wheeler Deming and died February 10, 2021. She grew up in Whitingham, VT, and graduated from Whitingham High School. She then graduated from Fisher Business School in Boston and worked for the Singer Sewing Machine company.
In 1947, she married her husband of 73 years, William Edward Roberts. They settled in Hinsdale in 1956. She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, gardening, reading, and most of all, she created a home with lots of love and family gatherings.
Mrs. Roberts was the treasurer and a trustee of the Hinsdale Library; she was a supporter, member, and the treasurer of the Hinsdale Historical Society; and Sunday School superintendent, clerk, and treasurer of the First Congregational Church of Hinsdale. For about 20 years she was the secretary at the Hinsdale Elementary School.
Mrs. Roberts always found good qualities in everyone she met or knew. It takes a remarkable person to see the good in others; she was a remarkable person.
In 2006 the Hinsdale Selectboard dedicated the Town Report to her, along with her husband Bill, for their many years of dedication to the town.
Surviving Mrs. Roberts are her husband William; son Kenneth (Natalee); and daughters Susan and Martha. Their son Raymond died in 1990 and their daughter Joyce died in 2012. Mrs. Roberts’ brother Robert died in his youth and her dear sister Lois preceded her in death in 2013.
Additional survivors are grandchildren Rachel Sooter (Josh Joy), Kailin Kroetz (Jon Cook), Stacia Kroetz, Troy Sooter, and Jennifer Roberts (Ted Keating); and great-grandchildren Kiera, Avery, and Sawyer. She will also be missed by nieces, nephews, and friends, including those of the Congregational church and Hinsdale community lunches. There will be a memorial service at a later date when people can gather together safely.
To send a memorial contribution, and in lieu of flowers, please support the Hinsdale Historical Society, 609 Brattleboro Road, Hinsdale, NH 03451 or a charity of choice.