Roberta Joy Wilson

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Roberta J. Wilson
1930 - 2018
FREEPORT - Roberta Joy Wilson passed away in the company of family and friends on Oct. 23, 2018, at Hawthorne House in Freeport, Maine, where she has lived since 2015. Roberta, the daughter of Allan Wilson and Joy Daley Wilson, was born on May 2, 1930, at her grandfather's farm in Clifton, New Brunswick. Roberta lived nearly all of her life in Westbrook, Maine.

She loved spending time with, and corresponding with, family near and far, and she especially enjoyed visiting New Brunswick relatives. Roberta was passionately patriotic and was an avid U.S. history buff. Roberta was also extremely proud of her Canadian, Scottish, and Irish heritage, and she enjoyed exploring her family tree and studying the history of those countries. Roberta adored her adopted cats, and she supported many animal welfare organizations as long as she was able. Those close to Roberta will remember her many "collections," which over the years have reflected her interests, including family photographs, keychains, tee shirts, pocketbooks, Scottish and Irish music, history books and true ghost stories, Campbell Clan memorabilia, cat knick-knacks, and more.

Roberta was predeceased by her parents; and three siblings, Allan, who died in childhood, Keith, and Edna Barrows. She is survived by her sister, Fern Orr of Cape Elizabeth, and several nieces and nephews and grand- and great-nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring staff of Hawthorne House, who became "Bobbie's" newest and closest family and friends.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Roberta's online guestbook at

In accordance with Roberta's wishes, there will be a private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved mother and father. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 4, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
199 Woodford Street | Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 775-3763
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