A History of the Roberts Funeral Home

05 May 2024 11:11 PM | Anonymous member

Winthrop Maine Historical Society presents A History of the Roberts FuneralHome with Lynn Roberts Reed and Leon Roberts on Thursday, May 9, 2024.6:00 pmAll presentations start at 6:00pm and take place at the Winthrop History and Heritage Center,107 MainStreet. A zoom link is also available athttps://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81096636540. Meeting ID: 8109663 6540.Contact WMHS at207-395-5199 or atwinthropmainehistorical@gmail.comfor moreinformation.

Lynn Roberts Reed and Leon Roberts will speak to the Winthrop Maine Historical Society on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6 pm about the history of the Roberts Funeral Home. The funeral home dates to the mid-1800’s and to  six generations of the Roberts family.  William Harrison Roberts was a cabinet maker and undertaker in Wayne in 1840.  William had four sons. Frank Roberts moved to Georgetown, Mass to establish his own funeral home and Will, Wendall, and Nathan all moved to Readfield where Nathan’s son Leon carried on the family tradition after his father died.  Following a devastating fire in Readfield Village, Leon lost everything and decided to purchase a home on Bowdoin Street in Winthrop and renovated it into the first funeral parlor in the area.   Leon’s sons Carleton and Douglass carried on the family tradition until their retirements when Carleton’s son Terry took over.  Terry’s wife Janice and their daughter Lynn and son Leon joined them and took over when Terry & Janice retired.  With the next generation pursuing alternate careers and no one to continue the family tradition, Leon and Lynn sold the business in 2018 to Jeffrey Forsythe, a funeral director from Fairfield, Maine but both Lynn and Leon continue to work part-time. 

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