EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 11, 2013

Virginia Roberto, 92


Lowell, MA — Virginia S. (Raymond) Roberto, 92, of Lowell, after a brief stay at Northwood, died unexpectedly, Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Lowell General Hosital, Saints Campus. She was the wife of Richard Roberto with whom she celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last year.

A daughter of the late Manuel Santos and the late Virginia Santos, she was born May 18, 1920, on the Island of St. George in the Azores, and came to the United States as a young lady.

She resided in Taunton until her marriage in 1951, and then made her home in Lowell, and was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Holy Ghost Society and devoted donors to the Poor Clares. She worked at the Robert Leonard Dress Company until becoming affiliated with Raytheon Corp., in South Lowell, as an instructor where she worked for 30 years before her retirement.

Virginia enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, trips to the ocean side, and especially enjoyed trips to Pompano Beach, Florida.

In addition to her beloved husband, Richard, she is survived by her nephews and niece in Methuen, and cousin Gloria Palermo, and family friend Richard Masse, many friends in the Lowell area, and cousins in Teceira and St. George in the Azores.

She was also the sister of the late Joseph R. Santos, the late Maria R. Santos, the late Isabelle R. Machado and her late husband, Frank.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are invited to her calling hours from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12. On Saturday, her Funeral will begin at 9 a.m., at the McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland St., Lowell, MA. Her Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony’s Church, 893 Central St., Lowell, MA, at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences may be sent to www.McDonoughFuneralHome.com.