Roberta (Weeks) French

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Roberta Cleora Weeks French
1917 - 2018
FARMINGTON - Roberta Cleora Weeks French, 101, went to join her beloved husband, Earle French, on Monday afternoon, July 30, 2018, at the Pierce House, with loving family by her side.
She was born May 8, 1917, in Wilton, to loving parents Robert and Fannie (Priest) Weeks; one of six children, she had two sisters and three brothers.
Roberta received her education at the McCrillis Corner School and graduated from Wilton Academy in 1934. She attended Columbia University for Operating Room Assistant, then moving to Massachusetts, living with a family cousin, she attended and graduated from Cambridge College School of Nursing as an R.N. She went on to further her education at Carnegie University specializing as an Operating room Registered Nurse.
While waiting to start her job as a charge nurse at CMMC, she was doing private duty nursing for a family in Farmington and met a gentleman named Earle French when he delivered groceries from the grocery store he owned. They later married in April of 1943, making their home in Farmington for 40 years until Earle's passing in 1983. Her favorite jobs were being a wife and grandmother, always dishing out love and food.
Roberta gave up her nursing career to help her husband run their grocery store until 1955 when they retired. She was always active, helping with the community school vaccination programs and volunteered for over 20 years with the FMH Auxiliary.
A lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, she has always been a woman of strong faith. She was a wonderful cook and will be long remembered for her coveted custard pies at church suppers and at the Farmington Fair booth.
Roberta received much enjoyment from gardening, cooking, knitting, crocheting and playing bridge. Many wonderful memories were made at their camp on Clearwater Lake with the grandchildren. Roberta travelled to Alaska, Hawaii, Germany and France and did a cross country tour of the United States. Hawaii was her favorite.
She was a strong believer in education, saying "There is never too much!"
Roberta is survived by her loving family: grandchildren, Deborah Seeley and her companion Bill Sumner, Diane Bolduc and her husband Michael, and Daniel Seeley and his wife Debra; great-grandchildren, Michael Bolduc II and his wife Julie, Joey Bolduc and his wife Terra, Buffy Reeve and her husband Nathan, Melissa Emmons; and great-great-grandchildren, Hunter and Brooke Bolduc; Gavin, Camden and Hannah Bolduc; Jose and Illiana Marquez; Jackson and Wren Penland; sister-in-law, Doris Weeks; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her step-daughter, Janet Seeley and her husband Keith; sisters, Rena Adams and Glennys Gilbert, brothers Wilmont, Wallace and Milton Weeks sister-in-law Ruth Parsons and husband Willis.
Roberta was the Weeks' Family social organizer, making sure everyone stayed in touch with one another.
Her family would like to thank the Pierce House Staff and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for all of the compassionate care given to their dear grandmother.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road Rtes. 2 & 27 Farmington, on Friday Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon. Following services, a comfort reception will be held at the Center. All are welcome. Private family committal services will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Farmington.
Her family invites you to share remembrances and condolences on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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612 Farmington Falls Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938



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Published in Central Maine on Aug. 1, 2018