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Omer L. Roberts

March 10, 1925 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 92)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Thursday
September 28, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Funeral Mass
Thursday
September 28, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
99 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Burial
Thursday
September 28, 2017

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Cemetery
Club Rd.
Windham, CT 06280


Omer Roberts 92, of Windham, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday September 24, 2017 at his home. He was born in Lowell MA. March 10, 1925 the son of the late Charles and Bridget (Durand) Roberts. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Lillian (Sellars); his daughter, Patricia Alberson and his son Charles Roberts. He was also predeceased by all 11 of his siblings, his sisters, Jeannette Smith, Lucy Asselin, Rita Babbitt, Evelyn Roberts, Laurette Dubreuil; brothers, Arthur, Lucien, Armand, Ernest, Charles and Raymond Roberts. Omer is survived by his sons, John and (Deidre) of Windham, Richard of Windham and Stephen and (Kathryn) of Lakeland, FL; daughters, Nancy Dorsey and (Thomas Sr.) of Hebron and Carolyn Jordan and (Barry) of North Windham. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Omer was a proud veteran of WWII and served in Europe as a Staff Sargent in the 764th Army Air Force base unit of the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a member of the Army Air Corp Communication System (A.A.C.S) and in 1945 received a Certificate of Merit in recognition of conspicuously meritorious and outstanding performance of military duty, and a Citation for outstanding service in the establishing of the A.A.C.S facilities at Berlin Germany for the Postsdam Conference June 29 to July 11, 1945 which was attended by President Harry S Truman, Premier Joseph Stalin of Russia and Winston Churchill. Omer was lucky enough on September 28, 2013 to participate in the Honor Flight which takes WWII Veterans to Washington D.C. to honor their service at the age of 88. His granddaughter Kimberly Jordan was honored to go with him on the flight and now has a lifetime of memories.

Omer also was an avid short wave operator, in his earlier days he made contacts with other operators from all over the continent and abroad. He also was interested in tracing his ancestors to as far back as 1570. On his Mothers Canadian side, he was able to trace back to a Heron Indian princess named Catherine Annannontok, she was given the name (Beautiful Flower of the Woods) by the French Missionary. Catherine was his 11th generation grandmother. On his father’s side he was able to trace back to the year 1580.

 

Omer worked in construction as a superintendent with the J.S. Nasin Co. for 44 years before retiring in 1992. We want to thank the Home Instead Senior Care for taking such good care of our father.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Omer to the Honor Flight, so others can make memories with a loved one.

Honor Flight, Inc. 175 SouthTuttle Rd. Springfield, OH 45505 Attn: Diane Gresse

The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday September 28, 2017 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Potter Funeral Home 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT   with a funeral service 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church 99 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Honor Flight, Inc.
175 South Tuttle Rd., Springfield OH 45505


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