Helen P. Roberts

1924 - 2018

COOPERSTOWN – Helen “Pat” Roberts, a long-time resident of Cooperstown, died April 12, 2018, at Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Endicott. She was 93.

Born May 28, 1924, in Lowville, Pat was the daughter of John and Anna (Kosdemba) Paterek. After graduating from high school, she attended nursing school and became a Registered Nurse. She moved to Cooperstown and was employed for many years at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. 

Soon after she came to Cooperstown she met Lloyd A. Roberts who was working as a room clerk and bookkeeper at The Cooper Inn and The Otesaga Hotel. On April 19, 1952, Pat and Lloyd were united in marriage at a ceremony in Roxbury. 

During her years in Cooperstown, Pat served as a caregiver to young and old alike for several area families. A faithful and devoted member of the Cooperstown United Methodist Church, Pat was a member of the United Methodist Women. She especially enjoyed quilting and knitting and was a member of Prayerfully Made, a knitting group at the Clark Sports Center. Pat also volunteered her time with the Bassett Auxiliary. 

Pat is survived by one son, Donald Roberts, and a granddaughter, Chelsea.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd, who died October 22, 1992, and their son, Timothy John Roberts, who died unexpectedly July 4, 1996, in Germany at the age of 42.

A Memorial Service will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Cooperstown United Methodist Church. A coffee hour will be served in the Fellowship Room following the service. All who remember Pat are encouraged to attend this celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Memorial Fund of the Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is assisting Pat’s church family. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.