Born: October 15, 1916
Died: May 1, 1994
Married: Catherine E. Dunn
Children: Richard Roberts
Stepchildren: Harold E. Farrell, Daniel C. Farrell, John Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Kathleen A. Tabolt [sic: Talbot?]
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 3, 1994
Francis L. Roberts
GABRIELS — Francis L. "Weasle" Roberts, 77, of Pine Grove Lane, Loon Lake, died Sunday, May 1, 1994 at the Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital in Plattsburgh following a lengthy illness.
Born in Loon Lake on Oct. 15, 1916, he was the son of George and Cora (Caron) Roberts. On Nov. 23, 1967 he married Catherine E. Dunn at the Church of the Assumption in Redford.
A lifelong resident of Loon Lake, Mr. Roberts was employed by the railroad, first working for New York Central and later for Conrail, for a total of 38 years until his retirement in 1977. Throughout his retirement he remained a true outdoorsman, as in his Adirondack guide days. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Company K, 291st Infantry. He served in several battles and campaigns including those in Central Europe, Naples Foggia, Rhineland, Rome Arno, and Southern France, and received several decorations including the World War II Victory Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and European, African and Middle Eastern service medals. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 125 in Plattsburgh.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard Roberts of Plattsburgh; four stepsons, Harold E. Farrell, Daniel C. Farrell and John Farrell of Loon Lake, and Thomas Farrell of Florida; a stepdaughter, Kathleen A. Tabolt of Onchiota; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters.
There will be no calling hours, at Mr. Roberts request. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Assumption in Gabriels, the Rev. Patrick Mundy officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery. The Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Assumption in Gabriels in care of the funeral home.