Roger Richard Roberts, age 88, of Newport died Thursday, August 3, 2017, in Newport, RI. Mr. Roberts was born May 5, 1929, in Fall River, MA, the son of the late James F. and the late Mary (Dooley) Roberts. He was the husband of Cynthia (Andrews) Roberts.

A patriotic and family focused man, Roger worked as a lineman for the electric companies for the majority of his career. He was a very proud member of the IBEW #104 for the last 50 years. He also ran the Bluestone Bed & Breakfast and the reservation service, Bed & Breakfast Newport, with his wife, Cynthia. They were once featured in Yankee Magazine. In his spare time, he enjoyed antiquing with his wife, watching John Wayne films, and rooting for his favorite team, the NE Patriots.

Besides his wife of 68 years, Cynthia, he is survived by his daughter, Deborah Miller and her companion Stephen Barlow of Newport, RI, two sons, William Roberts and his wife Diana of Kerrville, TX and Sean Roberts and his wife Kimberly of Newport, RI, his daughter in law, Becky Roberts, eight grandchildren, Hope Roberts Crain, Todd Preston, Cindy Burg, Allison Miller, Rebecca Cyronek, Molly Roberts, Brody Roberts, Emma Roberts Hernandez, and Jessica Strum, several great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Roger R. Roberts, Jr., his daughter, Susan Preston, his brothers, James Roberts, Henry Roberts, and his twin brother Robbie Roberts.

His funeral services will be private.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation, Donation Processing , P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

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