David Joseph Roberts

David Joseph Roberts, 82, of Advance, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. He was born on January 10, 1936, in New Bedford, MA to Llewellyn and Evelyn Kennedy Roberts. He graduated from New Bedford High School in 1955 and joined the Air Force serving from 1955-1958. He attended Boston University for several years and then relocated to Washington D.C. to join the Metropolitan Police Department where he served for nearly 25 years. After retirement, he drove a school bus for the Montgomery County (MD) Public School system for 10 years. Dave loved his family and always made time for friends and neighbors. He had a passion for his work as a police detective and was the recipient of numerous awards. He never met a stranger and commanded a room with stories from his youth and police exploits. He loved to work in his yard and was an avid sports enthusiast.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Llewellyn, Paul and John Bruce Roberts. Dave is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Helen, son Chris Roberts of Acushnet, MA, daughter Kelly Wesney and husband Denny of High Point, daughter Erin Pisciotta and husband Jim of Advance, four grandchildren, Evie, Jack, Will, and Henry. A memorial mass will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, NC at 11:00 am. with Father Peter Nouck officiating. Visitation will be held at the church 1 hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to DAYBreak Respite Care (Centenary United Methodist Church) P.O. Box 658, Winston-Salem, NC 27102.

11 Responses to “David Joseph Roberts

  • Mrs. Roberts and family

    I will always remember our summer vacations to Myrtle Beach, once to Pawleys Island, family dinners, barbecues and fun times with Mr. Roberts and the family.

    May that smile of his get you through this hard time.

    Karen Kane

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    My deepest sympathy to all of Davey’s family. As his 1955 NBHS classmate and friend of the whole Roberts clan, I am truly saddened to hear of his passing.
    May his Soul Rest In Peace.
    Dave Constantine. Class of 55.

  • Nancy Lewis
    5 months ago

    Chris, so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you, Mike and Nancy Lewis and family..

  • Helen Aneskewich
    5 months ago


    I am so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately due to my circumstances I will not be able to attend the memorial mass. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying that the good memories sustain you in the difficult times ahead.

    Love, the “other” Mary Helen” Aneskewich

  • Allen Rabinowitz
    5 months ago

    We are deeply sorry for the lost of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Our condolences
    Love – Aunt Maureen, Aunt Lois & Uncle Allen

  • Peggy Klinger
    5 months ago

    I came to know Dave through DAYBreak Respite Care at Centenary. When Dave walked in the room, he was like a ray of sunshine. He greeted everyone with that smile and a wave of his hand. He was a fun loving guy with so many interesting stories to tell us. We all marveled at his remarkable knowledge of baseball statistics. Rest in Peace, Dave. I will miss you.

  • Linda Kells
    5 months ago

    Helen and family My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I always enjoyed Dave and his stories. He will be greatly missed

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Love and prayers for the Roberts family. I remember meeting Erin’s Dad when we were at GC. Sending love and prayers. Kristen Porter

  • Bob Lucas
    5 months ago

    Helen and Family,

    It is with the utmost sadness that I learned of Dave’s death through Erin’s message to Laura. I know it sounds trite to say but if there is anything that you need feel free to ask. I won’t be able able to make Masson Monday but will hold Dave and your family up in prayer this afternoon at mass.

    I know I speak for the whole Lucas family when I say that we are all very sorry and wish you the very best. We all love the entire Robert’s family very much!

    Bob Lucas
    5569 Bougainvillea Ave
    The Village of Fenney
    The Villages, FL 32163

  • Courtney Keeton
    5 months ago

    I grew up with Erin from age 10, and was always welcomed into the Roberts home where I remember Mr. Roberts often laughing. I’m sure he is leaving behind lots of happy memories. Sending love to the family during this difficult time.

  • Tina Pisciotta
    5 months ago

    We are so sorry for your families loss love to all’
    He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
    He will be really missed.
    Our condolences
    John and Tina Pisciotta
    And the entire Pisciotta family

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