WESTBOROUGH- L. Bernice (Roberts) Elberfeld, 97, died in her home at the Willows Assistant Living Community on December 24, 2018 in Westborough, MA.
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Bernice was born on December 11, 1921 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada to her parents, Gordon C. and Hazel B. (Burgess) Roberts. Bernice and her family moved to Massachusetts in 1929 settling in Barre. She graduated from Barre High School and then attended Northampton Business College in Northampton, MA. After graduation from college, Bernice moved to Boston for ten years and enjoyed all the cultural things the city had to offer. But being a country girl at heart, she moved back to Barre.
Bernice worked as a secretary at Worcester Junior College where she met her husband, Richard, a professor of the College. Bernice and Richard shared 34 wonderful years before his passing in 1998.
Bernice is survived by her brother, Charles Keith Roberts of Barre; her niece Leslie A. Roberts Marsland of Ware; her nephews Richard Roberts of Hubbardston and David Roberts, and his wife Angela, of Leominster; her step nephew George McQueston and his wife Kathy (Miknaitis) McQueston of Hockley,Texas; her step nephew William (Rusty) Brown and his wife Marcia of Kingwood,Texas; her step niece Susan Luuko Brown and her husband Edward of Suffield, Connecticut; her sister-in law Velna Roberts of Marshfield; several great nieces and great nephews.
Bernice is preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Elberfeld; her parents Gordon C. and Hazel B. (Burgess) Roberts of Barre; her brother Wilfred Roberts of Marshfield; and her step sisters Kathleen McQueston and Lucille Brown both of Barre.
Ms. Elberfeld will be buried in a private ceremony at Glen Valley Cemetery in Barre. No calling hours will be held. Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre. For an online tribute and guestbook please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com