bernice robertsBernice Margaret Roberts, 84, of Middletown, NJ passed away on December 27, 2014 at Care One at King James in Atlantic Highlands. She was born in Bronx, NY. She moved to Middletown in 1956 with her late husband, Edward B. Roberts. She worked for the Neuwirth Fund Inc. in Middletown before becoming a Job Developer for Monmouth County. Bernice also worked as a Health Investigator for Middletown Township. She retired from there in 2000. After retirement Bernice wrote a column, Senior Savvy, for the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Her hobbies included writing, reading, dancing, painting, and spending time with her family and friends. She had a zest for life and loved being around friends and strangers alike. She also had a great love for the many dogs in her life.

Bernice is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Edward B. Roberts; a brother, Vincent; and sisters, Lucille Boyce and Irene Birnbaum.

She is survived by her sons, Timothy and his wife Annie Roberts of Arvada, CO and William (Bill) Roberts of Red Bank, NJ; her daughter, Roberta and her husband Erik Larsen of Middletown, NJ; her four grandchildren, Ed, Caitlin, and Alia Roberts and Erika Larsen; her sister, Dorothy and her husband Frank Hanley; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 2 to 5 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Monday, January 5 at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., New Monmouth. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Bernice's name to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or online at For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit - See more at: