Roberta Evelyn Corey
February 23, 1933 – September 26, 2019
Roberta E. Corey peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, at the age of 86 on Thursday, September 26. She was born to George and Helen Spinney, and grew up in Brewer, Maine, graduating from Brewer High in 1952. She married her high school sweetheart, Orman Corey in 1953. They started their life together as Dairy Farmers in Albion.
Roberta was a beautiful singer, recording her own record at age18. She was a gifted knitter who spent over 30 years passionately working at Yardgood’s Center where she was a patient teacher to all her knitting students. She had a love for gardening and animals, especially her beloved cat, Mac. Roberta could often be found reading or playing a new game she had just discovered, on her ipad. Typically her extremely competitive spirit was getting the best of her. She relished visits from her family, fondly sharing memories with all who visited. Roberta was known for her sharp sense of humor and contagious laugh.
She is survived by her children; Tim Corey and wife Carolyn, Jill Dudley and husband Ken, Scott Corey and wife Robin, and Gail Bucklin and husband Tom. Her grandchildren; Gabe Corey and wife Nicole, Cheryl Smith and husband Jim, Beth Leary and husband Sean, Erin Allen and husband Peter, Matthew Corey and wife Jenna, William Bucklin and wife Katie, and Jessica Bucklin. Roberta is also survived by her 13, great-grandchildren; and her brother Richard Spinney and wife Rita and their family. As well as by loved cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Roberta was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Orman Corey.
Visiting hours will be held at Faith Church on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 on Friday, October 11th. Roberta’s celebration of life will be held at Faith Church on Saturday, October 12th at 11 am with a reception immediately following the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com
Roberta’s family would like to thank Maine Medical Center in Portland and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough for their caring support in her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roberta’s name to the Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901
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Roberta Evelyn Corey
October 6, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Roberta is the type of lady who will be sorely missed. Her personality really filled the room. I was fortunate to spend many yeats in her knitting class and going on knitting trips with her. I remember her trying to organize a group of us at Embassy Suites and everyone was going in different directions. She said it was like herding chickens. lol. I was happy to be one of her chickens.