Roberta A. Atherton, 79, of Northborough

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Obit Roberta AthertonNorthborough – Roberta “Bobbie” A. (Sweeney) Atherton, 79, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 after an illness. Her husband, Ronald A. Messier, died in 2003.

She lived many years in Dunbarton, N.H. before moving to Northborough in 1963.

She leaves two brothers, Jack Sweeney and his wife Jeannine of Wilmington and Terry Sweeney and his wife Lisa of Nashua, N.H.; her sister, Kathleen Mitchell and her husband Robert of Washington, Penn.; two sons, Paul Messier of Uxbridge and John Messier of Wilton, Maine; and two nieces.

Memorial calling hours will be held Tuesday, May 12, from 5-7 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

For online condolences, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.