North Grafton – George M. Roberts, a retired pharmacist and life-long resident of North Grafton, MA passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at the age of 89 years. He fought a valiant fight against a dual diagnosis of hydrocephalus and dementia.
George is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Roberts and their daughter Stephanie Roberts; his step-daughter Karla Grignon; his step-sons Kevin Anderson and wife Lauri, and Michael Anderson and wife Lisa; his step-grandchildren, Lindsey Boulay, Brianna Grignon and Kayla Anderson; and his committed personal aide Ama Grant.
George graduated in 1956 from the Mass College of Pharmacy and upon his return from military service in 1962, opened Sundmere Pharmacy, a local landmark at 1135 Grafton Street, Worcester MA. It was here that George dedicated his life to serving the community and became the first to hand deliver prescriptions to the elderly, and families of Worcester County, in urgent need of medicine.
George exercised incredible work ethic, an infectious curiosity for life and learning, and found great joy spending time with his family. He took pleasure in gardening and the outdoors, reading the Wall Street Journal, and watching the Red Sox and Patriots games. George believed you could accomplish anything you put your mind to.
Services are scheduled for Friday November 5th, 2021 at Mercadante Funeral Home at 370 Plantation Street, Worcester MA. Family will receive friends 10am-11am. A public burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, 260 Cambridge Street, Worcester MA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The National Council of Dementia Minds via the link: https://dementiaminds.org/donate/.