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Priscilla Johnson Roberts, 1930–2024

Priscilla (Pat) Roberts, 94, passed on peacefully on March 26, 2024, at St. Frances Reflections Hospice in Melbourne, Florida. Originally married to Harold (Spike) Johnson who died in 1989, she later married Richard (Dick) Roberts who passed in 2022 in Florida. They had lived many happy years there with daughter Alane Diana. Pat was loved and adored by her children: son John (Jack) Johnson and his wife Katherine, of Brooksville, FL; a set of twins, Alan Johnson of Berlin, MA, and Alane Diana of Indian Harbour Beach, FL; and son Michael Johnson and his wife, Pamela, of Bellingham, MA.  Pat was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Originally from Mendon, MA, her parents were Frederick and Lolita Hartshorn. She was the eldest child and was pre-deceased by her siblings: Alice Perry, Beverly White, Audrey Arena, Allan Hartshorn and Robert Hartshorn.
Pat moved to Ashland upon marrying Harold “Spike”Johnson, where they raised their four children. She and Spike were two of the original members of the Ashland Fish and Game Club. Pat was a past President and past Vice President of the James O. Carey Post 77 American Legion Auxiliary in Ashland, where she also enjoyed being a part-time bartender.
Pat enjoyed traveling, playing golf and target shooting, gambling on the ponies at Foxboro, and going to casinos with her sister-in-law, Linda (Hartshorn) McPhee.
She had a long career as an executive at Carlin Insurance and CGT.
Any donations to St. Jude’s would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 10th at the Ashland Fish & Game, beginning at 1 PM.
Anyone who would like to join the family in celebrating her life and memory are welcomed to attend. (Please RSVP by Aug. 5 to [email protected].)