WINCHENDON- Graham J Roberts, 80, died Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner, MA.
He was born in Birmingham, England on October 18, 1942, a son of the late Wilfred Roberts and Enid (Reeves) Roberts.
Graham attended the University of Birmingham in England where he received his bachelor’s degree.
He had several jobs in the chemical research industry which included 10 years in Government research from 1969-1979. He then held several positions at the National Chemical Research Lab and Air Pollution Research, Rosing Uranium Company, Silicon Smelters, and Western Platinum, all in South Africa. He relocated to the United States and worked for Texas GUPH in Alabama; from 1989-2009 and lastly at Spectro Analytical Instruments in Mahwah, NJ. After his employment at Spectro Analytical, he did consulting work for many years.
Graham's interests included cycling, soccer, camping, reading, DIY, military history and kayaking. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and Society of Mineral Analysts.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Isabel (Rios) Roberts of Winchendon, MA; son, Nathan Reeves Roberts; step-son, Jorge Fraser of Coon Rapids, MN, and his wife LuAnn; step-son, Donald Fraser and his partner Anthony Cummins of Derbyshire England; Daughter, Laura Roberts; Step-daughter, Marisa Fraser-Moreira and her husband Morvan of Shrewsbury, MA; sister-in-law, Margaret Roberts; four grandchildren, Leighton Roberts, Olivia Roberts, Brielle Roberts, and Lauren Roberts; four step-grandchildren, Derek Fraser, Nicole Fraser, Kyle Moreira, and Brandon Moreira; two step-great-grandchildren, Charlie Fraser and Hallie Fraser; two nieces, Karen Noone and Heather Roberts.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Graham's memory be made to the ASPCA https://www.aspca.org/
A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, 335 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453.
To leave an online condolence please visit, www.mackfamilyfh.com
Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker Street, Leominster, MA 01453 has been entrusted with Graham's funeral arrangements.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.