Nazare Memorial Home, Inc.


-James Joseph Roberts-

Roberts, James Joseph, 91, of Free Soil, Michigan, died on Thursday, September 14, 2017. JJ was born in Clifton and lived in Harrison, Kearny, and Lyndhurst before moving to Michigan 5 years ago. Mr. Roberts owned and operated JJ Roberts Asphalt and Paving Company in Lyndhurst for over 30 years. JJ was an avid bowler and always had a roll of quarters with him for friendly gambling. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Bertha Elizabeth Roberts (nee Murphy), by his daughter, Janice Beville, and by his brothers and sisters, Harry, Eddie, Marian, Arlene, and George Roberts. He is survived by his loving children, Jimmy Roberts and his wife, Cindy, George Roberts, Katherine Roberts, and Elizabeth Roberts and her husband, Robert Eastman, by his cherished grandchildren, Katie, George, Michael, Joseph, Emily, Jimmy, Jason, and Troy Roberts, Lisa Karre, Eric Bonin, Jennifer Detore, Bonnie Hartmann, and Thomas Garrett, by his 16 dear great grandchildren, by his sister-in-law, Catherine Murphy, and by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial visitation at Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ on Thursday, September, 21, 2017 from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 8:30 PM. Please visit our website at In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in James' memory to

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