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Roberta G. Koning

February 9, 1926 ~ February 11, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Roberta Koning Obituary

Of Natick, MA - Roberta G. Koning- formerly known as Roberta A. Gately passed away on February11, 2022 at 96 years of age after a short illness. Born February 9, 1926 to Julia (O’Brien) and Francis Gately, Roberta grew up in Roslindale/West Roxbury and lived in Boston before moving to Dover with her late husband Menno G. Koning.

Fondly known as Bobbi and Robbe, Roberta took an early interest in bookkeeping and math and was hired straight out of high school as a bookkeeper where she was recognized for her honor roll quality work in her studies. In 1956 she achieved her license to trade as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch- Boston, one of the earliest women to join the company at this level. She held the license until 1959 when she and her husband started their family together.

Later in 1971, Roberta became president of the Dover League of Women Voters while running her household with her three children. She later became a member of the State League of Women Voters during a very active time during the Women’s Liberation movement. She held other volunteer positions within the town of Dover and loved the people she met from town while working in these positions. With her husband, Roberta enjoyed traveling through the great cities in Europe and North America. Roberta and Menno were also keen bridge players competing throughout the Boston area and once becoming State champions in Duplicate Bridge.

Roberta leaves behind her three children and their families, Brion G. Koning and wife Margaret, of Framingham, Ria K. McNamara and her partner Greg Cipriano of Hopkinton, Robert J. Koning and wife Catherine of Keene NH. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Brendan and Andrew Koning of Silverthorne Colorado, Connell McNamara and Patrick McNamara of Hopkinton MA and Lynx Koning of Keene NH. She also leaves her nephews and their families, John Gately of Virginia, Tom Briody of RI, Scott Briody of NH, and the late Charles Gately and his wife Patricia.

A celebration of her life will be held at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home Natick MA on March 19, 2022. Visitation at 10AM with service to follow. Burial will follow the service at Highland Cemetery, Dover, MA.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Dover Land Conservation Trust or the Trustees of the Reservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday
March 19, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
John Everett & Sons Funeral Home at Natick Common
4 Park Street
Natick, MA 01760

Celebration of Life
Saturday
March 19, 2022

11:00 AM
John Everett & Sons Funeral Home at Natick Common
4 Park Street
Natick, MA 01760

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