Obituary of Roberta DeSisti
Roberta Grace “Bobby” (Shaffer) DeSisti, 84, of Milltown, PA passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following a period of declining health.
She was born on July 18, 1934 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas and Euleta (McCloe) Shaffer.
Bobby attended Sayre School District. She was a self-employed Beautician at her home in Milltown for many years. Her family was her priority, and each of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She loved decorating her home for the different seasons and holidays. Every day Bobby would convince someone to participate in her daily card games. Skip-Bo and Rummy were her favorite card games, but she was known to challenge anyone to whatever game they wanted to play. Bobby loved discussing politics with anyone at anytime and was a Judge of Elections in Milltown for years, even when her daughters were young. She always taught them the importance of being involved in your community. Bobby loved what she called, “Coffee Talk”, and just spending time with her family and friends. Bobby, known to many as the “Queen of Milltown” will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Bobby was a member of the Church of Epiphany, Sayre. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at J.E. Wheelock Fire Company, VFW Post#1534, and a member of the MOOSE. She served as a member of the Bingo Committee at the Sons of Italy.
She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph “Joe” DeSisti, granddaughter, Tara Peters, sister, Cindy Shaffer, and brothers, Douglas and Thomas “To-Key” Shaffer.
Roberta is survived by her daughter Ginger DeSisti of Sayre, PA, daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi Jo DeSisti-McCutcheon and Ken of Sayre, PA, grandchildren, Joey and Chrissy, Shane, Erica, Tonya, and Zachary and Shelby, great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joey, Jase, Kiah, Jessica, Anthony, Jonathan, Sean, Lillian, Samuel, Brandon, Ella, Evalynn, Tyler, and Trevor, and great-great-grandchildren, Skyler, Jackson, Nate, Olin, her great-granddaughter she was looking forward to meeting, adopted daughter, Robin, and adopted grandchildren, Wendy and Annie. She is also survived by her siblings and their spouses, James and June Shaffer of Sayre, PA, Leslie and Kathy Shaffer of Waverly, NY, Marlene and Tom Quatrini of Sayre, PA, Grace and Paul Gardner of SC, William “Cubby” and Cindy Shaffer of Sayre, PA, and Shelley and Tyler Fraley of Athens, PA, brother, Dean Shaffer of Waverly, NY, sister, Betty Marie “Sis” Gable of Waverly, NY, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family and friends may call on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 12pm-2pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 2pm with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to send special thanks to the staff of the 2nd floor ICU at Robert Packer Hospital for the excellent care given to their loved one.