OBITUARY: Roberta A. Caruso, 77

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Roberta A. Caruso (Palino, Dickey), age 77, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away at the Lowell General Hospital where she was surrounded by her loving family on April 20, 2022, following an unexpected and brief illness.

Roberta was born in Cambridge, MA, on February 22, 1945; she was the beloved daughter of the late Milton and Ada (Foster) Dickey. Roberta was brought up in Woburn but lived in Wilmington for many years and where she raised her family. Prior to retiring, Roberta was employed as a Systems Analyst and retired from the TJX Company where she had many good friends. She later worked at RSA Security for a few years, where she made a lasting impression on all whom she worked with. She also worked part time at the Wilmington Dance Academy for several years.

Roberta was the devoted mother of Walter Palino of Lowell and Kimberly Gilgun & her husband Stephen of North Billerica. Loving “Mimi” of Andrew Stanley of Tewksbury, dear sister of Bruce Dickey & his wife Barbara of Wakefield, Richard Dickey of Woburn, and the late Lois St. George. Roberta was the best of friends with Arlene Dambrosio and her girls Lisa, Laura and Maria. She remained friends with her former-husband, Edward Palino and his wife, Nancy. She is further survived by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Monday, April 25th for Visiting Hours from 4:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Roberta’s life at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Roberta’s memory to the Finex House, PO Box 300670, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or or please donate a box of diapers to Paula Borgess-Stalker at 4 Denault Drive, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Roberta Caruso

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