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Roberta G. Maresca

January 6, 1936 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 85)


Roberta “Bobbie” passed into the arms of angels surrounded by love on January 3, 2022, at Riverview Hospital. She was born January 6, 1936, in the Bronx, NY to Christian and Gertrude (Falke) Abbes and was one of five children. She had many fond memories of her life in the Bronx and was a die-hard Yankees fan. She grew up in the Clason Point neighborhood until the family moved to Port Monmouth, NJ. Bobbie was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Paul, her parents, and brothers Ronald, Christian, and Jay.

She was a cheerleader at Leonardo High School where she met a handsome football player by the name of Paul Maresca. She graduated from Leonardo High School in 1952 and she and Paul married in October of 1954. Her career started as a secretary at the advertising firm of Halstead and Van Vechten and culminated in a career with the federal government working for over 25 years at the CECOM building as an Executive Administrative Assistant for the directorate over computer operations. Her attention to detail and knowledge of accounting and numbers earned her many awards and bonuses including Employee of the Quarter on several occasions. Bobbie retired from the government after a long and distinguished career.

She always put her family first, creating a home full of many memories for over 58 years on Martin Place for her husband and daughters. Neighbors became lifelong friends of the family. Bobbie was a softball coach, an All-Star team coach, and Board member of the Middletown Youth Girls Athletic Association (MYGAL) from 1971 until 1977. Not only did she coach softball, but she also played on the Fort Monmouth co-ed softball team as the catcher for several years. She loved supporting her daughters and grandchildren in their respective sports attending as many games as possible. Playing bridge with her bridge group was always fun and something she enjoyed very much. The one place that always held a special place in her heart and was one of the highlights of her year was being a member of the Ship Ahoy Beach Club for 30 years. The beach was her happy place and she shared that with her family especially her daughters and grandchildren. Holidays were always special, but her annual Christmas party was extra special because she loved bringing all the family together every year.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Elizabeth Maresca Allen (David), Ann Maresca, Nancy Maresca, and Linda Maresca, grandchildren, Stacey Shipman Adams (Steve), William Shipman, and Brandon Allen, and great grandchildren, Parker Allen and Henry Adams, her sister, Theresa Abbes Butler in Michigan, many dear in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

There will be no wake due to COVID, but family and friends are welcome to join the family at Mt. Olivet cemetery where she will be laid to rest on Friday, January 7th at 10:30. All COVID protocol will be adhered to at the cemetery site. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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