July 22, 2024

Elaine J. Roske


Elaine J. Roske, of Seekonk, MA, on the morning of August 5, 2023, passed away at Somerset Ridge Center comforted by her daughter and close family friend, John Derrick. She was 86 years old. Elaine was born in Pawtucket, RI on September 9, 1936. She was the daughter of Armand A. Bertini, MD and Elizabeth (Kinne) Bertini.

Elaine worked as an office manager for over twenty years for her brother, Richard G. Bertini, MD, in Pawtucket, RI and in the years thereafter, she worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for John Quattrocci, Jr., Attorney in Providence, RI.

Elaine was a wonderful loving mother who passed her appreciation and love for nature on to her son and daughter. In efforts in providing habitat for wildlife where they lived in Seekonk, aided by her son, the family received a certificate of achievement from The National Wildlife Federation through its backyard wildlife habitat program. She was a kind and cheerful woman who enjoyed gardening, reading, listening to classical music, and lunch dates with her friends. Elaine was a member of the Rhode Island Society of Mayflower Descendants. Educated in the Pawtucket Public Schools, she went on to graduate from LaSalle College in 1956. She grew up in the Pawtucket Congregational Church UCC and was an active member there for thirty-five years. She was also a member of the Vedanta Society of Providence.

Elaine is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert W. Roske, her parents, and her brother Richard G. Bertini, MD. She is survived by her children: Diane E. Roske of Seekonk and Paul D. Roske (Christopher) of the Czech Republic, her nieces, nephew, great nieces and nephews. Elaine is also survived by her sister-in-law, Lois D. Bertini. She will be profoundly missed by all.

A private graveside service will be held at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI. For those who wish to express sympathy, a donation in Elaine’s name can be made to a charity of their choice.

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