Roberta D. Nellis

Roberta Nellis

Roberta D. Nellis, age 93, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home. Her loving family was by her side. Born in Milton, VT on February 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William and Belle Blake Sweeney.

Roberta was raised in Milton, VT, and attended local schools. She worked for 26 years at Johnstown Knit. She enjoyed dancing on weekends with her husband Wesley, sewing, reading and a good shopping trip.

On September 24, 1950, she was married to Wesley C. Nellis; they shared a union of 42 years until his passing June 1, 1992.

Survivors include daughters, Nancy Smalling and her husband Edwin of Fultonville and Naya Hoose and her husband Frank of Mayfield. She is also survived by six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her husband, Wesley C. Nellis, she is predeceased by a stepson, Clifford T. Nellis.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Gloversville Funeral Service, 4 Second Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Mayfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roberta’s memory to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078. Please visit the family’s online condolence website at