Roberta A. Doughty

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Roberta A. Doughty

December 14, 1956 - January 06, 2019

Roberta A. Doughty Newburyport, MA - Roberta Ann (Arseneau) Doughty, 62, formerly of Amesbury and more recently, Newburyport, passed away on January 6, 2019.

Roberta was born in Amesbury on December 14, 1956, to Dorothy (Lapre) and Robert Arseneau. She was the loving sister of Germain (Jerry) and James (Jim) Arseneau. She attended the Amesbury school system and earned a full scholarship to Simmons College where she was working towards a degree in physical therapy when she married Paul Doughty of Merrimac. During their marriage they created a successful business and raised their daughter, Brianna (Bri) Cook-Doughty.

Roberta was an avid quilter, seamstress, baker, and all around creative and generous person. She loved spending time in the kitchen or at her sewing machine as well as with her dog, Toby. She enjoyed going on random trips with her daughter and daughter-in-law and looked forward to the holiday season each year. She was the supporter of many charities that were very important to her including the ASPCA, Wounded Warrior Project, America's VetDogs, and the World Wildlife Fund. She had a passion for caring for others and sharing her creative and generous spirit with everyone she encountered.

She is survived by her daughter Brianna Cook-Doughty and her wife, Kristina; her mother, Dorothy (Lapre) Arseneau; brother Jerry; and brother Jim and his wife Pam and their sons, Justin and Kyle. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Arseneau, and dear friend and cousin, Eileen (Fern) Doughty.

Viewing hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., in Amesbury. A funeral Mass for Roberta will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 9 a.m., at Holy Family Parish, 2 School St., in Amesbury, followed by a burial at St Joseph's Cemetery in Amesbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of Roberta's favorite charities.
Published on January 8, 2019
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Justin Tessier
Jan 13, 2019
Oh... Roberta... Fondness... is all that is left. Briana & Family, "even lil Toby" my heart aches for you all.
Frank and Tiziana LaBarba
Jan 10, 2019
Dear Briana and family,

We are sorry for the loss of your mother Roberta. She is in a better place now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Frank and Tiziana LaBarba
Pam Gregory & Jim Kidney Jan 09, 2019
Jan 09, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of Roberta's passing. I was lucky to have my name drawn at a fundraiser for one of Roberta's beautiful quilts. I will think of her when I look at it hanging on the wall of my home.
Claudy and Rayna Charles
Jan 09, 2019
Dear Jim, Pam and family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Please know that you are in our thoughts always.

Claudy and Rayna
Esperia and Aldo Di Cola Jan 10,1919
Jan 09, 2019
Brianna and family, our deepest and heartfelt condolences for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With Love and Blessings, Esperia and Aldo Di Cola
JoAnn Lapre Gilbert
Jan 08, 2019
Aunt Dot, Jim and Jerry, so sorry to hear of Roberta's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
JoAnn Lapre Gilbert
Jan 08, 2019
Aunt Dot, Jim and Jerry, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, JoAnn
Catherine and Edwin Terry
Jan 08, 2019
Roberta,
You will be in our thoughts, prayers, and fond memories.