Roberta Marie Hynes
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Roberta Marie Hynes
  • December 25, 1942 - October 20, 2017
  • Marietta, Georgia

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Roberta Marie Hynes (Lawson), age 74, of Marietta, Georgia, passed away on October 20th, 2017.

Roberta was born in Boston, MA on December 25, 1942. She graduated from Framingham South High School in 1960. She married John F. (Jack) Hynes on September 18, 1965 and settled in Medway, MA where they raised 3 boys. In 1979, the family moved to Marietta, GA where she lived ever since. Roberta is preceded in death by her husband Jack Hynes, and parents, Bob & Marie Lawson. She is survived by her beloved sister Eleanor Burke, sons Matthew, Sean (Syracuse, NY), and Timothy Hynes, her daughters- in-law Susan, Cyndi, and Suzanne Hynes, and her seven grandchildren Mitchell, Zoe, John Henry, Nate, Lee, Molly, and Michael and many nieces and nephews.
Her family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the entire Northside Hospital team for their care.
Roberta worked and played tennis at the Old Town Athletic Club for over 20 years, her home away from home. She loved her cat Tiger and previous dogs Shamrock and Ginger and cats Daget, Blonde and Tiger. She enjoyed traveling with her sister and was able to visit Bermuda and St. Johns Canada in recent years. Over the years they went to many horse races including Churchill Downs and Keeneland in KY, Santa Anita and Del Mar in CA, Belmont in NY, and Hialeah in FL. Since her birthday was on Christmas day, it was not a surprise Christmas was her favorite season and she brought holiday cheer every year. Throughout her life she never lost her Boston Accent, although it gained a bit of southern drawl. Roberta enjoyed shopping and outings with her dear friends. She was a generous, loving spirit and her kind, gentle nature will be missed. Roberta was a very special grandmother to her seven grandchildren whom she treasured.


Visitation will be Thursday, October 26, 2017, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm, H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill, 1157 Old Canton Road, Marietta, Georgia.
Funeral Service will be Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 am, The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, Georgia.

After the service, burial will be at Arlington Cemetery 201 Mount Vernon Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30328
A gathering reception will follow at the Olde Towne Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30068.