Roberta Gittens

Roberta Ann (Burke) Gittens, 65, of Medford, died peacefully with her son and daughter by her side, on December 14, 2016 after a short intense battle with multiple cancers. Born and raised in Malden, she was predeceased by her parents Edmund and Eleanor (Esposito) Burke.

Roberta will be forever loved and remembered by her son Ronald Gittens, and his fiancé Jacqueline Blaikie of Medford. Her daughter Tonya (Gittens) Camara and her husband Jamie of Malden. Her stepdaughter Lynne (Walker) Ramirez of Lynn. One of Roberta’s greatest joys was being a grandmother, she leaves behind her beloved granddaughters Courtney and Kayla Gittens. Her sister Ellen (Burke) Robson and her husband Thomas of Peabody. She is also survived by her dear friend Pat Casey of Malden, several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Per Roberta’s request, there will be no services. She will be cremated and her ashes will be returned to the place she loved, privately by her children.

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  1. Tonya (Gittens) Camara on December 21, 2016 at 3:16 am

    I love you ma.

  2. Loretta Griffin on December 21, 2016 at 3:23 am

    R.I.P Roberta you were loved an will be very missed

  3. April on December 21, 2016 at 3:30 am

    God bless . Rest in eternal peace.

  4. Tracy B on December 21, 2016 at 3:34 am

    She will be missed… Fly High…

  5. Steven O'Connell on December 21, 2016 at 4:07 am

    R.I.P. You were a part of my childhood and a great neighbor.

  6. Melissa McMillan on December 21, 2016 at 4:17 am

    You were a great woman and always made me laugh. May you rest in peace and fly high into the pearly gates of heaven

  7. Jackie Blaikie on December 21, 2016 at 4:17 am

    I will be forever grateful to you for all that you have done and given to me.
    I pray that you are finally at peace and continue to watch over us.
    Love you Berta

  8. Shirlene Leach on December 21, 2016 at 4:37 am

    In so sorry for ur loss my prayers and loving thought are with u all flu high my lovely lady spread ur wings u haven’t anymore pain now so shine bright much love Shirlene

  9. Jimmy camara on December 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Too many memories and not enough time. God bless Berta

  10. Delbert Davis on December 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Rest in heaven Roberta.

  11. Jay pothier on December 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Gonna miss you Roberta. My dads there and in sure he will show uaround. Rest in peace. Jay

  12. Ken mclean on December 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Such sad news . My heart is heavy. My condolences to her friends and family. Rest in peace roberta

  13. Joe Mirandz on December 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Roberta you will be missed! Many memories on School St! Ronny and Tanya, I’m very sorry for your loss and my condolences to you and the family!

  14. Helen pothier on December 21, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Roberta you were always more of my friend than a relative etc me, you were my friemd, words can’t express how much I am gonna miss you, Rest in peace . And leave Jimmy alone, lol love u roberta

  15. Frank Magliochetti on December 21, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Rest in Roberta

  16. Courtney Gittens on December 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I miss you way too much nanaberta.? R.I.P in heaven

  17. Monica Mucci on December 22, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Rest in Paradise Roberta! ?? Shine bright love!!

  18. Kayla gittens on January 2, 2017 at 3:26 am

    R.I.P Nana Berta you will be loved by me and all the people you know I just wish you had a second chance to live I wish you and me could be together I love you from the bottom of my heart i know your in a better place I know your not as bad as you were but I want you to have more time with me Patty and Courtney and all the people you know miss you very much pl fly back home love Kayla Gittens

  19. Mary on March 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    R.I.P. Roberta. You and Vada are joined together again. I pray you are finally happy and at peace. You are missed.

  20. Courtney Gittens on October 31, 2019 at 1:37 am

    It has been nearly 3 years since you left me NanaBerta. Missing you more and more every day! Hope you are having a blast up there with Jimmy, Veda, Broom-Broom, Crusty, and all of your animals that you loved so deeply. Love you and miss you a lot. Toots <3

  21. courtney on August 13, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    it’s been almost 7 years and yet i still find ways to find your legacy in the smallest things everyday. i’ll always miss our beach trips and slush eating late at night. love and miss you nana b <33 – toots 🙂

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