Roberta (Nelson) Croff


Saratoga Springs, New York – Roberta (Nelson) Croff, 98, a pillar of strength, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 2, 2021, with the loving and loyal support of her family.

Roberta was the daughter of the late T. Barden and Hazel (Williams) Nelson of West Pawlet, Vermont. She was the dedicated wife of the late Ernest G. Croff; they were known as “Ernie & Bert” to those who loved and cared for them during their almost 76 years of marriage.

Roberta was a retired registered nurse at Albany Memorial Hospital where she received her training during World War II in 1944.

During Roberta’s life, she had many interests and enjoyed camping and fishing on Lake Champlain with Ernie, along with hiking and picking flowers with her grandchildren.

Roberta was an active parishioner in the Wells United Methodist Church and the Rupert Methodist Church when she resided in Vermont. She was an amazing woman, a devoted wife, a wonderful mother, a fantastic grandmother and a loyal friend!

Roberta was predeceased by her children Sharon Croff, Gilbert Croff, Nancy Croff and Betty Sue Croff. She is survived by her sister Betty Sue (Ambrose) Alfonsi and Betty’s children and grandchildren, predeceased by her brother John “Jack” (Dorothy) Nelson and survived by her grandchildren Laura (Joseph) Moore, Amy Cerrone and Diana Cerrone along with her great-grandchildren Carl (Caitlyn) Daniels, Jonathan Brunner, Ellen Brunner, Kendra Cole and Gianni Rocco Lombardi. Roberta also is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. in Granville, on Thursday, July 15, from noon to 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Rupert Street Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.