OBITUARIES

Paul D. Roberti
October 3, 1936 - February 7, 2013

Mr. Paul D. Roberti, age 76 of Gautier, MS died Thursday, February 7, 2013 in a local care center. Born October 3, 1936 in Chicago, IL to Romolo and Ruth Larson Roberti, he had been a resident of Gautier since 1962. He worked briefly for Ingall’s Shipbuilding before opening Gautier Hardware. He owned and operated the hardware store for over 40 years before retiring in 2005. Mr. Roberti was a sportsman and he enjoyed spending time on his boat the Shearwater. He was also an accomplished wood worker.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Roberti was preceded in death by his wife Norma Pitre Roberti in December 1978.
Among his survivors are two daughters Kathy McDaniel and her husband Flip of Madison, AL, Carolyn Belton and her husband Michael of Ocean Springs, MS; one sister Karen Brandau and her husband Lynn of Niceville, FL; a special friend Margaret Doesher of Kingwood, TX; and four grandchildren Lauren McDaniel, Katie McDaniel, Peyton Belton and Crystal Patterson.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from the Chapel of O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home with Bro. Gibbie McMillan officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Those who desire, may make memorial contributions to National Parkinson’s Foundation P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018