Roberta Frisella

  • Born: December 5, 1933
  • Died: December 28, 2020
  • Location: Auburn, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Roberta "Bobbi" E. (Burpee) Frisella, 87, of Auburn, died on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at the Arbors Assisted Living Facility.
Born in Exeter, NH, on Dec. 5, 1933. She was a resident of Auburn for more than 60 years.

Mrs. Frisella worked as a Special Ed Assistant & school bus driver for the Auburn School District, then later owned two businesses, an in-home daycare, and a ceramics studio. She also worked for & volunteered her time at St. Peter's Church, preparing meals for the residents & bereavements.
She thoroughly enjoyed giving to people in need be it home cooked meals or blankets she spent days upon days sewing.
She also enjoyed cooking and planning for the many large family gatherings. She loved giving to her family, especially handmade ceramics & hand stitched quilts every Christmas. There was always a plate of her delicious whoopie pies waiting for her grandchildren when visiting her house.
She will be missed by all who knew her and some that didn't.

She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Alfred Frisella. Family members include five sons, Alfred Frisella Jr. and his wife Robin of Manchester, James Frisella and his wife Shelley, of North Carolina, Steven Frisella of Manchester, William Frisella and his wife Debby of Auburn, and Richard Frisella and his wife Lisa of North Carolina; two daughters, Sharlene Bartz and her husband, Neal of Franklin, and Elaine Reichman, and her husband Jack of New Jersey; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

No formal services will be held at this time. A Mass of Christian burial will take place in the Spring. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. To view an Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Were sending our deepest condolences to all of Bobbi's family members. She was a very nice person with a smile that could light up the room. Sh ed will be missed by all but especially by her living family. RIP Bobbi

Posted by Summer & Rich Hebert - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   January 11, 2021

To the Frisella family we are sorry to here your mom passing. My memories of your mom she would always make you feel welcome when I came to visit. I know that you will miss her. Love and prayers Susan Hodge & Family in Roanoke Rapids NC

Posted by Susan Hodge - Roanoke Rapids, NC - Family   January 11, 2021


My sincere sympathies to family. I had been your Mom (and Dad's) pharmacist for many years and enjoyed every time they came in the pharmacy. They were beautiful people that were soo enjoyable to talk to. Keep your memories of them close.

Posted by Rick St.Hilaire - Hooksett, NH - Friend   January 10, 2021

To the Frisella family we are so sorry for the loss of your mother! I have great memories growing up as a kid of your mom treating me like one of her own! I will miss her and I miss you all - stay safe!

Posted by Mike Vaillancourt - Raymond, NH - Friend   January 10, 2021

We were sad to learn of Bobbi’s passing. We got to know her and Fred from our time spent working at the St. Peter bereavement luncheons. She was a lovely, kind person. Praying that you will find comfort knowing her and Fred are reunited in God’s kingdom.

Posted by A friend   January 10, 2021

I have many fond memories of Aunt Bobbi and family growing up in Auburn in the 50's and 60's. She and Uncle Fred were always very giving to my family. John Frisella

Posted by John Frisella - Family   January 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I knew your Mother from her and your Father coming to lunch at Applebee's. I was the host there and enjoy them very much. She gave me one of her blankets and when I use it I think of her.. sincerely Moe

Posted by Morag Brown - Hooksett, NH - Acquaintance   January 10, 2021

They are a precious couple to me and never to be forgotten. Always first to stop there when I came up from Florida and last to visit when I returned south

Posted by iris frisella labrie - Friend   January 09, 2021

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