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Roberta Frisella

Obituary for Roberta Frisella

December 5, 1933 - December 28, 2020
Auburn, New Hampshire | Age 87


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

Services Postponed Until Later Date.

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