COOPERSTOWN - Roberta "Bobbie" A. Morley, a resident of Allerton House in Hingham, Massachusetts, formerly of Cooperstown, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, in Hingham, Massachusetts. She was 85 years old.
Born Dec. 22, 1933, in Newark, New Jersery, she was the daughter of Leonard and Viola (Smalley) Schilling.
Bobbie attended Immaculate Conception High School and the State University of New York at Delhi and Oneonta. She received a nursing degree.
On Feb. 27, 1954, Roberta married Joseph F. Morley in Bloomfield, New Jersey. They were married for 43 years before Joe's death on Feb. 21, 1997.
For 22 years, Bobbie and Joe resided in Cooperstown on Christian Hill. They raised four sons.
Following Joe's death, Bobbie moved to Stuart, Florida. She married James DePietro in Stuart, on April 10, 2010. James passed in February.
Bobbie was an active communicant of St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown.
She was a registered nurse and before her retirement was working for Otsego County Public Health. Nursing was very important to Bobbie as she spent countless hours serving others. After retiring to Florida Bobbie was a volunteer at St. Martin County Hospital in Stuart.
Bobbie is survived by three sons, Robert J. Morley of Phoenix, Arizona, J. Scott Morley of Guilderland Center and Curt G. Morley and wife, Katherine of Hingham, Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Griffith P. of Massapequa and Alec of Hartwick, Taylor and Brooke of Boston, Massachu- setts and Samantha and Joseph of Hingham, Massachusetts; a great-granddaughter, Donna Marie; a sister, Emily Swihura and husband, Stephen of Melbourne, Florida; a brother, Leonard R. Schilling and wife, Cathy of Lowell, Indiana; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Bobbie was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Louise, who died in 1957; and a son, Peter, who died June 21, 1988.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. Kenneth Doyle officiating. The service of committal and burial will be private in St. Mary's Cemetery, Index.
Following Peter's death in 1988, a fund was established by his family and friends for a cash award to be presented in his memory to a member of the graduating class of Cooperstown Central School who plans to continue his/her education and who personifies the qualities that Peter is remembered for namely scholarship, leadership, citizenship, athletic ability and involvement in school activities.
Through the years money has been added to the principal of this fund in memory of his father and in recognition of the family's support of education. These monies represent the Morley Family Fund, and that income, combined with that of the Peter G. Morley Scholarship Award is given to the appropriate senior.
The Morley family therefore respectfully requests that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts for Roberta be made to the Morley Family Fund at Cooperstown Central School, 38 Linden Ave., Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
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4 posts

Kristin (Green) Spranger
Jul 02, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My thoughts & Prayers go out to you & your family at this difficult time. I had the pleasure of meeting your Mom and visiting on many occasions as she worked with my Mom, Barb Green for Otsego County Public Health. Like my Mom, she always had a smile & friendly way about her. Thinking of you...
Kit Mulligan Byrd
Jun 26, 2019
To the Morley family I send my deepest condolences. Your mother was a wonderful woman who I remember fondly from Christian Hill.
Susan Holtje
Jun 25, 2019
I am so so truly sorry for your loss.The wool we use to pull over her eyes.Rest it peace
julie a white RN Wallingford Vermont
Jun 24, 2019
How often I have thought about " Bobbie" over the last thirty years! She was one of my dear friends and nurse colleagues in Maternity at Bassett Hospital. She was a joy, and her laugh made us all so happy. From her shouting "UNO" at 5 in the morning when the nurse supervisor came down down the hall waking her from a nap, to her cooking, her parties, and her fun at "Grand Rounds" at the PIT on payday, we always had a blast with her. I loved teasing Joe whenever he sang in church at St Mary's. She and Joe attended all my big parties, and made them so much better! I shared joy and sorrow with her... and sang at her son Peter's funeral. We worked hard together, and played hard together. I am b...lessed to have known the Morleys..... they made my life in Cooperstown so wonderful. Rest well dear friend!Read more