WINTHROP- Larry Lewis Roberts, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died at his home on August 2, 2021 with his wife by his side, after several years of battling complications from prostate cancer. \r\n\r\nHe was born March 28, 1939 to Douglass M. and Eleanor H. Roberts. He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1957 and the University of Maine at Orono in 1961 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He went to work for the Maine Department of Transportation after graduation as a Bridge Inspector and Resident Engineer. He was a registered Professional Engineer and a registered Land Surveyor. He retired after 37 years in service as the Engineer of Design in the Bureau of Project Development.\r\n\r\nHe joined the Maine Air National Guard in 1962 attaining the rank of Captain before leaving the service in 1971.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his wife, Carol O’Connor Roberts, whom he married in December, 1961. They met in high school and immediately fell in love. They remained “steadies” throughout high school and at the University where they both studied. They built their home on Annabessacook Lake in Winthrop in 1969. It remained their “castle” from then on – enjoying the best of life in Maine surrounded by their flower gardens and enjoying the sightings of the blue herons, loons and wild life. They traveled extensively - enjoying trips to our national parks, Hawaii, Ireland, and the last trip of a Viking Cruise down the Rhine, the best one of all.\r\n\r\nLarry was predeceased by his parents and sister, Judith Roberts Even. He is survived by his nephews and several cousins, longtime friends Alan Sachs of Las Vegas, NV, Jim Chandler of Hallowell and his Winthrop coffee group buddies Brian, Al, Joe, George and Terry.\r\n\r\nHe served on the board of the Maine Better Transportation Association for ten years, was a member of the Augusta Country Club for 35 years and was a 25 year member of the Winthrop Lions Club.\r\n\r\nLarry was always very active in sports and was a three letterman in high school – that was all that was available then. He participated in college and fraternity sports and in local baseball, softball and basketball into the early 1990s. He realized that he needed a sport he could enjoy in his retirement years and that became the game of golf, ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’ in which he played through rain and snow until he no longer could. He looked forward to the weekly poker games at the club and those with his Winthrop area friends as well the occasional trips to Foxwood, Oxford and Las Vegas. \r\n\r\nHe enjoyed fishing with his father and friends on Albanel Lake in Quebec, hunting and fishing in the Allagash and Aziscohos at his father’s camps and with friends at Northeast Carry on Moosehead Lake, most notably in the later years with Ralph Burnham at his camp.\r\n\r\nIn keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, where memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.familyfirstfh.com\r\n\r\nAny memorial donations in his name may be made to: The Winthrop Food Pantry, P.O. Box 82, Winthrop, ME 04364, The Winthrop Public Library Foundation, 39 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, ME 04364, or The Jackson Laboratory, P.O. Box 254, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.