It is with great sadness that the family of Alan Roberts announce his peaceful passing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the age of 74, after a battle with cancer.
Alan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 22 years, Michelle; his daughter, Samantha; sister Marygrace and brother-in-law Tom and their children, Jessica and Alex. Also, his sister-in-law, Cherie, her husband Leo, and children Carly and Evan; and numerous other family members and friends.
Alan was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1946 to Alan and Grace Roberts. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Connecticut and received his degree in business management and accounting at the University of Bridgeport.
Alan began his career in the restaurant business as an operational manager of the Peppermill restaurants in Connecticut. Soon after the Peppermill, Alan opened and co-owned the highly successful restaurant The Angus, located in Fairfield, Connecticut.
An avid skier and hiking enthusiast, when an opportunity presented itself to move closer to his sister Marygrace in Hollis, New Hampshire, Alan left the food industry and joined Marketing Initiatives International (MII) in Manchester, New Hampshire in the summer of 1992.
Alan quickly rose through the MII ranks to Senior Customer Service Manager where he assisted leading pharmaceutical companies from around the world to better understand the structure and composition of US healthcare system.
Business success was soon coupled with meeting the love of his life, Michelle, at MII. They met in 1997, fell in love, and got married in Nashua, New Hampshire on November 7, 1998.
Alan was all about “Mickey” (his pet name for Michelle) and Mickey was all about Alan. He loved what she loved and she loved what he loved — Baseball, Red Sox, the beach, traveling to National Parks, and exploring new places together.
Alan’s upbeat attitude, keen insight, infectious laughter, love of life, and mellow temperament created friends and fans wherever he went. Whether he had just met you or known you for decades, he knew how to make you feel included, and wanted to hear your stories.
A celebration of Alan’s life will occur in summer, 2021.