We ask your prayers for the repose of the soul of Roberta Tuttle, recently retired editor of the Catholic Transcript, who died yesterday. Her obituary follows and an article about her life and contributions to the Archdiocese of Hartford over these many years will be in the December issue of the Catholic Transcript. As stated below, a Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 16th at 12:00 Noon in the chapel at the Pastoral Center by Archbishop Cronin. A reception will follow in Alumni Lounge.
Roberta’s family will greet guests in the Chapel from 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon.
Priests are invited to concelebrate – if you are planning to do so, please email Fr. Shanley.
Roberta Wilson Tuttle, 67, award winning religious journalist, wife and mother, passed away on Nov. 13, close to the home waters she cherished and surrounded by loved ones. Born in Pittsburg, Pa., to John Paul Wilson and Mary Moran, Roberta was known by many as Beeta, a childhood nickname. She attended Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden and was a graduate of Fairfield University, where she was a pre-med major. Instead of medicine, she chose journalism. Her career began at the New Haven Register, where she was a feature writer. Roberta moved to The Day in New London, she went from features to myriad hard news assignments. She was especially fond of the maritime beat, from the Coast Guard to the comings and goings at New London’s vibrant waterfront. Roberta topped her journalistic career as executive editor of the Catholic Transcript in Bloomfield, serving the Archdiocese of Hartford. Under her leadership, the Transcript staff won a host of professional awards from the Catholic Press Association, New England Newspaper and Press Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Roberta is survived by William S. Tuttle III, her husband of 37 years, and their son William Paul Tuttle; her sisters, Sister Paul Mary of Jesus, of Kansas City, Mo., and Catherine A. Wilson, of Indianapolis, Ind. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at noon Friday at St. Thomas Chapel at the Pastoral Center, 467 Bloomfield Ave., in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor or Eastern Connecticut Hospice. Private burial will be St. Mary Cemetery, New London. Please visit www.byles.com for the full obituary, directions, or to sign the guestbook or to share a memory.