Roberta “Bobbi” Greene Sacks


Roberta “Bobbi” Greene Sacks, age 81, of Quechee, Vermont, passed away Tuesday, January 14th while surrounded by her family.

Roberta possessed a unique blend of traits creating a vibrant life of intellect, culture, creativity, and love. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY to Charlotte and Abe Menter, she graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and went on to earn a Masters at Harvard and her PhD in Psycholinguistics from Boston University, following which she practiced as child psychologist. She was an accomplished woman and a community builder, a vocally trained soprano, author of the children’s book, Two and Me Makes Three, whose many talents and interests also included writing, drawing, painting, choral singing, felting, and knitting.  Roberta was a strong feminist, an active participant in her Jewish communities and an avid scrabble player throughout her life.

She is survived by her long time love, Leon Resnick; her three children Judybeth, David and his wife Kelli, and Deborah; her siblings, Lois and husband Edward Zachary, and Joyce Baron and her beloved grandchildren Emma Rose, Lucas and Zoe; and her nieces and nephews, Lisa and David Fain, Bruce Zachary and Steven and Kelly Baron; and extended communities of friends in Vermont, Boston and Arizona.  She is the widow of Stanley Sacks and the former wife of Dr. Alan Greene.

Within her directives she scribed her hopes for her family and friends: “May those of you tingling to the first precious sensations of your own creativity go forward and follow your stars; do not let these valuable inner resources go unheeded.  Life is meant to be lived to the fullest.  Every minute counts. I hope I have continued to grow to my very end.”

Roberta’s memorial will be held 11am, Tuesday, January 21st at Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave Cranston, RI. She will be interned at Lincoln Park Cemetery in Warwick, RI. Donations in Roberta’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation to honor her mother.


  1. Barbara Schwartz
    Jan 18, 2020

    We met Bobbi (and Leon) in Chandler AZ where we were all members of Temple Havurat Emet. We loved her smile and her great sense of humor. Her personality was incredible!
    Saw her in December at a local Chinese restaurant and she looked and acted and sounded delightful!
    We will miss her.

  2. Gigi Stacy
    Jan 21, 2020

    Roberta was a very special lady. Never one to not want to try new things. She supported the theater and arts communities.
    A very big help with our synagogue.
    She will be greatly missed.

  3. kerry postler-hermann
    Jan 21, 2020

    Bobbi was a special lady who enjoyed life! I met her during some of her more difficult times and despite her challenges she remained positive. She spoke often of Leon and her family and enjoyed time with her grandchildren. I last saw her at an art show and she was looking well, it was great to catch up with her. I will remember Bobbi with her beautiful smile and never ending curiosity. Hugs to you Leon.

    Jan 29, 2020

    Bobbi brought great joy and companionship to Leon before he passed away in 2019. They were a cute couple!

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