Laura Serra Roberts, a native of Italy who lived in East Hampton for over three decades, died at home in Atlanta of a heart attack on April 28. She was 81.
Mrs. Roberts was born to Luigi and Rosetta Serra in Genoa on May 14, 1929. During World War II, she lost her only brother, Giovanni, who fought for the Italian resistance against the Fascists.
After the war, she attended the Sorbonne in Paris and then moved to the United States. In the early 1970s, she moved to East Hampton, where she lived until moving to Atlanta in 2005.
She was married to Dudley Roberts, a lifelong East Hampton resident, in 1990. Mr. Roberts died in 2000.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by two sons, Wray Fitch III of McLean, Va., and Henry Phyfe of Brooklyn, and a daughter, Mina Ferguson of Atlanta. Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
A memorial celebration will be held at the family residence in East Hampton at 1 p.m. on May 21, with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been suggested to the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 234, Boothbay, Me. 04537