ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts died on September 17, 2019 at the age of 75. Roberts was a longtime supporter of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, both financially and spiritually.
Roberts also was the guest speaker at our 8th Annual Ladies Luncheon at Woodway Country Club on April 18, 2018. One of the highlights of that event was listening to Roberts, who in addition to being an award-winning journalist was also the author of several historical books, entertain guests with stories of American women saints, including St. Frances Cabrini, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and devoted her life to caring for poor children in schools and hospitals. Roberts even donated a personal tour of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. followed by lunch to the fundraiser’s live auction.
Roberts will be dearly missed by all in the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport community. Our prayers go out to her husband, Steven, and Roberts’ entire family.
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