Born in Brooklyn, NY, she grew up in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY and Amherst, MA. She attended schools in Three Rivers, QC, Canada, Stuart Hall in Staunton, VA and was a graduate of Northampton School for Girls in Northampton, MA. Her college days were spent in Briarcliff Manor, NY and UMass Amherst.
For several years she was a research assistant at Amherst College, a phlebotomist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and a surgical nurse assistant in Wayne, NJ.
Bobbie was married for 52 years to William ( Bill ) Worthley who predeceased her in 2007.
While in Amherst she was a member of the Republican committee, the Grace Episcopal Choir, president of the Alpine Garden Club, a member of the Amherst Woman’s Club and the first woman director of the Amherst Girls Club, where under her watch the membership increased from 8 to 80 young women.
After moving to Wayne, NJ, she was president of the Wayne Elks Lodge 2181 and president of the Past Presidents.
In 1981 she gave up her medical career for Real Estate and in 1989 was awarded the coveted President’s Award for being the Top Dollar Producer in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. She was employed by Jones Real Estate for the last 25 years.
Bobbie is survived by her sons, Brad and his wife Lee and 3 grandsons, Nick, Joe and Stephan; and Jim and his wife Donna and granddaughter, Sarah Piontkowski; and her daughter, Linn Anne Rossi and her husband Jim and grandsons Anthony and his wife Carolyn and Christopher, and 2 great grandchildren, Leo and Chase; along with several nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her sister Judith Ann Dortone.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162.
A memorial service is planned for early April 2019.