Jodie Sweetin Remembers Working with Doris Roberts on Full House: 'She Was a Grandma to an Entire Generation'

04/19/2016 AT 12:45 AM EDT

Doris Roberts once appeared as Grandma Tanner in a 1989 episode of Full House, but her former co-star Jodie Sweetin says the actress, who died at 90 on Sunday, was a maternal figure to more than just the cast.

"I was my daughter's age when we worked together, I was five, and I remember just holding her hand and saying goodbye at the end of the week," Sweetin, 34, told PEOPLE. "But I also grew up watching her and it's always sad to lose someone that has been a part of our lives in that way."

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Doris Roberts (center, seated) with the cast of Full House

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"She was a grandma on Full House and on Everybody Loves Raymond but she was a grandma to an entire generation. She did so much. She was in the industry for so long and in so much iconic TV and movies. She'll be missed for sure."

Sweetin wasn't the only one of Roberts' co-stars who remembered the actress fondly. Two of her Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars, Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton, who spent years starring alongside Roberts on the much-loved sitcom, shared their own sentiments.



"Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and ELR nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much," Heaton said in a lengthy statement posted on Twitter. "She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest."

Roberts' son Michael Cannata confirmed Monday that his mother died in her sleep of natural causes.
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