Mary V. (Larkin) Robinson

  • Born: May 3, 1933
  • Died: November 14, 2020
  • Location: Sandwich, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

mail@joycefuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mrs. Mary V. (Larkin) Robinson, of Sandwich and formerly of Newton, died peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in her daughter's home in Waltham following a period of declining health. She was 87 years old.

Mary was born in Boston on May 3, 1933, the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Langan) Larkin. She was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of Our Lady of the Presentation Academy in Brighton. After that she earned her bachelor's degree from Boston State Teacher's College on Huntington Avenue.

Until her retirement she was the longtime first grade teacher at Saint Raphael's School in West Medford.

On June 29, 1957 she married Allston native Francis J. Robinson in Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Brighton. They lived in Brighton before moving to Newton in 1976 and following their retirement made Sandwich their home.

Mary was a devoted member of Corpus Christi Church in Sandwich where she was a Eucharistic minister and longtime member of the choir.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Robinson and is survived by her children, Francis J. Robinson Jr. (Peggy) of Manchester, New Hampshire, Julie M. MacDonald (Aric) of Waltham and Dianne Robinson of Marshfield; her grandchildren, Lindsay Evans, Shane and Corinne Robinson, Amanda and Dylan MacDonald and Nicholas and Nathan Carr; her brothers, Francis Larkin of Acton, Thomas Larkin of Falmouth and William Larkin of Marblehead and many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was also the sister of the late Madeleine Loan.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mary's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, November 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning in Corpus Christi Church, 324 Quaker Meeting House Road, Sandwich. Burial will follow in Sandwich Town Cemetery.

Memorials donations may be made to The Charlotte Fund for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research, c/o Dr. Susan Chi, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I will always remember her wonderful sense of humor. Dearly missed.
RIP Ms Mary. Deanna

Posted by Deanna Casali - Acquaintance   November 25, 2020

I loved growing up next door to Mary, she was a true delight! She watched out for us and made us laugh with her stories and more! My sympathy to Robbie, Julie and Dianne and your families. I know my Mom and Dad are welcoming her to heaven and catching up on her stories.

Posted by Kathy Prince Arabia - North Adams, MA - Neighbor   November 24, 2020

Mary, a loving wife and mother and a wonderful ,true friend .
Mary and I taught at St Rays and Mary brought such joy to the kids she taught and lots of laughs in the teachers room .

One of my fondest memories (and there are many )was the 1st grade Christmas pageant and this ,believe me was no ordinary pageant ,every kid had a part , Mary played the piano , did the songs , wrote the script ,and the best part were the costumes , Mary would go into the closet and take out an old curtain or tablecloth and that would be the wise men costumes , she was terrific and I will miss her .
My deepest sympathy to all who loved her.
Ellen Porter

Posted by Ellen Porter - Melrose, MA - Friend   November 20, 2020

Mary was a wonderful parishioner for whom I was privileged to be pastor at Corpus Christi. She was always active and helpful. She was also a great pilgrim on several of the pilgrimages on which we travelled. Sorry that I will not be able to be at the funeral, but I will celebrate a Mass for Mary as soon as I can. I will keep your family in my prayers as you deal with the grief of the loss of such an important part of your lives. May your togetherness support you and your faith console you.
Fr. Marcel Bouchard

Posted by Fr. Marcel Bouchard - Brewster, MA - Friend   November 19, 2020

Dianne, Nick and Nate, I am so sorry to hear about your mum's/grandmother's passing. With all her good deeds done for the Catholic Church, she is probably up in heaven looking down on all of you and having a great time with her husband and my parents. She was a lovely women. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Posted by Mary Carr - Exeter, NH - Family   November 18, 2020

I'm very sorry to see that Mary has passed. She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA - Acquaintance   November 18, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family of my dear friend Mary. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I miss our weekly get togethers with friends, lunch and movies. Love and miss you, Mary.

Posted by Betty Thiesing - Sandwich, MA - Friend   November 18, 2020


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Life Stories

Our deepest sympathy to the Larkin and Robinson families.
Thank you for sharing Mary with our family for over 50 years. She was a dear friend to our mother Eileen Hession/ McManus and attended many of our family’s life events.
We will miss her beautiful voice and her wild and wonderful sense of humor!
Sincerely, The Hession Family
Maylee, Paul and Susan, Kitchie and Gene and Pete and Kris