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John W. 'Jack' Robinson

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“To Margaret, Scott and Jack's family -We are so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. Jack was a beloved member of the Waltham River Street Dunkin...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Gary Marchese - WALTHAM, MA

“The whole Dennis family is so sorry for your loss. We all have lots of great memories from years ago. We hope your happy memories help to ease your...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Terri Dennis Stafford - Watertown, MA

“My most sincere condolences .Thank you for sharing the service on line. It was lovely. Gail Horan ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Gail Horan - Neighbor

“Jack and I send our prayers and deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad.We go back many years and have many wonderful memories together which we...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jack and Pat York - Maashpee, MA

“Our deepest sympathy and loving prayers in this time of loss and sorrow. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Richard & Beverly Jones - TX

“So Sorry for all of you, Mr Robinson "Jack" was a great man and Dad, He will be greatly missed. I cant imagine growing up on Wilmot St. without you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dominic Baccari - Woburn, MA

“To the family especially Barbara,Wishing you peace to soothe you, grace to hold you and love to comfort you.May happy memories bring you comfort at...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Marilyn Robinson - Waltham, MA

“Jack i will miss seeing you at dunkins you where so funny made everyone laugh my you rip my friend ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: maureen turmel - Waltham, MA

“I am soo sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Gullotti Jackson - MA

Sudbury - Jack Robinson's passions in life included cars, including his own 1955 Ford Fairlane that he would take to various car shows including his annual trip to the Tie Rod Show in Bolton. He could also find any and all if his favorite things in life in New Hampshire. He and his family maintained a home in New Hampton where he would frequent his favorite restaurants and spend as much time possible in its lakes region.

He also adored his family and the many four legged dogs that graced his life and homes, especially Bruno.

Jack died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at home after an illness. He was 84.

John William Robinson was born May 2, 1936 in Waltham, a son of the late John and Violet (Rosborough) Robinson. Raised in Watertown on Phillips Street he graduated with the class of 1956 from Watertown High School. He then served two years in the Army National Guard Reserves. He was married to the late Diane (Arnone) Robinson until her death on January 18, 1996. A proud resident of Watertown, he later married Margaret A. Sullivan on November 19, 2005 and they made Sudbury their home.

Entrepreneurial by nature and with his best friend, John Matthews, established J & J Fabricators, a precision sheet metal company, in Waltham. They maintained a solid partnership and friendship throughout their years in business before Jack retired in 2008.

Jack was predeceased by his first wife, Diane (Arnone) Robinson, his son, John B. Robinson, and brother-in-law Donald Micklay.

He leaves his wife of 15 years, Margaret A. (Sullivan) Robinson; his children, Scott D. Robinson (Mary) of Hudson and Lori Fone (Michael) of Riverview, Florida; his step-children, Ian Bray (Deb) of Pembroke, New Hampshire and Hayley Sachs (Adam) of Sudbury; loving 'Papa' to Kaitlin Wallace (Michael), Lyndsay, John, Nicholas and Diane Robinson, Owen and Addison Bray, Maeve, Emma and Harper Sachs; his great-grandchildren, Jack and Michael Wallace; his sister, Barbara Micklay of Waltham and his only niece, Linda Micklay.

Out of an abundance of love and caution for family and friends, services for Jack will be private.

His family invites you to participate in his services on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. via this link:

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Save A Dog, Inc. | 604 Boston Post Road | Sudbury, MA 01776 or

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.