Erica Nancy Robbins
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Poughkeepsie - Erica (Nancy) Robbins, 67, of Poughkeepsie, passed away on March 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at home. Erica was born on October 1, 1947 in New York City, the daughter of Samuel R. & Greta Iverson Blaine. She received a BA in Art History while studying at Boston University and graduating from New York University. Erica went to receive her Master's in Social Work from Adelphi and became a L.M.S.W. She worked for Dutchess County B.O.C.E.S. for 24 years as a L.M.S.W. finishing at Vail Farms Elementary School and Unionvale Middle School in 2013. She was a Life Member of Hadassah. She enjoyed traveling, was a pet lover of cats and dogs, was an accomplished painter of watercolors who enjoyed Art. "As an amazing mother, mate and friend she will surely not be forgotten". Survivors include her devoted partner: Martin Noble at home; son & daughter-in-law: Matthew & Mary Robbins of Hoboken, NJ; daughter: Jessica Robbins of New York City; brother & sister-in-law: Louis & Stephanie Blaine of Maplewood, NJ and a grandson: Benjamin Nicholas. Services will be held at Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM. Rabbi Paul Golomb will officiate. Burial will follow in Vassar Temple Cemetery. Shiva will be held at the family residence. Memorial Donations may be made to: Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 405, LaGrangeville, NY 12540. Arrangements are under the direction of Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfunerhome.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Mar. 24, 2014