ROBINSON Amherst, MA, Violet Louise (Gavin) Robinson, of Regent Street, Roxbury, MA, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Violet was born in Manchester Jamaica WI, on March 26th 1927 to William and Calvie Gavin. Moving first to London, England in the 1950's and then to Boston in 1974. Violet's husband, Wilton Wilcutt Robinson died in January, 1999. In addition to raising six children, Violet worked in nursing, first in the UK, and then at Boston City Hospital; later she worked at the Long Island Shelter until her retirement at age 78. Violet's compassionate and tireless work at the shelter, earned her special commendations from former Mayors Ray Flynn and Thomas Menino. Violet was a devout Catholic, her travels to see the Pope brought her great joy. Violet is survived by her six children: Glenroy Robinson of Toronto, Canada; Sandra Ramswell of Beckshill-on-Sea, England; Orinthia Ashley of Brooklyn, NY; Jasmine Robinson of Amherst, MA; Audley Robinson of Amherst, MA; and Helen Robinson of London, England. Violet is survived by four of her siblings: Margaret Nelson of New York; Dulcie Saunders of London, UK; Guionne Lozanne of North Carolina; and Daisy Ferris of Dallas, Texas. Violet's large family includes sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, and countless others who called her Mum. A Service will be held at The Newman Center on Friday, August 19th at 10:30 A.M. with a graveside burial at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park, Boston at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 20th, followed by a celebration of her life at Saint Patrick's Church in Roxbury, Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com
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Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 17, 2016