Jean "Nanny" Robbins

Jean "Nanny" Robbins

AGE: 76 • New Castle

Jean "Nanny" Robbins, 76, of New Castle, DE., passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Nanny was the matriarch of her family.

She enjoyed cooking for family gatherings during the holidays. Nanny had a sweet tooth and loved Snickers candy bars. She enjoyed going out to breakfast, reading, going to the movies, listening to country music, but most importantly, spending time with her family. Nanny's grandchildren will always have fond memories of days spent at Battery Park and the beach. Through her family, her legacy will live on. Nanny will be dearly missed by her son, Danny E. Robbins (Donna); 4 daughters: Terri M. Haslam (Doug), Cammy J. DeHoyos (Bill), Margaret M. Sprikle (Glenn), and Alison F. Robbins; brother, Buddy Ward; sister, Mary W. Coburn (Wayne); nieces, Sharon Noll (Chuck) and Cindy DePrisco (John); best friends, Sandy Lopez and Jenny Barlow; 11 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Taylor and Edith Ward and 2 grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Nanny's life at 3:00 PM. Burial will be private. For directions or to express an online condolence, visit

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Funeral Home

Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
(302) 731-5459

Published in The News Journal on Mar. 15, 2014