SOUTH BERWICK, Maine - Loretta A. Robinson, 76, of 17 Buttonwood Road, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Kindred Home of Dover, after a courageous yearlong battle with lung cancer.
She was born July 4, 1936, in Lyman, Maine the daughter of the late William E. and Eva (Valance) Bolduc. She has lived in South Berwick, Maine, for the past year, previously living in Rollinsford. Originally, living on Spruce Lane while her children were attending Dover schools, Mrs. Robinson was a homemaker and had worked as a clerk at Ames and an LPN for many years. She was a cheerleading instructor for the Green Wave team during the 1970s. Her home was always open to all the neighborhood kids and their parents. Loretta's kitchen was a welcoming place any time for a quick cup of coffee and pleasant conversation for many retired firefighters
, school teachers
, nurses, laborers, those of all walks of life and all those that considered her a second mom. Those who spent many hours of their youth at the Robinsons still came back to visit long into adulthood to say "thank you for being there." She loved to cook, going out to eat, going to horse shows with her dear husband Ed "Jim," checking out antique and thrift shops but especially enjoyed pursuing her Native American heritage going to powwows with her family and friends.
The widow of Edmund Robinson who died in 2011, she is survived by sons, James and wife Catherine Robinson, South Berwick, Maine; Edmund Jr. and wife Natasha Robinson, Calif.; Bruce and wife Kathy Robinson, Rochester, Dale Robinson and companion, Donna Hunter, Lebanon, Maine; Alan and wife Linda Gero, Waterville, Maine; daughter, Sandra Putney and companion, Glenn Alan, Somersworth; brothers, Eddie Bolduc and wife Donna and William Bolduc, all of Florida; sisters, Wilma Burns and husband William, Dover; Lorraine Hutchins, Idaho; Linda Bolduc, Dover; grandchildren Rick Waldron and fiance Rose Fortuna of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Jason and Tesha Connors Robinson of Dover; Stephanie and Jared Taylor of Kileen, Texas.; Emily Robinson and companion Brad Lessard of Biddeford, Maine; Jessica and Josh West of Texas; Jessie and Charlie Fifield of Maine; Eric Taylor of N.H.; Beau Taylor of Vermont; and Sonya Connell of Ala.; Amanda and Ean Milan of Va.; Melinda Robinson of Va.; Dakota Silva of Dover; Christy Davis of Dover; many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, John Robinson and daughter, Sheila, and husband, Carmen Broz.
At her request there will no services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and for your convenience you may go to any Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry to make your donation or contact Peter Newell to donate new unwrapped toys for the Native American Toy Fund at 603-630-4757.
Arrangements are under the direction of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester N.H.
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