Concord - Donald Joseph Robb, 68, and his beloved wife, Brenda Mary (Kennedy) Robb, 62, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in a car accident.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Brenda was the daughter of the late Kevin and Joan (Hendry) Kennedy.
Born in Pittsfield, Donald was the son of the late Michael and Madeline (Shallow) Robb.
Longtime residents of Concord, Don and Brenda will be remembered as selfless, caring people who were devoted to each other, their family and to those less fortunate. Together, Don and Brenda made life an adventure. They had one passion that surpassed all others which illuminated their lives with infinite love and joy, their granddaughters, Pearl and Ella Scaggs. Whether snuggling in bed or serving cookies at the City Auditorium, Ella and Pearl were the light of their lives. Loving husband and wife, father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, brother and sister, uncle and aunt, and friend, they will be deeply missed by all who knew them.
Donald was employed as a sergeant at the State Prison from 1974 to 1999 prior to retirement. A humble man, Don never boasted that he was the best pitcher in the Concord Men's Softball League, even at the age of 68. In his spare time, Don enjoyed playing golf and relished in the camaraderie of his many friends. A kind soul, Don truly embodied love, kindness and honor, as he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Brenda was employed as a reading specialist at Rundlett Middle School for many years and touched the lives of many young students. She was also employed by the Philbrick School at the State Hospital from 1973 to 1984. Following retirement, she developed a passion for crafts of all kinds. She also worked part time at Michael's to fuel her passion.
A caring and giving individual, she spent her spare time volunteering at CareNet and the Women's Crisis Hotline and Shelter as well as various homeless shelters around Concord.
Donald and Brenda are survived by their two children, Michael Robb and his wife, Melissa, of Concord and daughter Erin Scaggs, her husband, Jason, and their children, Ella Joan and Pearl Brenn Scaggs of Chesterfield. These two wonderful people are also survived by Brenda's siblings, Brian and Kathy Kennedy, Susan Kennedy, Maureen Fuller, Kevin Kennedy, Kathryn Robito, Michael and Kathy (Bruns) Kennedy, Claire and Tom Touseau. Brenda was predeceased by her brother, John Kennedy.
Donny is survived by his sibilings, Theresa and Larry Lavoie, Patsy and George Cook, Janet and Edward Young, Dale Robb and Francis Robb, and he was predeceased by his brother, Edward Robb. They are also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Mom and Dad were supporters of many charities, including Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters, the SPCA, youth sports, rape and domestic violence shelters, but mostly they were interested in giving back to their community, so please donate to any charity that is important to you.
services: A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at noon at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Louden Road, Concord.
There will be calling hours starting at 11 a.m. at the church and a reception to follow at Shaker Road School 131 Shaker Road, Concord.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Donald and Brenda's memory to the