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CENTREVILLE, MD Robin Downes Pilli, 55, died at her home on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Robin Downes Pilli was born on January 6, 1958, in York, to Ruth Naomi Boyd and the late Lester Aaron Downes, Jr. She graduated from Queen Anne's County High School in 1975 and received her Bachelor of Science from Salisbury State University in 1979. Mrs. Pilli worked for USA telecommunications/Cell One for seven years and then entered the Mortgage Banking Industry. She worked for Homebuyers Mortgage/Washington Homes, K Hovanian, and most recently, First Home Mortgage Corp. as a mortgage loan officer. In August 1999 she married Guy Pilli and they made their home in Centreville on Blue Heron Pond Farm. She was named 2010 Associate of the Year for the Bay Area Association of Realtors. She retired from FHMC in May 2010 due to her declining health and her diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the blood. Robin was an active member of her church, Centreville United Methodist Church, serving as a Lay Leader and as the Chairperson of the "Volunteer in Missions" team for many years. She was a Board Member of the Queen Anne's County Mental Health Committee and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. In addition to her husband, Guy Pilli of Centreville, Md., she leaves behind her mother, Ruth Boyd of York; four sisters, Joan Shirey, Carol Downes, and Licia Lehman, all of York, and Bonnie Francis of Centreville; a brother, Lester A. Downes, III of Centreville; a stepdaughter, Megan Rose Pilli of Brussells, Belgium; several nieces and nephews, Jim and Lori Shirey, Julie and Christian Thompson, Jody and Greg Friesland, and Alex Lehman, all of York, and Jesse and Amy Freeman and Jennifer and Mike Klakring, both of Centreville, Md.; nine grand-nieces, Sara and Kaylee Klakring, Hailey and Taylor Citrone of Centreville, Cortney and Brittney Shirey, Victoria Thompson, Maddie and Ava Slenker of York; and four godchildren, Caroline and Lily Phipps, and Savannah Scott and Jennifer Klakring. Funeral services will be held at Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville, Md., on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. where friends and family may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Chesterfield Cemetery. Donations may be made in her honor to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) to help find a cure for this cancer., 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851; or to Centreville United Methodist Church, 608 Church Hill Road, Centreville, MD 21617. Arrangements are by the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville, Md. Online condolences may be made to
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 10, 2013
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