Robin Courtney
1964 - 2021
Robin Noreen Courtney

Worcester - Robin Noreen Courtney, age 56, of Worcester MA, died peacefully Sunday, April 11, 2021 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Robin is survived by her husband of 27 years, Lance Johannesen, and her loving daughter Aoife Johannesen, of Worcester.

Robin is daughter of Joyce Maureen Courtney and the late Dermott Brendan Courtney (deceased 1997), both of Worcester. She also leaves her two brothers: Patrick Courtney, his wife Leslie Courtney, their daughters Lillian and Ginger and Sean Courtney of Worcester, his wife Cecilia, and sons Finnbar and Devlin.

Born in Brighton, she was raised in Worcester, attending St. Peter-Marian, South High School, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was the consummate professional waitress and eventually became the creative designer and owner of the Perfect Package Flower Shop in Worcester and co-owner of Clementine Floral Studio, in Chatham.

Robin's greatest attribute was providing personal space for people to be themselves and that individuality, creativity, and being different is not only acceptable, but preferred. resisted commonly accepted norms and maintained her considerable supply of wit, sarcasm, and skepticism. Following a devastating cancer diagnosis, Robin began her final act, performing a refreshing and irreverent brand of standup comedy at a variety of venues, including headlining a comedy show. She was always the life of the party, especially when visiting with the "Irish folk." She had no shortage of friends, as was evident in every audience at her performances, and was always the funniest and most vivacious person in the room. The joy she brought to every life she touched will not be forgotten.

A private memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, April 17th at St Peter's Church in Worcester. Family and friends are invited to an Outdoor Memorial Gathering 12:30pm on April 17th at the home of Pat & Leslie Courtney, 118 Vernon St. Worcester.

In remembrance, flowers may be sent to 30 Irving St. Worcester MA or donations may be sent to Rett Syndrome Research 67 Under Cliff Road Trumbull, CT 06611 USA/ Donate | Make Rett History | RSRT (

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2021.
Memorial Gathering
Outdoor Gathering at the home of Pat & Leslie Courtney
118 Vernon St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Memorial service
St Peter's Church
, Worcester, Massachusetts
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An Angel has left to continue helping others in there journey's. You will be missed my friend. My deepest condolences.
Sandra Rosario
May 3, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss, she visited our place in Portmagee a few years ago. She was a beautiful person. I'm Jack Coomlea's daughter. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Mary O Donoghue
April 26, 2021
Such sad news. So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.
Elaine Robitaille
April 21, 2021
Aoife and Lance My condolences to you both in your time of sorrow and loss. Rip Robin God Bless.
Brian McNamara
April 20, 2021
Joyce, Lance, Aoife & Family, I am so sorry to hear, my thoughts and prayers are with you all throughout this difficult time. A friend and neighbor will be missed. Kathi
April 17, 2021
With my deepest sympathy to her family (daughter) Robin was a beautiful soul Rest In Peace
Cindy Hansen
April 17, 2021
To Aoife (and family), We are so very sorry about your loss of your mom, Robin. She was a special lady... she left a happy imprint on our hearts. :) Love, Ann and Jim aka Mr and Mrs L xo
Ann and Jim Lauring
April 17, 2021
I want to give my condolences to robins daughter, husband, family and friends. She will be missed rest in heaven Robin.
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Sincere sympathy Joyce Aoife Lance Patrick and Sean on the sad passing of your lovely Robin . A lovely person loved so much and taken too soon from you all. We have such fond memories of Robin´s trip to Kerry in 2019 and Robin will live forever in our hearts. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal". Ní bheidh a leihid ann arís. Le grá Nonie Brendan Eoin Diarmaid Ciaran and Sean Coomleigh
April 16, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. No more suffering. She was something else for sure. What a hoot May she Rest In Peace.
Dennis Fleming
April 16, 2021
Lance & Aoife So sorry to hear about Robin's passing. Our thoughts & prayer are with you all.
The Bowe Family
April 16, 2021
Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter, mother, wife and sister. Joyce I think maybe God needed an interior designer and floral expert as well as an amazing cook. Robin was fun to be around and to talk with, and Joyce take care I know how much you will miss her. Much Love, Paula Young
Paula Young
April 15, 2021
Tom Daly
April 15, 2021
Lance and Aoife, our hearts are broken. Robin was a beautiful and very special woman. We are so very sorry for you and the family. May her memory be eternal.
Melissa and Todd
April 14, 2021
Aoife, Lance, and extended family, I was very saddened to hear of the loss of one of the most thoughtful childhood neighbors I had. She was always there to help both my family or I. She will be missed. You are all in my thoughts throughout this difficult time. -Katie
Katie McNamara
April 14, 2021