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 (reverserett.org
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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2021.