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Obituary: Sybil J. Robinson, 90

Jun 14, 2017 10:11AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Sybil J. Robinson

DRACUT, MA- Sybil J. Robinson, 90, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 11th , 2017. She was the wife of the late Eugene "Gene" Robinson, with whom she shared 48 loving years of marriage until his passing.

Born in Portland, Maine on April 28, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Arthur N. and Florence (Marston) Blanchard. Sybil was a proud graduate of Greeley Institute and then went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree from Farmington College. She taught Home Economics in Blue Hill, Maine for several years, and later at Dracut High School. The majority of her life was devoted to raising and caring for her family.

In her spare time, Sybil enjoyed gardening, sewing, ballroom and country dancing, and completing crossword puzzles. She was highly involved with Grace Chapel in Lexington where she often attended Bible Study, and then later with Christ Church United in Dracut. 

Sybil will always be remembered by all those that knew her for her thoughtful spirit and loving nature. She was affectionately referred to as "Mom" or "Nana" by many more than just her children and grandchildren.

She is survived and will be deeply missed by her four children, Joni Roberge of Dracut, Cynthia DiFranco and her husband Robert of Wilmington, Laurie Robinson of Springfield, and Jeffrey Robinson and his wife Anne of Aiken, SC; two sisters, Beverly Gagnon of Salem, NH, and Joan McDougall of Scarborough, ME; 11 grandchildren, Mary Lacaillade (Pelham NH), Aimee and Cassie Roberge (Dracut MA), Niki Fisher (Tewksbury MA), Joshua DiFranco, Brienne Peetz (Redding CA), Jessica, Grant, Audrey, Michael, and Emily Robinson (Aiken, SC); and 3 great-grandchildren, Adam and Sara Lacaillade and Olivia Peetz; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

In addition to her beloved husband, Gene, Sybil was predeceased by her son in law, David T. Roberge, and her sister, Norma Pulkinen. 

ARRANGEMENTS: Sybil’s funeral service will be held on THURSDAY, June 15th at 10 a.m. in Christ Church United, Dracut. Those who wish to attend may meet directly at the church. Burial will take place immediately following the funeral service in Blanchard Cemetery, Falmouth, Maine. To leave an online condolence, story, or message, please find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home."
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