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Dorothy L. (Connolly) Robbins
  • American Heart Assoc.
    300 5th Ave
    Waltham, MA 02451

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“The family has lost and will deeply miss a woman of warmth and humor. Such a nice person ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ralph Willey

“No one loves you like your mother. I was truly a lucky person to have you as my mother. You made me laugh when I was sad, you helped me to be...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Warrington - North reading, MA

“Dolly was a beautiful person and the best neighbor anyone could ask for. We will miss her. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ed and Brenda Mahan - Melrose, MA

“Dolly will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Dolly and my Mother were very close friends and our families were close as well. Memories of...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: John and Carol Martin - Nanuet, NY

“We are so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I'll always remember her laugh and cheerful outlook - and excellent ham! Your Mother and Father...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Ann Chiulli - New York, NY

“I will miss you every day. You were the best mother, even when we didn't always agree. I know you will continue to watch over us. Love youuDY98 ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Diana Artick - Framingham., MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Dorothy L. (Connolly) Robbins, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 19, 2018 at the age of 93. Dorothy was born & raised in Charlestown and attended Charlestown schools. She resided in Charlestown until 1950, Somerville for 25 years and the past 43 years in Melrose. Dorothy enjoyed family vacations at their camp in Rochester, NH, traveling to Hawaii, Bermuda, Montreal, New York and going on cruises. She was a homemaker, loved reading, playing cards and her family was the most important part of her life. She was the beloved wife of George A. Robbins for 70 years. Loving mother of Diana Artick & her husband Stephen of Framingham, Susan Ercolini & her husband Paul of Westford, Karen Warrington & her husband Gary of N. Reading, Thomas Robbins & his wife Nancy of Burlington and David Robbins & his wife Patricia of Londonderry. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Corey, Greg, Adam, Jamie, Sarah, Lora and Lindsay. Great grandmother of Bryce, Blake and Lucia. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.