ST. GEORGE — Joseph H. Robinson, 87, died following a long illness Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
Born in Rockland on July 17, 1925, he was the son of Charles and Myrtle Davis Robinson. Educated locally, Joseph attended Rockland High School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
Serving overseas, he saw action in both the European and Pacific theaters, as well as being present at Normandy and the Japanese surrender.
Following his discharge in 1946, Joe returned to Rockland where he met the love of his life Doris Terrio. The two were married on Oct. 28, 1950, in Rockland.
For most of his life, Joe worked as a machinist. He held employment with Snows Ship Yard, Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut, and eventually retired from Gabriel Electronic in 1988.
Joe loved the outdoors and took great pleasure in hunting, fishing and camping.
Predeceased by a grandson, Joseph; his siblings, Condon, Wilbert, Charles, George, Malcom and Celia; he is survived by his wife with whom he would have celebrated 63 years of marriage next month, Doris Robinson of St. George; his daughter, Sandra Mowatt and her husband, Donald Sr., of Standish; his grandsons, Christopher and his wife, Peggy, of Saco; Donald Jr. and his wife, Patti, of Berwick; his great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Connor, Owen, Eleanor; his siblings, Gwendolyn, Ralph and Edgar; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. The Rev. Richard Malo will officiate.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
To share a memory or condolence with Joseph’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.