ROCKLAND — Arlene Robinson, 72, died Oct. 23, 2022, at Maine Medical Center, from complications of COVID-19, where she was surrounded by her family.

Born in Rockland, Maine, on Oct. 21, 1950, she was the daughter of William “Bill” and Shirley Woodman. Raised on Beechwood Street in Thomaston and educated locally, Arlene was proud to be a graduate of George’s Valley High School.

In 1969, Arlene married her high school sweetheart, Dewey “Punky” Curtis. They spent over 20 years together, raising their three children.

On May 10, 2003, after 12 years of courting, Arlene married her soul mate, Basil Robinson, and was blessed with two bonus kids, Felicia and Basil.

Arlene’s greatest love in life was her family.  Spending time with her children and grandchildren was one of her favorite pastimes. She always had a homemade dish ready and was well known for her baking. Arlene made holidays at the Robinsons’ very special by decorating every inch of her home and finding the most thoughtful gifts for all.

Predeceased by her parents, Arlene is survived by her husband, Basil Robinson of Rockland; her former husband, Punky Curtis, and his wife Joan, of Rockland; her son, the light of her life, Corey Curtis, and his partner, Christy Dines, of Rockland; her daughters, Sharmon Curtis, of Florida, Tara Grover and her husband, Charles, of Cushing; stepchildren, Felicia Robinson of Warren, Basil Robinson III and his wife, Cheryl, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Douglas Woodman and his wife, Fonda, of Warren, a sister, Nancy Engfeld and her husband, Mark, of Rockland; eight grandchildren, Mallory Arsenault and her husband, Mike, Mckyla, and Tanner Follett, Kennadi, Kalyn and Kalli Grover, Hanley and Casen Curtis, and two great-grandchildren Miles and Mae Arsenault; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Especially close were her nephew, Alan Norwood of Tenants Harbor, and niece, Misty Gardner, of Rockland, and special friend Carol Small of Thomaston and lifelong friend, Sandy Pushaw, of Washington, who served as her matron of honor.