Donna F. Robinson

May 13, 2014
Donna F. Robinson

Thomaston — Donna F. Robinson, 74, died peacefully following a period of declining health, Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born April 26, 1940, on Whitehead Island, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of Oscar and Maude Cossaboom Frankland.

As a young girl Donna moved to Eastport with her family where she was a 1958 graduate of Shead High School. Following high school Donna worked for several years at A & P Market.

In the early 1960s Donna met William L. "Bill" Robinson in Eastport where he was on a stop over with the U.S. Navy. The two were married March 14, 1963. Together they followed Bill’s military career, moving to several different posts, including one in Alaska. Over the years their family grew, and Donna dedicated herself as a full-time mother. She was a family-oriented person and spent most of her free time caring for her children.

Moving to Thomaston in 1976 following her husband’s retirement, Donna continued to make her four children her number one priority.

Donna loved to be active and enjoyed going to bingo several times a week. She also took great pleasure in weekly card games with her neighborhood friends. Another favorite pastime was dancing at Echo Hill with her husband.

Predeceased by her parents, her husband, two brothers Harold and Boyd Frankland, and two sisters, Marie Emery, and Ramona Moholland; Donna is survived by her children, Wanda Robinson and her companion Dave Hamner, of Norridgewock, Shelly Robinson of Brookline, Mass., Michael Robinson of Thomaston, Stacy Robinson and her companion John Bartley of Augusta; her brother Buddy Frankland and his wife Edna, of Holden; and four grandchildren Nathan Rogers, Hannah, Andrew and Sarah Robinson.

Donna’s family will remember her life privately; interment will be beside her husband at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or condolence with Donna’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Shirley Tabbutt | May 15, 2014 14:41

I will fondly remember Donna and Bill forever.

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