Richard "Dick" M. Robbins

  • Born: March 5, 1944
  • Died: February 11, 2019
  • Location: Newbury, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother

Richard "Dick" M. Robbins, age 74, of Newbury, Massachusetts formerly of Maynard, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019. He was the loving husband of Barbara "Tudy" J. (Hatch) Robbins.

Born in Lisbon, Maine on March 5, 1944, he was the son of the late Milton and Ernestine (Blais) Robbins. Dick was raised and educated in Lisbon, graduating from Lisbon High School class of 1962. Dick went on to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He graduated in 1964 with an Associate's Degree in Building Construction Management. Dick proudly served his country in the United Sates Coast Guard.

Dick and Tudy met in Boston while attending college. The couple married on September 3, 1966 at Saint Bridget Parish in Maynard. They settled in Maynard with their family in 1971. Dick worked as the Vice President of Construction for Lee Kennedy Company Inc. in Quincy for many years, retiring in 2011. In 2013 the family moved to their home on Plum Island. The couple spent winters in Clearwater, FL and summers on Plum Island. Dick loved to spend time on the beach and looked forward to happy hour and time spent with friends enjoying his favorite beverage, Tito's and tonic.

Family was most important to Dick. He loved to travel to the Caribbean Islands. Most recently the couple celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in Hawaii. Dick was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins. He also enjoyed puttering in his yard in Maynard and maintaining his vegetable and flower gardens.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Robbins of Newbury, MA; his children, Scott B. Robbins of Stoughton, MA; Bradford W. and wife Erin Robbins of Maynard, MA; Leslie J. and husband Joseph P. Longo of Walpole, MA; grandchildren, Branndon, Brett, Samantha, Donald, Sophia and Nathan; brother Daniel E. and wife Denise Robbins of Bluffton, South Carolina; nephews Thomas and Jeff Phelan. Dick was predeceased by his sister Connie Phelan.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Dick on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bridget Parish 1 Percival Street, Maynard. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Maynard.

The Robbins family greatly appreciated the care Dick received in his final days at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln Gifts in his memory may be made to; Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Barbara, Brad, Scott, Leslie, and the rest of the Robbins family: Sending my most sincere condolences. So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Liz Coward - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - Family Friend   February 17, 2019

Tudy and Family,
We were so very sorry to learn of Dick's passing. We knew him to be a generous and fun host, and had looked forward to spending more good times with him after we moved to Newburyport.
A great loss for his wonderful family, his many friends, and his good neighbors.
Our sincere condolences to all of you.

Posted by Jack & Jeanne Spellman - Newburyport, MA - Friend   February 16, 2019

Scott, Mrs. Robbins (Barbara) and family - My most sincere condolences for the loss of Mr. Robbins. I'm grateful for the time that I was able to spend with him when I was young. I'll always remember those good times and that he was kind towards me. I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts.

Posted by Mark Cashmon - Roanoke, TX - Family Friend   February 13, 2019

Barbara, Brad, Scott, Leslie-- Dave and I were so sadden to hear of Dick's passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.

Posted by David Richard - Monmouth, ME - Family   February 13, 2019

Leslie-sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Nothing can replace a loving father, just cherish all the great memories you have had all these years. Please extend my condolences to your mom, Scott and Brad as well.

Posted by Kara McHugh - Concord, MA   February 13, 2019


My deepest condolences to you all. I am very happy to know that he was able to pass at "home" surrounded by his loved ones. It was an honor to be a part of his care. I wish you all peace and prosperity.

Posted by Pam Norris - Largo, FL - Acquaintance   February 13, 2019


Scott - Offering our very sincere condolences to you an your family during this time of loss. We want to express our deepest sympathy and please know our thoughts are with you and your family. Losing a parent is a special kind of loss and may the memories give you peace and comfort.

- Haynes Group

Posted by Haynes Group - MA - Coworker   February 13, 2019

Scott and your family my sincere condolences on your loss. Dick was my friend for over forty years. A real gentlemen to work with.
RIP Dick.

Dick Bailey
Spring Hill, Fl

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2019

Dear Barbara and Scott,
So sad to hear of the passing of Dick. He was dear friend. We spent many a good time together.
Steve Fallon

Posted by Steve Fallon - Plymouth, MA   February 13, 2019

We have lost a very kind and gentle man. The great times at Sand Keys Beach, cocktails,dinners, conversations about our grandchildren and many laughs with the crazy Canadians. In our hearts we will not forget him. I am not lost for words we love Dick! Barbie and family please accept our sincere condolences Bob and Fran Lococo, Kim,Matt,Riley,Colten,Ryker

Posted by Bob Fran Lococo - Niagara Falls Ontario, LA - Friend   February 12, 2019

We very so sorry to hear of your loss Brad and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Posted by Matthew and Leanne Glynn - Leominster, MA - Friend   February 12, 2019

Brad and Erin, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers..

Posted by Dawn Cullen - Acton, MA - Friend   February 12, 2019

Condolences to the family! It was a pleasure to know and work with Dick. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by JET Taylor - North Port, FL - Friend   February 12, 2019

Barb and Family- Love and prayers from all your friends on Sand Key. We will miss all the great times and friendship we shared with you and Dick. He was a great man and a great friend.
Hite and Cinda

Posted by Hite and Cinda Baldwin - Clearwater, FL - Friend   February 12, 2019


Barb and your family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Paul Green and Terri Green Parrish
Wasilla, Alaska

Posted by Terri Green Parrish - Wasilla, AK - Neighbor   February 12, 2019

Barb and Family - We are so sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed the time we spent with Dick under the Tiki Hut here in Florida. Also all of our get togethers. We will miss him dearly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ann & Pierre

Posted by Ann & Pierre Lremieux - Ottawa On Canada   February 12, 2019

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