- Linda Jean Robinson, 64, died awaiting heart surgery in Brigham's & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, with her daughter Lori Robinson at her side.
Linda was born on January 2, 1952, in Dexter to Francine Bridges Berry (then Cuddy) and William Cuddy, Jr. Linda grew up in West Forks Maine with her Mother Francine, adoptive father Guy "Clifton" Berry and six siblings and attended Bingham Schools.
Linda married the love of her life James Paul Robinson on June 29, 1968, in the West Forks before moving to Dexter and spending the next 49 years lovingly raising children, grandchildren, and foster children. Linda worked many years at the Dexter Shoe & Hathaway Shirt Factories saving her money so that she could pay for her two children to attend college before working as a teller at Bangor Savings Bank and finally moving to her special work as a full time therapeutic foster grandparent, to children all of whom knew her as "Mammy," just like her other grandchildren did.
Linda loved Christmas and shopping and would always spend her spare money on making sure her family received oodles of gifts for the holidays never expecting anything in return. Linda also loved crocheting and quilting and made sure each of her children and grandchildren had a quilt or throw made lovingly for them by her. Linda also loved travel and enjoyed going on cruises with her husband and trips to Florida or their camps at Abol and North East Carry on Moosehead. She especially enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas she went on after recovering from a heart surgery, with her best friend, Cheryl Wallace where they played slots and went on a zip line across the old gambling strip.
Linda will forever be remembered as the most loving, kind, caring and friendly Mother, Grandmother "Mammy", Great Grandmother, Daughter, Sister and friend and sorely missed by those who knew her. She surely rests with Angels and is survived by her husband of over 49 years, James "Paul" Robinson of Dexter; mother, Francine Berry and her longtime partner; Felix Quirion of Madison; her brother, Gordon Berry and wife, Carol Berry of West Forks; her sister, Darlene of Millinocket; step-brother, Reno Vailancourt of North Anson; her brother, William Cuddy Jr. and wife, Cheryl Cuddy of Portland; her daughter, Lori Robinson and boyfriend, Edward Bligh, of Dexter; her son, Garnett Robinson and wife, Sally of Dixmont; her grandchildren, Paul Ryerson and fiancée, Cassandra Crocker of Saint Albans, Scott Robinson of Dexter, Holly Hegarty and boyfriend, Josh Bragan of Bangor, Hannah Hegarty of Hermon, Sylvia Seamans of Maryland; great-granddaughter, Ahmya Ryerson of Saint Albans, and very special friends, Cheryl Wallace of Newport "I love you more!" and Susan Woodard of St. John, New Brunswick.
Linda was predeceased by her brothers, Michael Berry, Ronald Berry and Jeff Berry, all of the West Forks; fathers Guy "Clifton" Berry of the West Forks and William Cuddy, Jr. of Dexter.
A Celebration of Linda's Life will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to remember Linda in a special way may send a donation in her memory to UCP "United Cerebral Palsy" of Maine, 700 Mount Hope Ave., Ste 320, Bangor, ME 04401.
Published on  November 18, 2017