Rebecca L. Robinson


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Exeter - "My life's been full, I've savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch."
Rebecca "Becky" Severance Robinson, 85, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019. Becky was born in Bangor, the eldest child of Ralph H. and Marguerite A. (White) Severance. She was raised in and around Bangor, Brewer and Orrington.
In 1949 she and her late husband, Theodore "Ted" E. Robinson, became a couple on the dance floor in Bangor. As they danced their love blossomed, and they married in January 1954. She traveled the world with her beloved husband, who was serving in the USAF, and upon his retirement in 1970 they returned to Maine to raise their family on a farm. She was a loving and devoted mother to five children. She had six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She became an entrepreneur, knocking on every door in Exeter to sell Tupperware and Avon. She also involved herself in several organizations, often holding the office of the President: American Legion Auxiliary Post 73 Corinna, Korean War Veterans Association, Girl Scouts of America Troop Leader, Exeter Handicrafters, Red Hat Society, (Exemplar of) Beta Sigma Phi, Vigilance Over Child Abuse Laws (co-founder), and the Bangor Singles (Dance) Club.
She loved to travel, dance the night away, and keep an immaculate house. She was highly skilled with ceramics and a paintbrush, with many folks treasuring her pieces. She had a flair for scrapbooking, and received recognition of this talent from several organizations at a state level. She was the most hospitable hostess at parties held in her home for her many friends and family, and thoroughly enjoyed her outings "uptah camp."
She is survived by her children Charlene, Karen (Richard), Vickie (Lewis), and Ted; brother-in-law, Roy Hawkins; sister-in-law, Carole Severance; a dear cousin, Charlotte Hanscom; and a special friend, Kathy Lindh.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Theodore; son, Brian; great grandson, Brock; brother, Ralph "Stanley"; sister, Maureen Hawkins; and a dear friend, Deanna "De" Wetzler.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and staff members of St. Joseph Healthcare of Bangor for their compassion and dedicated service shown in the care of our mother.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
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Suz Kasprzak
Aug 16, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear.
I met Mr and Mrs Robinson while our campaigning years ago. They were such solid citizens and so friendly.
The state of Maine has lost some wonderful people!
Our prayers are for you all to find comfort and strength in these sad days.
Aug 14, 2019
Missing my cousin and good sorry for your loss
Aug 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss...your mom was a close part of our family...we will miss to you all.
Kelly Herbest
Aug 13, 2019
So very sorry for your loss...I loved your mom..she was a wonderful person...and I'll always remember " uptah camp" the last time I was there...she got upset with me coz I threw her donut sugar still laugh at that..or the tea high Becky...with the rest of your family angels..❤
Linda Bellee
Aug 13, 2019
Karen and family my heartfelt condolences to all of you. Savor the great memories.
Donni Tompkins
Aug 13, 2019
My thoughts are with you all as you find comfort in her psssing on to her hravenly rewards.
Kathy Wilcox
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss! I met Becky as a young child when she visited her sister, Maureen Hawkins, my adoptive mother by choice. I remember her smile and friendliness.
Sandra Guyer
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry to hear this news..Becky always had a smile and greeting for anyone around her..Praying for Charlene, Karen, Vickie and Ted as they travel this difficult journey.
June A Leen
Aug 13, 2019
Thank you for the short time memories I have of you .Always had a beautiful smile on your face ,one happy lady.R I P .WILLmiss you.Fly away and dance with your hubby all over heaven.
John, Fran and Cecelia
Aug 13, 2019
Aunt Becky was a very special person. Now she is with Uncle Teddy. Becky, rest and know that you will always be in our memories. Condolences and love to Charlene, Karen, Vicky and Ted.
Teresa Hughes
Aug 13, 2019
One of the most beautiful memories I have is of Becky dancing with her much loved husband Theodore. I'm sure they are dancing in heaven. ❤
Susan A lindh
Aug 12, 2019
I do not know where to start . I am beyond words because the Robinson family I love so much. This family is the only family that I have known all my life besides family members such as aunts and uncles cousins. The Robinsons are my extended family in lots of different ways. I want all to know how sorry for your loss and also my familys loss. You all mean the world to me and my mom. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. I love you so much your friend Susan
Denise (Dow) Webster
Aug 12, 2019
I loved her beautiful smile, and that she always treated me like we saw each other every day, even after not seeing each other for decades. She was one of a kind.
Brenda and Don Candage
Aug 12, 2019
We will miss your mom's smile and her dedication to the American Legion Auxiliary . I loved her very much