Dewey E. Robinson
Jr., 73, of Colonial Drive, Ipswich, died peacefully Monday February
21, 2011 surrounded by his family at the Kaplan Family Hospice
House, Danvers, following his long illness. He was the husband of
the late Priscilla A. (Little) Robinson.
Born in Ipswich
August 4, 1937, son of the late Dewey E. and Maude (Sheppard)
Robinson, he was a graduate of Ipswich Public Schools and the Essex
Agricultural and Technical Institute, going on to serve for nine
years with the National Guard, 23rd Corps Cadet.
Newburyport in September 1957, Dewey built his home on Mile Lane
where he raised a family and lived until he moved to Colonial Drive
in 1994. During these years Dewey was employed as a carpenter
Construction of Danvers, and was later self employed for several
years. Most recently, he was employed as a construction supervisor
by Royal Design Builders of Hampton, New Hampshire from which he
retired in 1989.
For many years, Dewey
bowled with the Community Bowling League and also played league
cribbage at the A. P. Gardner Post in Hamilton. He was also a member
of the Ipswich AMVETS Post #201 and the A.P. Gardner American Legion
He is survived by his
longtime companion Jody M. Bartlett of Ipswich, a son, Dewey E.
Robinson III and his wife Amy of Ipswich, a daughter, Melissa
DiMauro and her husband Michael of Woburn, five grandchildren, Dewey
Robinson IV, and Kaitlin Robinson both of Ipswich, LeAnn DiMauro,
Matthew DiMauro and Adam DiMauro all of Woburn, two brothers,
William Robinson and his wife Ann of New Hampshire and Ronald
Robinson and his wife Maude of Ipswich, two sisters, Lucille Robbins
and her husband Raymond, and Susan Aldrich all of Tilton, New
Hampshire as well as many nieces and nephews .
His funeral service
will be held Saturday, February 26, at 11 am in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Friday 4 to 7 pm.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions in his name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice
House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.