Nancy Ann (Libby) Robertson

April 22, 2006

Nancy Ann (Libby) Robertson

NANCY ANN (LIBBY)ROBERTSON – in Woburn, Saturday, April 22nd. Beloved wife of Robert Bertram Robertson. Devoted mother of Deborah A. Porter and her husband Raymond of Methuen, Laurie A. Dimeco and Robert A. Robertson, both of Woburn, Rebecca A. Scaro and her husband Robert of Arlington and Richard B. Robertson and his wife Cheryl of Woburn. Dear sister of Pauline Codey of Wilmington and the late Clement Libby. Loving grandmother of David, Michelle, Colleen, Lisa, Joseph, Johnny, Bryan, Robert and John, and great grandmother of Anthony. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29th, in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Nancy Ann (Libby) Robertson, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Saturday, April 22nd, “Earth Day”. The beloved wife of Robert B. Robertson, she was sixty-seven years old.

Born in Medford, Nancy was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Maxine (Alder) Libby. She was raised and educated in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. Shortly after high school, Nancy married her husband Robert, to whom she was devoted for fifty years.

In the early 1960’s, they relocated to Highland Street in South Woburn, where they made their home for over forty years.

Dedicated to raising their five children, Nancy was an integral part of their lives and their daily activities. Often times, she would pack up the kids for an all day adventure at the beach. She loved the ocean and found it particularly fascinating during a storm or blizzard. She never missed a birthday celebration for any of her children, and her home was always open to them. In later years, her grandchildren also came to enjoy the natural landscape that was her yard.

Nancy was a nature lover and spent countless hours gardening. She converted her yard into a horticultural oasis enjoyed by many who still recall her compassion for all living things, from stray or injured ducks to birds, skunks, and raccoons.

She also enjoyed crocheting, crafts and painting. In painting she gave freedom to her spirit, painting on a variety of different surfaces and employing a range of colors and images including the seagull, one of her favorite subjects. In addition, she participated in Bingo games at the South End Italian Club, to which she would often walk on a weekly basis.

Nancy exhibited selflessness throughout her life, never thinking of her own needs. She was truly a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and role model. As evidenced by her devotion to her gardens and her deep appreciation for nature, she was truly connected to Mother Earth. Through her cremation, she has become part of the natural world she so loved.

In addition to her husband, Robert Bertram Robertson, she is survived by her children, Deborah A. (Robertson) Porter and her husband Raymond of Methuen, Laurie A. (Robertson) Dimeco and Robert A. Robertson, both of Woburn, Rebecca A. (Robertson) Scaro and her husband Robert of Arlington and Richard B. Robertson and his wife Cheryl of Woburn. She is also survived by her sister Pauline (Libby) Codey of Wilmington, her grandchildren, David, Michelle, Colleen, Lisa, Joseph, Johnny, Bryan, Robert and John and her great-grandchild, Anthony.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29th, at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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