Barbara M. (Longhi) Robinson, age 89

of Abington

Barbara M. (Longhi) Robinson, age 89

Barbara M. (Longhi) Robinson, age 89, of Abington, formerly of Braintree and Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was born in Quincy, to the late Nicholas M. and Josephine T. (DiCesare) Longhi. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1950.

She lived in Abington for the past sixteen years, previously in Braintree for forty years, and earlier in Quincy.

Barbara was employed as a branch administrator for MetLife for forty years and had been retired for many years.

Barbara enjoyed shopping with friends. Most of all, she was devoted to her family, especially her daughters and grandsons. She loved attending their many games and activities, and encouraging them in their endeavors.

Beloved wife of the late Richard L. “Homer” Robinson.

Devoted mother of Wanda M. Higgins and her husband Wayne of Leland, N.C., Melissa M. Sousa and her husband Peter of Whitman.

Loving grandmother of Nicholas J. Higgins and his wife Julie of Warwick, R.I., Luke R. Higgins and his wife Sarah of Seattle, Wash., Adam M. Sousa, and Mitchell R. Sousa, both of Whitman.

Cherished great grandmother of Finnegan J. and Eleanor M. Higgins.

Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, January 27, from 9 – 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Friday, January 27, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • Very sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful woman who will be missed. What a beautiful picture of Barbara….

  • Mrs. Robinson was eternally poised and such a lady. I was on my best behavior when I knew she was there. She and Mr. Robinson ALWAYS made me feel welcome- no matter how long between visits. I loved to listen to stories about the girls and watch Mrs Robinson with her boys and her great grandchildren. The best legacy she could possible leave is a family of very obviously loved, kind, GOOD people. She set a lovely example and I will always wear a smile when I think of her. Homer’s been waiting a while now- I’m so glad they’re back together. xo

  • Barb, you will always be special to us and our family. So many wonderful memories. Rest in Peace. Love you always.
    Our hearts go out to the family. She loved you all so much and was very proud of you. She is at peace now. Love Russ and Judy

  • My Godmother, a beautiful soul inside and out! I will cherish our precious times together, we were blessed with such amazing families

  • For my beautiful godmother, I will cherish the memories we had together! We were blessed to be born into such an amazing family. Now you join all the family of angels that have been waiting for U and I know u will always b with ur loved ones on earth. 😇😘

  • My family is thinking of you at this time. May all of the wonderful memories bring peace and comfort during these difficult days ahead. Barbara will be kept in the hearts of all that that had the pleasure of meeting her. I remember enjoying the Braintree fireworks alongside the Sousa family and their beloved Nona, a woman of dignity & grace.

  • Dear Mel, Peter and Family, Altough we cannot be with you today, our thoughts will be with you in this time of sorrow. Love, Dotty & Denis

  • I met Barbra a few months ago she was a special lady. She was very proud of her family. She liked to look out her front window to watch people walking dogs, jogging by or walking. She will be missed.

  • Melissa my deepest sympathies to you and your family, your mom was a wonderful woman.