Richard L. “Homer” Robinson, age 89

of Abington

Richard L. “Homer” Robinson, age 89

Abington, Richard L. “Homer” Robinson, age 89, of Abington, formerly of Braintree, died peacefully, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Royal Norwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in the comfort of his loving family.

Richard was born to the late William E. and Aurora M. (Lambert) Robinson in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was raised in various parts of the United States as his family moved often in childhood. He had lived in Abington for twelve years, previously in Braintree for forty years.

Dick was proud to have served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was an infantryman and a skilled marksman.

Homer was employed as a machinist at the former Boston Gear Works in Quincy. He retired in 1990 after forty years of service.

Dick was a former member of the Quincy Sons of Italy.

He was known for his craftsmanship and also enjoyed woodworking. He was an antique enthusiast and also had an interest in numbers.

Most of all, Homer was dedicated to his family and especially enjoyed supporting the activities and accomplishments of his daughters and grandsons.

Beloved husband for sixty-two years of Barbara M. (Longhi) Robinson.

Devoted father of Wanda M. Higgins and her husband Wayne of Leland, North Carolina, and Melissa M. Sousa and her husband Peter of Whitman.

Loving grandfather of Nicholas J. Higgins and his wife Julie of Warwick, Rhode Island, Luke R. Higgins, Adam M. Sousa, and Mitchell R. Sousa, all of Whitman.

Cherished great grandfather of Finnegan J. Higgins.

Dear brother of the late Theresa Robinson.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, February 25th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

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


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  • To the Sousa and Higgins families,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  • You are in our prayers at this time. Was so sorry to hear about you dad passing. Melissa you have take such wonderful care of him over the years.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the Robinson family. Very sorry for your loss. Richard was a very kind man and always had a nice smile