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January 1, 1970 - September 4, 2004
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Caroline “Lena” (Trotta) Robbins, 89, of Holliston died Saturday September 4, 2004 at the Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham campus, after a brief illness. Born in Milford on September 12, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Bridgeta (Valentino) Trotta, and was a graduate of Milford High School.
A resident of Holliston for close to 70 years, Lena, as she was affectionately Known, was a friend to literally thousands of people in the community during her 40 years of service at Walter’s Dairy until that landmark closed. Many of the teenage customers who were warmly greeted by Lena remained friends throughout their lives, and as grandparents still kept in touch with her.
Mrs. Robbins was a lifetime member of the Massachusetts Catholic Women’s Guild of St. Mary’s Parish, and had also served as president of the Holliston Parent Teachers Association.
She is survived by one son, Walter “D” Robbins of Holliston, and two daughters, Joan Marie, wife of William L. Marsell of Holliston, and Carol Ann. Widow of Daniel F. Clancy, of Clifton Park, New York. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, William L. Jr. and John W. Marsell, both of Holliston, Dianne Marsell Cummer of Dover, Daniel F. and Brian Clancy, both of Maui, Hawaii, Johanna O’Brien on Mayopac, New York, Caroline Clancy of Schlyville, New York, and Michael Clancy of Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also survived by one sister, Marguerite Trotta of Holliston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday September 7, 2004 at 10:00 am in St. Mary’s Church of Holliston. There will be No calling Hours and No Flowers please. Memorial Donations may be made in her memory to the Holliston Ambulance Fund, c/o Holliston Fire Department, Central St., Holliston, MA 01746