Anna Rebecca (Williams) Robinson


Anna Rebecca (Williams) Robinson was born to Norena (Rena) and Leroy Williams on August 1, 1936 in Augusta, GA, she was the fifth of twelve children. Anna passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital on December 20 at 10:27pm.

Beloved mother of Roscoe Robinson Jr., wife (Vicky) and the late Daniel Robinson, wife (Rebecca). Sister of Ann Henderson, Dorchester, MA, Ethel Williams, Worcester MA, Ella Flaggs, Phoenix, AZ, James Williams Sr., Providence RI, David Williams, Dorchester, MA, and the late Leroy Williams Jacksonville FL, Quincy Williams, Providence RI, Floyd Williams, Dorchester MA, Harry Williams, Dorchester MA, Ben Williams, West Roxbury, MA, and Mary Williams, Roxbury MA. Also, survived by grandchildren Gianna Robinson, Derry, NH, Brandyn Robinson, Hudson, NH, Danielle Kruger, Littleton, MA, and great grand-children, Daniel Kruger and Dominik Kruger of Littleton, MA.

Anna spent her earlier years in the Army Reserve and later worked for R.H. White Company as a secretary. Soon after, she met and married Francis Roscoe Robinson on March, 11, 1960. Years later she would give birth to Roscoe Jr. and three years later to Daniel. Anna believed that education was important as well as a stable home life. While Roscoe Sr. built his gas company and later, his construction company, Anna would sacrifice her career in order to be there for her two sons’ when they returned home from school.

Once her sons could stay home by themselves after school, Anna restarted her career by briefly working for her husband as an office manager for a very short time then working at Leonhard Co. in Brookline MA as a bookkeeper and later working for Harvard University in their accounting department in which she would later retire. Upon retiring, Anna purchased her first home on her own as well as a brand-new Lexus of which she was very proud.

Anna was never one to pass up an opportunity for a social outing, whether it was going to the local bingo games or going with friends and family down to Foxwoods, Anna always enjoyed staying active and being out with others. Anna also enjoyed fishing and most of all playing poker with friends and family.

Anna resided with her son for the last eleven years in an in-law apartment in Windham, NH. Anna’s last year on earth was difficult as she needed assistance doing some of the simple things in life, but Anna never felt sorry for herself and was always concerned about others. Anna spent her last year in and out of the hospital and nursing rehabilitation facilities due to her declining health, however, she always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at home.

Anna would want to be remembered as giving everything she could for her family and friends. She did this with class, grace, and a smile that would light an entire room.

A Life Celebration will be held Tuesday, December 27th at 11am in the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation 10 AM – 11AM. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Immediately after the funeral, a reception celebrating the life of Anna R. Robinson will be held at the Venezia Waterfront Banquet Facility & Restaurant, 20 Ericsson St., Boston, MA 02122