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Neal Robbins HARTLAND—Neal A. Robbins, 65, passed in peace at home November 2, 2010 with his loving wife and children by his side. He was born June 12, 1945 in Worcester, MA a son of Walter Prescott and Josephine Millington (Smith) Robbins. In his early years he lived in Orleans VT, and later moved to Springfield, MA with his mother and stepfather Roy Dawson. Neal was employed at Pratt and Whitney before moving to Maine to work for Cooper Weymouth Peterson Company (Formtek) until his retirement.

Neal was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying his camp on Wyman Lake and family gatherings. He especially loved his dog Toby. He was a 40-year member of the Carrabassett Masonic Lodge #161 AF & AM of Canaan, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Portland, 32nd degree, Valley of Augusta, 14th degree. He was an officer in Evening Star Chapter O.E.S. #189 of Hartland, a member of Smokey’s Angels Snowmobile Club, Inc. of Hartland, and a member of the NRA.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Irene “Dolly” Robbins of Hartland; his children and their spouses; daughter Blynda and Tim Pushor, son Randy and Roxanne Robbins, all of Hartland, son Dale and Michelle Robbins of Palmyra, daughter Rebecca “BJ” and Alex Shearon of Franklin, TN; 10 grandchildren, Dani Merrithew, Chris Langley, Meaghan Robbins, AJ Shearon, Amanda Pushor, Shaniah Clark, Jenifer Robbins, Megan Shearon, Brooke Robbins, Dale “LD” Robbins, II; 3 great grandchildren, Luquis, Ava and Makayla; godchild, Angel Webber Knight; brother Dennis and wife Joan Robbins of E. Greenwich, RI; brother-in-law David “Tinker” and wife Arlene Lyons of Pittsfield; sister-in-law Bonnie Tweedie of Palmyra; Uncle Bucky Smith of Canada; several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, including Bruce and Rosemary Ballard, among many others.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, November 4th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where Masonic and OES services will be held at 7 and 7:15 P.M. Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Canaan. The family would especially like to thank Hospice and nurse Holly for all their care during these last 2 months. Memorial donations may be made to Health Reach Hospice, P. O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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