Donald "Donnie" Robinson, passed unexpectedly at Home in Revere on May 26th 2020.
He was the beloved father of Tucker Robinson of Brookline, MA. Proud grandfather of Tyler Robinson of Huntington Beach, CA and Alexa Robinson of Orlando, FL. Although he wasn't able to see his grandchildren as often as he would've liked due to distance, he reveled every opportunity to show a new photo or tell a new story about each of them. Donald was born and raised in Revere to the late Donald and Lorraine (McLaughlin) Robinson. He is survived by his brother Edward Robinson and his wife Maryann of Saugus, MA, as well as his sisters Pamela Robinson of Salem, MA and Lorraine Hodge (Robinson) and her husband Allan of Jacksonville, Fl.
He is survived by his niece and goddaughter Jill Robinson of North Andover, MA. Donald was predeceased by his former spouse Carol Comeau, with whom he shared his son Tucker; as well as his partner Carla Heath who he spent many years with later in life until her passing.
Anyone who knew Donnie knows how much he loved being near the ocean. He treasured the childhood memories with his siblings and friends at Revere Beach. His love of the ocean would eventually compel him to become employed at Marblehead Yacht Club so he could enjoy the beautiful landscape while also earning a living. Marblehead was very much a second home to him as he spent many of his adult years living there. His path would eventually lead back to the very place where he had loved as a child. Revere Beach is where he would spend his last decade residing, right along the water that he felt so connected with.
His love of the ocean also transformed into a love for traveling.
Belize was his favorite place to escape to. He spent several winters vacationing there and at one time even considered moving there permanently. However, ultimately he was a New Englander at heart. Donnie loved sports, and was a talented hockey player in high school, co-captaining his Revere High team. He passionately followed all the local Boston teams-being a sports fan has always been a family affair in the Robinson household. At this time there will be no services due to social distancing. The Robinson family hopes that you will honor Donnie in your own way. In lieu of flowers, feel free to send a donation in his memory to the charity of your choosing. For online guest book and condolences please visit www.vazzafunerals.com