Robin E. Anderson

May 20, 2020
Robin Anderson

Thomaston — Robin E. Anderson passed on with the caring support of The Sussman House in Rockport May 16, 2020, after an arduous journey with lung cancer.

She was born in Bath, July 3, 1955, to John R. and Barbara A. (Swope) Stover. She grew up with her U.S. Navy father, her grandparents and sisters, moving up and down the East Coast. She graduated from Lejeune High in Camp Lejeune, N.C., and attended East Carolina University.

She began her working career as a waitress at the Waffle House, outside the main gate at Camp Lejeune, where she served up pecan waffles and coffee with an attitude to match. Robin and husband Doug met while both were employed at Maine Yankee. She went on to work at The Free Press in Rockland as an administrative assistant and many will remember her for her smiling greetings behind the counter or on the phone there for many years.

Robin began her almost-36-year marriage to Doug, a graphic and architectural designer, in 1984 with a vibrant exposure to all things bagpipe, playing pipes and tenor drum in a number of Maine bands and enjoying the camaraderie for over 20 years.

Her special joys were her children and granddaughter, Penny. She was strong on family traditions, especially Christmas and was an accomplished knitter, avid reader and gardener.

Robin had a close connection with the ocean, rowing her skiff or tide watching with Doug by her side.

Robin’s second family was the Order of the Eastern Star, that took her throughout Maine and parts of Eastern Canada. She was the Star Assistant for Rebecca D. Johnson and Larry W. Smith Sr. “Wind Beneath My Wings” Grand Family, 2014-2015. She was Worthy Matron of Naomi Chapter 25, 2015-2016 and 2017-2018. She served as Grand Esther for Flora Stack and Brett Jervis “Through the Eyes of a Child” Grand Family, 2018-2019.

The support and friendships she found there were a joy and strength for her.

Robin is survived by her husband Doug, of Thomaston; their children, Darcy and her husband, Aaron Lyons, and their daughter, Penelope, of Warren, R.I., along with their son, Ian and his wife, Colleen, of Cushing.

She is survived by her sisters Candice Dorman of Greenville, S.C., and Katherine and husband, Michael Vaillancourt, of Georgetown. She is also survived by her Uncle Eugene Stover Jr., of Wiscasset, and Uncle Joe and Aunt Peggy Stover, of Boothbay Harbor. She had six cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, parents and infant brother.

A private memorial will be held by her immediate family. Donations in her memory would be welcomed by Naomi Chapter 25 OES, P.O. Box 187, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860, or The Salvation Army

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Comments (1)
Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | May 21, 2020 08:27

YES, of course I remember Robin at Free Press, she was very helpful with a great sense of humor. so sorry to hear this news. I extend my heart felt thoughts to Robin's family and friends.

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