Sheila Frances (Donovan) Robinson, 79, Gifted Artist & Published Poet

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FRAMINGHAM – Sheila Frances (Donovan) Robinson, previously of Arlington, passed at age 79 on September 14, 2021 in Boynton Beach, FL at her daughter’s home.

Sheila was the daughter of the late John E. and Frances P. (Connolly) Donovan, and the wife of the late Gerald A. Robinson.  She was predeceased by her brother Robert J. Donovan, and his wife Mary E. McCarthy-Donovan.

Sheila graduated from Arlington, High School, attended Emmanuel College, Boston and received her B.A. in English from Framingham State College,

She was an active member of the St. Mary’s Women’s Club while living in Franklin.

Sheila was a gifted artist, receiving a Hallmark art award for her work in watercolor and she also received a pen and ink art award.  She had a love for the arts, classical music, and the piano.  She was an avid reader with a keen interest in history, and she dabbled in writing poetry.  Her poem, “The Positive, the Optimist”, was published by The International Library of Poetry in the book titled Twilight Musings.

She is survived by her daughters Janice S. Robinson of Boynton Beach, FL and Joan M. Robinson and her husband John Hefley of Georgia, VT.  She is also survived by her brother John K. Donovan, and his wife Laurie of San Carlos, CA as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Services are provided by Wareham Village Funeral home, 5 Center Street, Wareham, MA 02571. 

A Catholic Mass will be conducted at St. Margaret of Scotland Church at 141 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 followed by graveside service at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 10:45 a.m. on September 24, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, family members request donations in Sheila F. Robinson’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Wounded Warrior Project.

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