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Patricia A. Robie

Grafton, N.H. — Patricia A. Robie, 73, of Cherry Hill Rd, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a period of declining health. She was born in Franklin, the daughter of Edward and Pauline (Johnson) Durgin Sr. She graduated from Franklin High School and moved to Boston where she worked for a period as a switchboard operator for the telephone company. A short time later she returned to Franklin where she met her late husband Raymond A. Robie Sr. They married and lived in Hill for a time before settling in Danbury. They moved to Grafton about 16 years ago.

Pat has always been the devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She had a great sense of making family a priority. She loved the land and outdoors and instilled this in her family. Pat was instrumental in starting the Danbury Cooperative, and she used to write the Danbury column in the Bristol Enterprise. She had a greenhouse and spent much time in her flower and vegetable gardens.

Pat enjoyed antiques and opened the Cherry Hill Antique Shop. She traveled extensively through the South to many antique shows where she found many treasures which she brought home to her shop to share. She was a member of several antique associations and was rated as a top dealer in New Hampshire for several years.

Her love of family often took her to Maine where she enjoyed time with them and the beautiful country there. She also enjoyed her dogs and was never without the company of one of her beloved animals.

Family members include two daughters and sons-in-laws; Melanie (Norman) Caron of Hill, Mary (Austin) McCallister of Newport ;three sons and daughter-in-laws, Raymond (Pam) Robie Jr. of Bristol, Randall (Patti O’Donnell) Robie of Danbury, Roger (Gretchen White) Robie of Grafton; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother Richard Durgin of Penacook and a sister and brother-in-law Debbie (Rick) Desmarais of Canterbury, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother Edward A. Durgin Jr.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main Street, Bristol. A funeral service will be Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10 a.m., at Pine Grove Cemetery in Grafton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.