Ethel M. Robson

April 2nd, 2017

Ethel M. “Marie” “Nana” (Rauseo) Robson, age 84, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2017.

Ethel was born on December 10, 1932 in Medford, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (McCabe) Rauseo.

Ethel met and married Raymond “Ray” Robson; they spent many years together, which included their 60th Wedding Anniversary on April 14, 2016. The couple started their life together with many years in the Military, from North Carolina to Ohio and New Jersey, they went all over before settling in Wilmington with their 8 children.

Ethel was an amazing little lady that had eight kids. Ethel’s main enjoyment was her family; she taught them everything they needed to know from how to cook, clean, sew, play and to be nice to everyone as she was; in Ethel’s house you had to get along. She was a Saint to care for everyone like she did and her door was always open to all.

Ethel was a quiet little lady and Ray was a gentle giant (most times). They were an amazing couple that loved helping others. They loved a full house, always taking care of the kids who were less fortunate. All the neighborhood kids were always welcome at the Robson’s house. They even took camping trips with 8 kids and anyone’s friends that could come to any campground that would accommodate such a large group. For Ethel and Ray, it was the more, the merrier.

Ethel enjoyed traveling for hockey tournaments to Canada and New Jersey, swim meets, softball and baseball; it was no doubt that her children and grandchildren came first in her life. She also loved safaris and trips with her grandchildren to Wells Beach, ME; enjoying every minute of it. Ethel loved the beach; some of her favorite memories included rides to Revere Beach with her cousin Priscilla just to sit, talk and watch waves. Ethel was easy to please; just a Sunday ride with the sun beating down on her was perfect.

Ethel never complained about anyone or anything. She was a great little “Nana” to everyone and is going to be sadly missed by all.

Ethel was the beloved wife of the late Raymond F. “Ray” Robson, mother of Diane Fanning & husband Kevin, Susan Thibeault & husband David, Raymond Robson Jr. & wife Cheryl, Robert Robson & wife Paula, Cathy Hope, Donna Elliott & husband David, John Robson & fiancé Lisa and Patricia Robson, “Nana” of 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, dear sister of the late Edward Rauseo and his wife Jean and grandmother to the late Michael Thibodeau.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, April 5th for Visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Ethel M. Robson”

  1. Donna Jean says:

    Mom I will never forget you! you are captured in my heart forever! you and dad will always be my sunshine! You will stay with Dad now! Our love is unconditional! I have so may great memories! Late nights out, phone calls and our time together! In my heart always! DonnaJean! Love you!!! Miss you so so so much mom, nana banana! Lil girl!!

  2. mike murray says:

    mrs robson. you a wonderful friend and you will be missed everyday. rip

  3. Barbara Gillespie says:

    My sincere condolences to the Robson family on the loss of their dear mother and Nana Ethel was a very special lady who meant so much to her family as well as many others who knew her She and her husband are now together again Rest In Peace little lady I will miss you Mrs G

  4. Michele Giroux Higgs says:

    Dear Robson Family, I have so many wonderful memories of spending time at your house with all of you. When thinsgot tough at my house your Mom and Dad always made me feel so welcome despite the shenanigans that Susan and I got into. I am so sorry that you have had to lay them both to rest in such a short time. Sending you all much love.

  5. patty says:

    mother, i tried to keep you here with me I guess Dad was calling you.
    such a short time apart from one another and he wanted his “Marie”
    with him. Thanks babes didn’t think you would leave that quick. Well
    you two are together now and my heart is broken. I will never forget
    the two of you and all we did your in my mind, always. Rest in peace. You
    sweet little tiny lady. Love ya you will be missed every day. I’ll see you soon

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