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March 25th, 2014

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10:06 pm - RIP: Mary Robison
Mary Robison, one of Arisia Founders and Past President, has passed away after a battle with cancer yesterday.

From John Elder Robison's post on Facebook.


A Mass will be held on Friday March 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel at the Newman Center, UMASS Amherst, with Fr. Gary Daley, Common Director officiating, followed by a reception in the Quigley Room at the same location.

This is the church where she was married and where [her son] was christened, and the Quigley Room is named for the late Fr. Quigley, the priest who was a friend to us in those years long ago.

A private burial will be in West Cemetery, Granby. There are no calling hours. Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com

In lieu of flowers Mary asks that you make a donation in her name to the Dr Mary L Robison scholarship endowment at the University of Massachusetts. Stand by for details on that, or bring a check made out to UMASS Amherst to the service. I hope to see you Friday for one last goodbye and a celebration of her life after.

People are already asking how to give to Mary's scholarship fund. Here's the deal: Go to the Umass Giving page below, and do the following.

In the designation box choose "college of social behavioral sciences"

In options for your gift, choose "I want to dedicate this gift" and enter "Dr Mary L Robison anthropology scholarship endowment"

You can give whatever you choose, and your contribution is fully tax deductible. Just be sure to dedicate it for her so her fund gets credit. It needs to gather $28000 to become a permanent endowment and I'm committed to making that happen, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help.


Goodbye to Little Bear. We are all so sad. I so wish she was still here with us — with Mary Robison and Jack Robison.

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Date:March 26th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
My deepest sympathies to any and all who knew and cared for her.

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