HERMON - Lorna Ellen Robbins, 71, beloved wife of Dale Robbins, passed away March 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family after a bravely fought battle with lung disease. She was born December 9, 1947, in Bangor, daughter of Albert and Ada (Douglass) Burke.
Lorna graduated from Hermon High School, Class of 1966. She was hard working and a dedicated employee, retiring after many years from the City of Bangor. Above all, Lorna cherished moments spent with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed all of the holiday and family celebrations that she and Dale hosted.
Lorna is survived by her husband of 35 years, Dale Robbins, children; son, Troy Wells of Hermon; daughter, Nichole Gregory and son-in-law, Kevin Gregory of Bradford; step-daughter, Christina Robbins of Hermon; brother, Gary Burke and his wife, Cindy of Hermon; sister, Jolette Burke and John Grodewald, Jr., of Winterport; sister, Jolene Fogarty and her husband, Patrick of Bangor; several cousins and a special aunt and uncle, Joan Douglass of Bangor and Dale Douglass of Topsham; many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren for whom she had great pride and joy. She also had many nieces and nephews including, a special relationship with her nephew, Casey Burke of Hermon. Lorna was predeceased by her parents, several aunts and uncles and by her grandson, Dustin T Wells.
A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.
Spring interment will be announced at a later date. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at Lorna and Dale’s home, 763 Fuller Road, Hermon, immediately following the service.
Our family would like to extend our appreciation for the excellent care that Lorna received from the doctors and nurses at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Lorna’s great love of animals, those who wish to remember her may donate in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.
“Our loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind.”