Thursday, August 7, 2014
Mary Helen Robbins, age 97 of Summerville, SC passed away on August 2, 2014. The daughter of Dennis J. Ferry and Ellen Brady Ferry, and the oldest of five siblings, Mary was born on August 22, 1916 in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
She is predeceased by two brothers, Henry and James, two sisters, Georgina and Peggy, and two husbands, Kenneth C. Robbins and Henry Subzda.
She is survived by three of her four children, Joyce Subzda Grover of New Egypt, NJ, Kathleen Robbins Parsons of Potomac, MD, Kevin James Robbins, of Charleston, SC, and is predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine Subzda DeWitt.
She is survived as well by eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
A dedicated homemaker, avid gardener and lover of golf, she was also an Air Force spouse, affording her the opportunity to travel and explore the world with her husband of 37 years, Ken Robbins. Well known for her quick wit, Mary was a strong and independent woman, admired and loved by family and friends alike.
The family will receive visitors at Parks Funeral Home in Summerville on Saturday, August 9 from 2-4 pm, with a funeral service to follow thereafter at 4 pm. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to: Air Force Village Charitable Foundation, AFVILLAGES.ORG (800-762-1122), 4917.