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Linda Robison, 81

by | May 31, 2024 | Obituaries

Linda Robison

Linda Robison

Linda Wright Robison, 81, of Hopkinton passed away May 29 after a bout with cancer. The first-born child of Ellen Gough Dinsmore and Calvin Jewett Wright, she grew up in Sturbridge and Marblehead. Linda is survived by her husband, James Robison, M.D., her daughters, Melissa Guppy Williamson (Robert) of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and Janet Guppy Beach (Troy Altamura) of Hopkinton, and stepchildren Rod Robison of Newton, Kristin Robison of Brookline and Kenley Robison of Marlborough.

Linda also is survived by grandchildren Jenna Williamson Derocher (Braelyn) of Weymouth, Ryan Williamson (Allison) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Shelby Beach (Jamie Gautreau) of Whitinsville, and U.S. Army Sgt. Wyatt Beach (Jennifer), of Fayetteville, North Carolina, as well as a brother, Brad Wright (Doreen), of Fairfax, Vermont, a nephew, Peter Wright of Fairfax, Vermont, and a niece, Carolyn Wright Golonka (Lawrence) of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Linda was blessed to greet a great-grandchild, Tessa Gautreau, in April 2024. Linda was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Stephen C. Wright, and wife Jacqueline, as well as by her mother and stepfather, Wesley Dinsmore and her first husband, Richard Guppy.

Linda received a bachelor’s degree from Regis College in Weston in 1989 and an associate degree from Endicott College in Beverley in 1962. A gifted singer and musician, Linda was born to perform. She sang with the A Capella singers of Framingham and was a soloist at the Grace Congregational Church in Framingham. Linda performed in several productions by the Worcester County Light Opera, the Medway Players, the Milford Theater Guild and the Walpole Footlighters. Linda loved to spend hours playing the piano and singing to the music of classic productions such as “Camelot” and “South Pacific.” She enjoyed attending musical theatre productions as well. “Les Miserables” was a favorite.

A Memorial service for Linda will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Universalist-Unitarian Church of Greater Lynn, 101 Forest Avenue, Swampscott. Interment will immediately follow at Swampscott Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).

Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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