Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Fay Widerstrom Robbins

August 24, 1928November 20, 2019

Hyannis - Fay J. Robbins (Widerstrom) passed away on November 20, 2019, with her loving daughter-in-law, Kim Peterson, at her side. Fay was a fiercely proud Cape Codder. She was the wife of the late Chandler Robbins. Fay's friendships with local and international celebrities were often highlighted in newspaper society pages, where glittering parties and receptions were vividly detailed. She was invited to the White House on several occasions, where she received recognition for her dedication to benevolent causes. Her life of travel and adventure was balanced by her deep humility and desire to serve. She was a well-known face at the Hyannis Public Library bookstore, where she volunteered for many years. She adored her dogs and the Boston Red Sox. She was pre-deceased by her beloved son, Robert "Bob" W. Parkinson, who passed away September 10, 2019, in Santa Fe, NM. Fay's heart was broken by his death. She is survived by two other children, Martha and Nathaniel.


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Linda O'Hara

November 29, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Fay's passing. We had the pleasure of her company in our home in Santa Fe on several occasions. What an elegant and fascinating woman. My heart goes out to her beloved and devoted daughter-in-law Kim who stood by Fay to the end.

Sally Marceline

November 26, 2019

Dear Kim my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear about Bob and Fay. Fay was a very special friend for many years she will truly be missed. Love Sally

June Conroy

November 26, 2019

Worked with Fay for many years at Thomson McKinnon Secs. She was very special person. Fun to be with. Sorry to hear about Robo.
My best to her family at this time. Love from the Bug and the Buglets.
June Conroy

Carol Saunders

November 26, 2019

We are saddened at the passing of our star bookstore volunteer of many years. Fay was one who held the Hyannis Library in high esteem, and we in her. She will be remembered respectfully and fondly by library staff members as well as by the other bookstore volunteers. With our deepest sympathy,
Carol Saunders, Library Director