Joseph Paul Robinshaw

October 15, 1940October 11, 2021

Joseph Paul Robinshaw, 80, of Framingham, MA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on October 11, 2021. He was born in Waltham, MA on October 15, 1940, to the late Joseph and Barbara Robinshaw. Beloved husband of Norma Robinshaw (Littlehale) for 56 wonderful years and cherished father of Suzanne Harrington and her husband Laurence of Hingham, Amy Cloutier and her husband Timmy of Methuen and Andrew Robinshaw of Sarasota, FL. Dearest brother to James Robinshaw and wife Patricia of Sorrento, FL and loving big brother to Sheila Bennett of Framingham. Proud Papa of Heather Rose and wife Darcy of Gorham, ME, Thomas Bird of Marlborough, Reagan Bistany of Methuen and Carter Bistany of Methuen. Treasured great-grandfather of Camden and Meadowsweet Rose of Gorham, ME.

Joe grew up in Waltham and graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in 1958. He served his country proudly for four years in the US Air Force. After retirement from NCR as a systems analyst, he enjoyed his love of golf by working as a starter at the Millwood Golf Course and Marlborough Country Club. He was a dedicated member of his community, where he spent countless years volunteering with a variety of programs, from the PBS Auction to the Salvation Army and so many more. He became a local legend as the Greeter at Saint Anselm Church for over 40 years. Joe was a dedicated New England Sports fan. His generosity, love for life and dedication to his family will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 17 from 4-8PM at St. Anselm Church, 100 Landham Rd, Sudbury, and a memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Monday, October 18 at St. Anselm Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham, will be private on a future date.

Memorial flowers or donations may be made to St. Anselm Church, Sudbury.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Monday, October 18, 2021


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Ron Nix

October 17, 2021

Norma & Family

Our deepest sympathy to all of you, on the loss of your beloved Joe. As with many folks Joe was the first person I met at St Anselm and little did I know it would be 28 year friendship. I will treasure the days we shared together as greeters and will forever remember his big smile and love for our connumity.

Ron, Beth, Roger & Jessica Nix

Patrick Lawler

October 15, 2021

Suzie, Larry and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. We hope the memories of your Dad help to comfort you. You are in our thoughts.
Pat & Diane

Joyce Correia

October 15, 2021

My sympathies to Suzanne and her family on the loss of your dad.