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Muriel Rose (Sayer) Robbins

May 5, 1932 ~ March 14, 2018 (age 85)

Muriel Rose Robbins, 85, of Biddeford died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at her home in Biddeford surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 5, 1932 to Theodore and Gertrude (Janson) Sayer in Biddeford. She was a girl ahead of her time, she had a motorized bicycle for traveling to school and it wasn’t unusual for her to be seen with someone riding on the back with her. She graduated from St. Andre’s High School, class of 1951.


On October 1, 1955, she married William S. Robbins at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford.


In high school, she started working at the Kesslen Shoe Shop. Not long after her wedding, she moved to Chicago with her husband who was going to school there. While living in Chicago she worked at Time Magazine. Upon returning to Maine she was able to stay at home to raise her children and she also watched other children for families that needed child care.  When her youngest started school, she returned to work, and went back to Kesslen Shoe. She then worked for John Roberts, followed by ALB Rubber.  She then became a CNA and worked at St. Andre Health Care until she retired in the early 1990’s. During her retirement she was a full time super grandmother, she never turned anyone away and her door was always open. She was an avid quilter and knitter. She loved cooking and baking for holidays, especially Thanksgiving. She also enjoyed going to the family camp in Bingham, ME.


She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Timothy Robbins.


Muriel is survived by:

Her loving husband of 62 years, William S. Robbins of Biddeford

1 daughter: Diane Robbins and her partner Cole Mockus of Arundel

4 sons: Peter Robbins and his wife Sharon of Biddeford

            Brian Robbins and his wife Brenda of Saco

            Andrew Robbins of Waterboro

            Theodore Robbins of Biddeford

1 sister: Claire Provencher and her husband Richard of Biddeford

7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews


Visiting Hours will be 3 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. If you would like to make a memorial donation in Muriel’s name, the family asks that it be made to Sam L Cohen Adult Day Care Center, 30 Barra Rd., Biddeford, ME 04005. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit

Donations may be made to:

Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center
136 US Route One, Scarborough ME 04074

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