Richard "Dick" A. Robbins
October 17, 1935 - August 24, 2020
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Richard “Dick” A. Robbins, 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Monday, August 24, 2020 at home. He was born October 17, 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts to the late Harold and Blanche Robbins. Dick lived in Quincy until he moved Chatham, MA to run the Surfside Motor Inn for 20 plus years. He retired and split…

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Chuck McQuaid left a message on August 29, 2021:
I belatedly found out about Dick's passing but am posting anyway. I rented Dick's Main Street Chatham house for two weeks each year for nearly 30 years. My extended family would be there my first week and my friends the second. I'd see Dick there or at the Surfside each year. He noted that he would see generations of guests grow up and sometimes bring there own kids to the Cape. His rental rates were reasonable and that allowed thousands of middle class vacations in increasingly expensive Chatham. He was a pleasure to talk to and an all around great guy. I was hoping to take him to dinner post Covid but unfortunately that won't happen.
Susan Kennedy Basehore left a message on September 5, 2020:
Growing up at the Dolphin from 1970-2005 I have many fond memories of Dick and Marilyn. When my husband and I started vacationing with our kids we often would rent out his house next door. When my sister Sara got married we also rented out Dick's fathers house by the Queen Anne Inn. He was always nice to see even if he acted grumpy. It would be fun to get him to smile. Our condolences to Joannie and to the rest of Dick's family. He will be missed!
Denis McSweeney left a message on September 3, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Dick's passing and we would like to offer our sincere condolences to Joan and all of his extended family. Dick, and his father Harold before him, were always great neighbors and even better people. He will be missed. The McSweeneys
Donna M. Edson left a message on September 2, 2020:
Many good memories with Dick. Days bar tending at Chatham VFW and how kind he was to include Bruce and I to the music nights at Wayside Inn. One of the shirts he gave to the VFW with buoy’s on it is still being worn and loved by all by Billy North, former Yard Arm Bartender. We’ve hunted all over the internet to find more like it to no avail! With sincere sympathy, Donna
MICHAEL T. AYLWARD left a message on September 1, 2020:
Rest in Peace Mr. Richard Robbins - rest in peace my friend. A prayer that you find yourself in God's Mercy and Loving Care. You were a support for me and my daughter for many years, and for many who relied on your simple kindness and grounded humor, and who saw beyond your bark and could enjoy a hearty laugh. My deepest condolences to Joan. We have called this place our home for many years, and officially called it the "Robbin's Nest". With Much Love and a Heavy heart you have been very kind to us here, and I certainly appreciate that very much. Rest in peace Good Sir, Rest in Peace. Michael Aylward, Boston
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John Lanefski aka J21 left a message on September 1, 2020:
Dear Joan and Family, my very deepest sympathy. Dick, thank you for everything. Rest in peace. Save a chair on The Porch for me. -j21
Connie and Bob Marsh left a message on August 30, 2020:
Dick was a fun man to be around. You never knew what he would come up with. He was a great friend to Bob they had many a long fun lunches He and Joan made everyone feel at home in their Inn. He will be very missed.
Brad and Leslie West left a message on August 30, 2020:
Dick never met a stranger. His advice and words of wisdom were endless and always appreciated! He was thoughtful and caring, made you feel special and you knew you were loved! We love you and were honored to call you our friend! Rest in peace!
Tony O'Haire left a message on August 30, 2020:
To Joan, Jonathan, Mary and children, My deepest sympathies on Dick's passing. So many wonderful memories of summers at Surfside Inn. For us Chatham was Surfside and we always felt like family when there. Underneath Dick's crusty Yankee exterior was a warm and caring man. I'll always remember how good he was with kids. You saw the real Dick any time kids were around him. I don't drink scotch but if I did I would hoist a proper "Famous Grouse" in his honor. A gin and tonic will have to substitute. Thank you Dick for all the great times and will be missed by many! Sincerely, Tony O'Haire
Ethel Connors left a message on August 29, 2020:
Love to my dear friend, Joan. Rest in peace, Sir Richard.
Tony and Debbie Boudreau. Nova Scotia. Canada left a message on August 29, 2020:
It was a pleasure to have met you and Joan while visiting our nephew Jeff Hart And family. May you Rest In Peace Dick! Hugs to your family!
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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