Albert N. Robbs of South Boston, a Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, died on April 20th surrounded by family. Born and raised in Jamaica Plain, he was a South Boston resident for 65 years.
At 17, Albert graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He began his 37-year service career as a commissary man, or 'Cookie', serving on a lightship stationed in Hull, Ma. Upon completion of active duty, Albert served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, rising to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, with many details in Washington DC. He found teaching to be one of his most rewarding duty assignments.
As a South Boston community member, Albert enjoyed coaching South Boston Little League and serving on local school boards. His hobbies included frequenting antique shops, modeling vintage cars and watching classic movies. He enjoyed listening to his vast album collection, including the Boston Pops and the Big Band era. Albert always offered a kind word to others and enjoyed a spirited conversation. He delighted in listening to his children and grandchildren's adventures and was proud of their accomplishments.
Albert is survived by his wife, Patricia (Lenane) Robbs; his children, Albert Robbs and his wife Anne Marie of Highland, CA, Mary Kerins and her husband Christopher of Braintree, John Robbs and his wife Margaret of Hanover, Robert Robbs and his wife Lisa of Braintree and Julie-Ann Robbs of Hull; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A private service will be held for immediate family members.