Margaret McDonald Robison, 80

February 20, 2009

OCT. 20, 1928-FEB. 18, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Mrs. Margaret "Marge" McDonald Robison, 80, of Williamsport, Md., widow of H. Hunter Robison Jr., entered suddenly into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born Oct. 20, 1928, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Howard McDonald and Mildred (Small) McDonald.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Martinsburg, W.Va.

She previously was employed by Ewing Oil Co. of Hagerstown for 34 years. Currently, she was employed by O'Neill Physical Therapy, where the employees had become a wonderful support system for her.

Marge is survived by seven loving children, three daughters, Susan Duffy and Annette McNally, both of Philadelphia, and Ellen Robison of Baltimore; four sons, David and Michael Robison of Hagerstown, and Darryl and John Robison of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren, Kiera, Sean, Siobhan, James, Keegan, Katie, Zachary, Brendan, Maureen, Molly, Shannon, Drew, Matthew, Christopher, Nolan and Kayla; two great-grandchildren, Tavares and Adrianna; one sister, Norma "Sissy" Manor; and special friend, Donna Carder.


She was preceded in death by two brothers, Isaac McDonald and Howard McDonald.

Marge was very active and involved in many activities throughout her entire life. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Augustine Parish for more than 50 years. She was a Eucharistic minister, lecturer, CCD leader, member of the Catholic Daughters, Sodality, ladies auxiliary, prayer group and many other church groups. One of her proudest moments was when she was honored with the Archdiocesan Medal of Honor.

Marge always enjoyed sharing fellowship and generosity wherever it was needed, whether it was a family or community outing, Marge always wanted to make it fun and special for those she shared the experience with. She was the life of the party and wanted everyone she touched to always live, love and laugh!!

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. and conclude with prayer service. The funeral home will be open Sunday after 1 p.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Stephen E. Hook, Monsignor Alfred E. Smith and Father Christopher P. Moore as celebrants. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, Marge requested to have "masses and masses" said for her.

Memorial donations should be directed to St. Augustine Catholic Church, 32 E. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Marge will be most remembered for her kindness to and undying love of her friends and family, and her deep love and devotion to her Catholic faith.

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