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Delores E. Robinson

May 23, 1947 ~ March 15, 2021 (age 73)


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Delores Ellen Robinson



In His infinite wisdom and in accordance with His plan, our Heavenly Father mercifully called Delores home to glory. Our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend completed her life’s journey on the evening of March 15th, 2021.

Delores, affectionately known as Dee-Dee, was born on May 23, 1947 in Brooklyn New York. She was the eldest of four children born to Henry and Mae Robinson. Dee-Dee was a proud Brooklynite and remembered her childhood days and Dean Street roots fondly. Dee-Dee graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1965. During her days there she was known as “Diamond Dee.” In her early life Dee-Dee had a love for music and was an accomplished singer and dancer.

 After graduating Dee-Dee began working at New York Life Insurance as a Typist Clerk. It was there that she met her life partner of 50 years, Linda Torregrossa. Dee-Dee later began working at Bank of New York and held several other jobs including Assistant Supervisor, and an officer position as Assistant Treasurer in Government Securities. Dee-Dee finished her career as a Manager at Government Securities Clearing Corporation, where she retired in March 2008.

 Dee-Dee and Linda found their first apartment in 1968. It was the first of many transactions that included a condo in Brooklyn, a house in The Poconos, a time share in the Bahamas, and finally a condo in Westbury, New York, where they lived out their earthly days. Dee-Dee was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

 Dee-Dee’s passions included travel, Linda’s cooking, fishing, watching TV, and going to restaurants and movies. She shared her love of travel with her family and loved ones, hosting them often in the Bahamas. Dee-Dee’s love for fishing prompted her and Linda to purchase a 22-foot Bonanza Cruiser boat. They named it “Lady M,” an affectionate nod to both of their mothers (Mae and Mary).

 Dee-Dee was preceded in death by her father, Henry; brother, Barry; sister, Charlene; and life-partner, Linda. The wonderful memories of Dee-Dee’s life are cherished by her mother, Mae; brother, Henry; nephews, Clay (Mignon), Kyle, Henry, Hank, and Shaun; nieces, Miriam (Julio) and Kayla; great-nieces, Gabrielle, Sophia, and Aria; great-nephew, Justin; and a host of friends, family, and loved ones.

 In preparation for this day, Dee-Dee left this message, “Most of all I LOVED my family and friends!”



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March 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donohue Cecere Funeral Home
290 Post Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590

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St. Mary's Episcopal Church
252 Rushmore Ave.
Carle Place, NY 11514


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Farmingdale, NY 11735

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