Jean C. Robey

Jean C. (Anderson) Robey 72, a longtime resident of Cranston, Rhode Island died on Thursday March 2, 2017 at Darlington Memory Lane in North Providence. She was born on June 27, 1944 at Lying-In Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island to Ruth and Al Anderson. Jean grew up in Cranston, attended Cranston East High School and graduated in 1962. After high school, she received her nursing diploma from Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing in Providence, Rhode Island graduating class of 1965 followed by her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1968 from Boston University. She continued her education receiving her Associate of Science in Computer System Management in 1985 from Johnson & Wales College and received her final degree, a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration in 1991 from Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Jean worked in various nursing roles including nursing instructor, operating room nurse and RN in pediatrics for most of her career. In a career shift mid-90s, she took a position as the clinical data specialist at Rhode Island Hospital, where she worked until her retirement. Jean loved traveling, reading and her dear friends. She was a woman filled with strength. Jean was a hard worker who consistently put her children before herself, dedicated to them and to taking care of her parents. She was passionate in all of her work and she made a difference in the lives of the people she came in contact with. Jean was admired by many for her strength and commitment to family, life and work. She was also an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter Catherine E. Robey of Quincy, Massachusetts; son Timothy J. Robey of Boston, Massachusetts; sister Carol M. (Anderson) Elliott of Sarasota, Florida; brother Donald A. Anderson of Smithfield, Rhode Island; and her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and other relatives. Jean was preceded in death by her daughter Debra J. Robey, mother Ruth E. C. (Anderson) Anderson and father Alfred F. Anderson. Visitation will be held in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston on Monday March 6, 2017. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 6:00-8:00pm. A funeral service will also be held in The Butterfield Chapel on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 10:00am. Burial will follow the funeral at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Alzheimer’s Association

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Michael Weilheimer - 03/04/2017


My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.

Mary-Ellen Mullen - 03/04/2017

I knew Jean as a nursing instructor and as a colleague in her many different roles at RI Hospital. Always warm and friendly she was an amazing woman. My sympathy to her family.

RI Hospital Nurses Alumni Association - 03/04/2017

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of dear Jean. It is always sad to lose one of our lovely nurses.
With sympathy,
Mary Ruggieri

Kathy Foster Bancroft - 03/04/2017

Jean was a classmate of mine at RIHSN and I remember her as being a gentle, kind person. Please accept my condolences.

Beverly Cesaroni - 03/04/2017

I worked with Jean through years at RIH. Such a brilliant woman! My sincere condolences. May she Rest In Peace.

Lesley Keates - 03/04/2017

I worked with Jean for many years in the pediatric nursing department at RIH. She was well respected by all and a valuable asset to the nursing department. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Margo Hyde - 03/04/2017

I was a classmate of Jean and admired her and her dedication to her children. May her memory be everlasting as she Rests In Peace.

Barbara and Bruce Maillet - 03/04/2017

Our sincere condolences to Cathy and Tim and all the family. She was so devoted to you. We'll always remember the many Christmas Eves spent with the family and dear Jean. A big part of our lives. I hope you are consoled by knowing she is in a better place now. Rest In Peace Jean.

Joe and Nancy Bocassi - 03/04/2017

Our sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of a loving mother, sister, aunt and friend. It was a privilege to know Jean.

Colleen Coffey - 03/05/2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I know the heartache of loosing a parent just recently. If you ever need to talk or anything. Just let me know.
Sending hugs.

Shannon and Justin Black - 03/05/2017

Please accept our sincere condolences Cathy, Tim and family for the loss of your mother. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Rosemary and Jack Tregar - 03/05/2017

We're so sorry for your loss, Tim. Your mom was so good to all "the boys", and such a kind and caring person. Hope you and your sister, and all the family, find some comfort in good memories.

Bill & Fran ( Bilodeau) Hopkins - 03/05/2017

We have just learned the news of Jean's passing. We are presently in Naples, Florida and want to send our deepest sympathy and prayer's to all.
We have so many wonderful memories of our time spent with Jean and her wonderful family on Garden Street. Jean was a devoted daughter, mother and friend. She will be missed by so many.

Rose Istrico - 03/05/2017

Dear Catherine and Tim, please accept our condolences on the death of your mom, prayers for you in this difficult time.

Theresa Lindsay Rodriguez - 03/05/2017

Dear Cathy and family, very sorry for the loss of your mom. May she Rest In Peace.

Suzanne Swanson - 03/06/2017

I worked with Jean for many years at Rhode Island Hospital and knew her well. Jean was very kind, caring, and supportive of all her patients and their families and she loved talking about her children, both of whom she was very proud. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Jacquelin (Dodge) Currier - 03/07/2017

Catherine and Timothy
You both are in my thoughts and prayers and I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing woman and her legacy will live on in many ways. I have great memories of many playdates and sleepovers we had as kids. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Zaiser - 03/07/2017

Jean was an amazing person. I worked with her at RIH, but she always put family first. She would tell me all of the family holiday parties that she had at her house. May she rest in peace.

Susan Cochrane Ahearn - 03/07/2017

Tim and Cathy I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was an amazing woman and one of the best mothers I've ever met. My heart is with you now and always.

Barbara Day Colvin - 03/10/2017

My sincere condolences to Jean's family. I know Jean as a kind and compassionate pediatric nurse, as a clinical data specialist, a fellow nursing Alumni member and member of the Lucy C Ayers Foundation for nursing scholarships. She was a courageous and beautiful woman and will be missed by many.

Christine Bourgeois - 03/14/2017

Catherine and Timothy,
I'm deeply saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful woman, nurse, daughter and mother. We ate lunch together most days and she often shared stories of her family. She was very proud of both of you. My condolences to you and your family.

Michele Bisbano - 09/05/2017

I worked @ RIH in the 90's, pediatrics, had many an interaction with Jean...although sounding cliche, she was one of the nicest, practical, kind, funny, even-keeled person i have known. She was a real nice, nice person, may she rest in peace. God's blessings to her soul.

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