Elinor Yepsen Robie


Elinor Y. Robie, 93, of Manchester, NH, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at
Catholic Medical Center due to complications of the COVID-19 virus.

Elinor was born in Plainfield, NJ, on August 9, 1926, daughter of the late Viggo and
Theodora (Mathiasen) Yepsen. She was the youngest of three children. She graduated
Western High School, Washington, DC, in 1944. Following two years of study at
Bradford Junior College in Bradford, MA, she received her Bachelor's degree in English
Literature from the University of Michigan in 1948.

Elinor was married for 59 years to John R. Robie, who died in 2011. She and John lived
in Wilton, CT, for 34 years, raising two sons, David and Brad.

When they retired, they moved to Bradford, NH, where they resided for 18 years before
moving to Hampstead, NH, in 2005. Elinor remained in Hampstead until 2017 when she
moved to Birch Hill in Manchester, NH, where she resided up until her death.

Elinor is survived by two sons, David R. and his wife Penny Anderson of Falls Church, VA,
and Bradford H. and his wife Carol (Olsen) of Sandown, NH; five grandchildren, Travis
Robie and his wife Tasha Clemmer of High Falls, NY; Lila (Anderson) Boland and her
husband Michael Boland of Vienna, VA; Katherine (Robie) Rizzo and her husband Rene
Rizzo of San Diego, CA; Jennifer (Robie) Oleson and her husband Tim Oleson of
Chester, NH; and Dana E. Robie of Boston, MA; and seven great-grandchildren, Hazel,
Corbin, Florence and Lydia Boland; Isla Rizzo; and Hallie and Rae Robie. She also
leaves many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Roger B. Yepsen and sister Karla (Yepsen)

A memorial service in New Hampshire will be held at a later date. Peabody Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry, NH is assisting the family with

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Published in Wilton Bulletin on Jun. 7, 2020.

Elinor Robie  1926 - 2020