Wayne P. Robinson, 77, of Stoneham, passed away at his home after a long illness on Wednesday morning, November 10. He was the husband of Judith “Judi” (Legare) Robinson.
Born and raised in Malden, he was one of six children of the late Robert and Lillian (Mansfield) Robinson. Wayne served in the Army National Guard from 1962-63. He retired from Eckel Industries in Cambridge, where he was a skilled sheet-metal worker and member of the Teamsters Local #25 for 37 years.
Following his retirement from Eckel Industries, Wayne went to work as a courier for Century Bank for 13 years. Wayne was a life-long “car buff.” In his younger years, he raced wheel standers and drag racing cars in Epping, New Hampshire. He drove a Corvette until he had to trade it in for a station wagon when he and Judi started their family.
Wayne was also an avid fisherman and sports fan, instilling in his grandchildren his love of fishing. He became an amateur videographer, and would always be there to videotape his grandsons' sporting events, family gatherings and celebrations. His positive attitude and big smile will always be remembered.
In addition to his loving wife of 50 years, Judi; Wayne is survived by two daughters, Lisa Capaldo and her husband Mike of Melrose, and Jennifer Christie of Hampton, NH and son-in-law John Christie. He is also survived by five grandsons, Paul, Timothy, and Frank Capaldo, and Jason and Avery Christie. Wayne is the brother of Maureen Kuhlman, Vaughn Robinson and Robert "Bobby" Robinson of California, Lillian Collins and her husband John of Las Vegas, NV, and the late William Robinson; and he is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Paulette Coffey of Gloucester and Faye Robinson of Florida.
Visiting hours will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd. (cor. of Pleasant St.) Woburn on Monday evening, November 15 from 4:00-7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00 am. Burial will be private.
Contributions in Wayne’s memory may be made to Bread of Life, 214 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148 (breadoflifemalden.org)