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Robin S (Rogers) Drayer
November 7, 2022
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Robin S. (Rogers) Drayer, of Newton, Wellesley and Needham, MA, as well as her beloved New York, NY, passed away Monday, November 7, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Barry, four children, Christine, Andrew, Jonathan and Michael, daughter-in-law, Larissa, three grandchildren, Isabelle, Shelby and Samuel, and four siblings, Logan Rogers, Peter Rogers, Lorin Devine and William Rogers, Jr. She is predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Anna Rogers.
Robin was born in Amarillo, TX on November 26, 1946. Soon thereafter she moved to, and grew up in, Darien, CT. She met and fell in love with her adoring husband, Barry, while working and living in NY. They were married in 1969, and moved to MA in 1975. After raising her family in MA, Robin eventually returned to NY.
Devoted to her family and her spirituality, Robin enjoyed a lifetime of learning, teaching, and exploring her relationship with God. She earned two master’s degrees from Boston College – one in philosophy and one in theology. She was the Director of Religious Education at the Saint Jean Baptiste Church in NY. Before finding her passion as a religious educator, Robin was an art gallery owner and even sold insurance.
Robin loved traveling, swimming, and singing. She particularly loved the ocean and summers in Falmouth, MA. She cherished time with her grandchildren. She was a proud member of the Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Choir in Newton, MA. She also enjoyed her morning routine, which famously involved relaxing on the couch with a good book and a warm cup of coffee gently held to her forehead. An image her children often imitated with affection, and one which they will miss dearly.
Robin made faith a priority in her life, and the lives of her children. A faith that fortified them in the remaining days of her life, and which stands as her legacy and gift to them all.
Visiting hours will be held at Eaton Funeral Home in Needham, MA on Monday, November 14 from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 10am at Saint Joseph’s Church in Needham, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.michaeljfox.org in furtherance of Parkinson’s Disease research.