O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Mary Robinson

Mary A. Robinson, 78, formally of Salamanca, NY died Wednesday afternoon, December 22, 2021, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford, PA following a long illness.

Born February 23, 1943, in Salamanca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Wilmont and Arlene Waite Watson.

Mary was a graduate of Salamanca High School Class of 1961. Later in life she attended B.O.C.E.S Vo-Tech in Ellicottville and became a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Employed at the Saint Elizabeth Mother House, and Home Health Care of Western New York, after retirement Mary decided to take a job with the Green Thumb of WNY in Allegany, NY.

Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother (Nana). While her children were young, she was a room mother in their elementary classrooms. She loved working with Salamanca youth and was both a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Leader for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cheering on the Buffalo Bills, watching her favorite NASCAR driver #24, Jeff Gordon, and baking cookies and pies.

Surviving are three daughters, Nannette Backus, Theresa, NY; Lynnette (Joey) Magiera, Little Valley, NY; Jolene Mancini, Fairport, NY; two sons, John Walton, Memphis, NY; James (Jaime) Walton, Allegany, NY; nine grandchildren, Andrew Backus, Matthew Magiera, Pamela Backus, Bradley Walton, Brayden Walton, Kyleigh Walton, Mollie Walton, Marissa Mancini and Luciana Mancini; four great-grandchildren, Kane Backus, Kaleb Backus, Natalia Cianfrocco, and Benito Cianfrocco; several nieces, nephews, and cousins

Mary was predeceased by two sisters, Sue Burdick, Nancy Baxter and two brothers William (Billy) Watson and Jerry (Jigs) Watson; close companion and friend, Earnest Robinson, Sr. and most recently niece, Nikki Watson Kavanaugh.

Memorial visitation will be held in the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca NY on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10 – 11:30am at which time a memorial service will be held with Pastor Eric Hice of the Center Street Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com