Mr. William


Andover - Mr. William "Robby" Joseph Robertson Jr., a resident of Andover, beloved husband of Catharine A. (Greene) Robertson, passed away after a battle with leukemia with his wife and family by his side at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Wednesday morning, May 29, 2019. He was 56 years old.

Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, on July 22, 1962, he was the beloved son of Marie G. (Balsamo) and the late William J. Robertson.

Robby was a graduate of Simmons University in Boston, where he proudly earned both a bachelor's and master's degrees. He started his career at Winchester Hospital, where he ultimately held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer for Lahey Health System. His work family was a huge part of Robby's life.

In his spare time, Robby loved spending time up at Lake Ossipee with his family, as well as playing in golf matches and the occasional overnight casino trip. He was a strong and generous person, quick to help and support others. Above all, he was a devoted husband and father, and often spoke of his "girls" to others. He touched the lives of so many and will be dearly missed.

Besides his wife, Catharine, he will be dearly missed by their loving children; Madeline G. Robertson, Ella R. Robertson, Lexi M. Robertson and Deliliah A. Robertson, all of Andover. Robby also leaves his children Eilishia and her husband Jon Vaccaro of Texas, Michael Robertson and Christina Robertson both of Methuen, brother; Stephen and his wife Faye Robertson of Salisbury. He also leaves three grandchildren, extended family and many friends he considered family.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. For additional information, please visit,

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robby's memory may be made to the Robertson Girls Education Trust, c/o Northmark Bank, 26 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890 or via the link below.
Published on June 6, 2019
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