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Mary Stuart Robertson

LAKEVILLE — Mary Stuart Robertson, 85, of Moore Road, died on May 13, 2022, in her beloved home. She was the loving wife of Douglas Robertson to whom she was married for thirty-five years.

Mary Stuart was born on May 10, 1937, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Mervin and Victorine Hall Whitbeck of Mount Washington, Massachusetts. She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Mount Washington until its closing and later graduated from Roe Jan High School in Hillsdale, New York. She was also a graduate of Vermont Junior College.

Following college, Mary Stuart resided in Lakeville with her first husband where she raised her children, and where she went on to spend the rest of her life.

She was well known within the community, spending many years as an excellent caregiver through the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association and later, with private clients. Upon retiring, she continued her kind and caring service as a volunteer at Noble Horizons and with Hospice.

Vibrant, warm, fun, and very social, Mary Stuart enjoyed a large circle of people in her life, from family to close friends to many acquaintances. Specifically, she considered Marion Romeo, also of Lakeville, and her sister, Betsy Garrett of Mount Washington, MA to be two of her dearest friends.

Her many interests included cooking, decorating, knitting, rug hooking, and all things related to nature, including tending to her plants and flowers. She was a perfectionist in all that she did.

In addition to her husband, Douglas Roberton, she is survived by her three children – James B. Moore III of Vinalhaven, Maine, Ashley DeMazza of South Royalton, Vermont, and Mary Bryan Moore and her husband, Stephen Brooks of New York City and Stanfordville, New York, as well as her granddaughters, Kate and Emily DeMazza, both of the Boston area.

She is also survived by her sister, Betsy Garrett and husband, Harry Garrett of Mount Washington, and their three children, as well as her sister-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” Whitbeck and three children; her stepsons, David Robertson and his wife, Tracy and two daughters of Yulee, Florida, and Douglas Robertson Jr. and his wife, Jaime and their son and daughter, of Omaha, Nebraska. She was predeceased by her parents, Mervin and Vicki Whitbeck of Mount Washington and by her brother, Jim Whitbeck, also of Mount Washington.

Mary Stuart will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A small, private gathering to celebrate Mary Stuart’s life will be held in the coming weeks. If you would like to make a donation in her name, please do so with either the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association or Hospice.

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