In Our Care

Robinson, Catherine T. (Mulcahy) of Arlington passed into eternal peace on January 29th.  She was born Catherine Mulcahy in Boston, August 19, 1926.  Sadly, the same day her mother passed away.  Catherine was raised by her maternal grandmother until the age of 3 when she was sent to live with David & Anna (Fitzpatrick) Mulcahy whom adopted her.  She was raised in Cohasset, MA and graduated from Cohasset High School in 1945.  She obtained her RN Degree from the Somerville School of Nursing in 1948.  In 1951 she married Raymond Robinson.  They moved to Arlington in 1954 and she has been a resident ever since.  While raising her family, Catherine continued her career in nursing for 45 years with the last 25 years as Director of Nursing in long term care facilities where she prevailed in knowledge of the aging process and care of the elderly.  She retired from Vernon Hall Nursing Home in 1991. Never to be one to sit around, Catherine did blood pressure screenings for Menotomy Pharmacy as well as childcare at her home.  She was an active member of St. Camillus Parish for 67 years.  She served on the Parish Council, the Sanctuary Guild and was Director of the Care Group for 11 years.  In 1996, at the age of 70, she became the Religious Education Director.  She retired from that position in 2011.  For 15 years she was a volunteer for the Arlington Council of Aging until the age of 92.

Catherine was predeceased by her husband Raymond and her son in law Dennis.  She is survived by her children:  Ray and his wife Patti, Kathleen and her husband Dave, David and Mary and her husband Dave.  Catherine was happiest being “Gram” and is survived by her grandchildren Gary, Sean, Jennifer, Colleen, Dennis, Brendan, Theresa and Sean and her great-grandchildren:  Lily, Violet, Allie & Elizabeth.

Catherine will be remembered as a kind and empathic person.  Always willing to help, always looking to befriend anyone in need.  Her love for animals, especially dogs, will live on in our hearts and memories.  RIP Gram.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:30 am and to her funeral mass at 11:00 am in St. Camillus Church.  Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and pay their respects and exit the Funeral Home promptly to allow other guests to enter. A limited number of guests will be allowed in the building at one time.  In lieu of flowers donations should be made to St. Camillus Parish, 1185 Concord Turnpike, Arlington, MA 02476 or the Arlington Council on Aging, 27 Maple St, Arlington, MA 02476.  Please visit to view an online guestbook.