Mary Elizabeth Robinson

Mary Elizabeth Robinson, 93 of LaPorte, IN passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Symphony of Chesterton in Chesterton, IN. She was born on May 25, 1929 to Clarence G. Fowler and Flora (Roseno) Fowler in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York.


Mary graduated from Seton Hall High School, Patchogue, New York in 1947 and continued her education to work in banking. She was a bank teller at Security National Bank in Port Jefferson.


She married James “Jim” H. Robinson on September 19, 1953 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Port Jefferson. Mary and Jim relocated to the midwest seven years later to pursue Jim’s career as an Industrial Engineer and Plant Manager.


Preceding her in death was her beloved husband of 60 years, Jim, in 2014. She also was preceded in death by her Long Island siblings: brother, Edward Fowler and Sister, Agnes (Fowler) Hughes.


Mary is survived by four children: Kathleen Love (Shaffner/Robinson) of Woodridge, IL; David Robinson of Libertyville, IL; Elizabeth Banic (Robinson) of South Bend, IN; and Thomas Robinson of LaPorte, IN. She is also survived by nine grandchildren.


Mary was a bank teller at LaPorte Savings Bank until 1980. Subsequently, she was the administrative assistant for the family business “Environmental Products” in Kingsbury, IN until her and her husband’s retirement in 2000. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaPorte, a member of the St. Joseph Rosary Society, and a member of Tri Kappa Sorority. Mary volunteered at the Women’s Care Center and for Meals on Wheels both in LaPorte. She also belonged to Purdue Extension Club – Kitchen Kin. Both Mary and Jim were avid bridge players. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her home and family were always central in her life.


A visitation will be held at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, IN 46350 from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday following the visitation at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 109 C St. LaPorte, IN 46350. (The Mass will be live-streamed at,


Private burial at Pine Lake Cemetery is scheduled at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital @


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