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Obituary: Norma “Lynn” Robare 

Published April 19, 2016 at 11:18 p.m. | Updated September 6, 2019 at 11:20 a.m.

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  • Norma “Lynn” Robare

Norma “Lynn” Robare passed away peacefully at the Vermont Respite House surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

She was born in Saint Lambert Quebec on October 13, 1939, to Norm and Ethel Craig. Lynn was predeceased by her mother Ethel and father Norman Craig, granddaughters Michaella Lopes and Sierra Lynn St Hilaire.

Lynn is survived by her life partner and loving husband Butch Robare of North Hero, daughters Rachelle St Hilaire (Hunter, Angie, Taylor), Danielle Lopes (Mickey, Allycia, Nate), David St Hilaire, Shelly St Hilaire (Dylan, Faith), Shirley Scandore, (Rick, Nate).

She also leaves her step-children Tammy Robare ( John, Christele, Leon, Auryiana), Chuck Robare (Penny, Hunter, Conner), Debbie Campbell (Tim, Justin, Rebecca, Sara, Jenna), Bobbie Robare (Cindy, BobbiJean, Jordan, Brianna), and Kristie Newton, (Marc, Joshua, Kaylee, Kaitlyn)

Lynn is also survived by her loving brothers Norman Craig (Carol), Bruce Craig (Hollie), Hal Craig (Lonnie) and Wayne Craig (Karen) and several nieces and nephews whom she cherished. She leaves behind many special friends.

Lynn attended elementary school in St Lambert until she moved to Ridgewood NJ where she attended grades 5-12. She later attended Phoenix School of Design in Manhattan NY.

Lynn moved to Montreal where she resided for ten years raising her three children before moving to Vermont.

She began her young professional years as a Home Baker in Ridgewood NJ and later for a Fabric Mill in Midland Park designing fabric and wall paper. In her later years she worked at IBM until she and her husband Butch bought the Harbor Store and ran for 19 years before retiring.

Her love for her husband and her kids was her pride and joy in life. She loved her years on Holiday Point at their cottage spending all her time making wonderful memories with family and friends. She loved nature especially her animals. Her hobbies were spending time in her gardens, barbecuing on her deck, hooking, crafting, painting, quilting, and cooking. Lynn loved life and cherished all her life had to offer.

She will be remembered for her love of life, strength and kindness towards all.

There will be a graveside service at Jerusalem Cemetery in North Hero on Saturday, April 23rd at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at North Hero United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Lynn to Grand Isle Rescue, Rr 1 Box 407 Grand Isle VT 05458 or North Hero Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 132 North Hero VT 05474.

There will be a full obituary on The Kidder Memorial Home website with service arrangements:

This obituary was originally published on, which ceased operation in September 2019. The death notice is archived on this website with the permission of the publisher.
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