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Cousino, Eleanor

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Eleanor Ruth (Roby), a resident of Roslindale, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 59.  Born in Brookline, she was the daughter of Herbert L. and Edna J. (Brooks) Roby.  She was the loving mother of Andrew and his wife Janice of Roslindale and the late Keith Cousino.  Dear sister of Herbert “Lee” Roby, Jr. and his late wife Donnamae of Randolph, Scott Roby and his wife Karen of Jamaica Plain, Lisa Dankers and her husband Dave, Bobby Coughlin and his wife Tina, and Bobbi-Jo Johnson, all of Wareham.  Caring Auntie to many nieces and nephews.  Fabulous Nanny, sister-in-law, Maja, second mom, and friend to so many others.

   Longtime employee of Angell Animal Medical Center/MSPCA.  Eleanor was known as warm, loving, and welcoming.  Once you met her, you had a friend for life.
   Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, February 25 from 4 to 8PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale.  A service is scheduled for Monday, February 26 at 10AM at the funeral home followed by interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston.
   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eleanor’s memory to MSPCA/Angell Animal Medical Center or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Stacey Eblan
    February 23rd, 2018 | 11:26 am

    Condolences to the family.

  2. Scott Roby
    February 23rd, 2018 | 11:26 am

    My beloved Sis, you meant the world to me. I love you for you were the one who kept me in check. Rest in peace with all the angels for you were one class act angel. Love you forever.

  3. Shana Cohen
    February 23rd, 2018 | 12:03 pm

    Although I only met Eleanor a couple of times, I could tell right from the start that she was one of the sweetest people I was ever going to meet. I am grateful to have met her. I am sending my love and condolences to her family and friends. It’s heartbreaking to lose someone who was such a genuine and loving person.

  4. Carolyn & Eileen
    February 23rd, 2018 | 12:25 pm

    Eileen and I were so saddened to hear the loss of Eleanor. We have many great memories of her ….. my thoughts and prays are with her family at this time and especially to Andrew who she adored!

    Rip Eleanor

  5. Meagan Brooks
    February 23rd, 2018 | 12:52 pm

    Rest in peace auntie. You were cherished by so many! I hope you and Keith are sharing a Heineken right now!!

  6. Nancy Lederman
    February 23rd, 2018 | 2:02 pm

    My sincere condolences to all of Eleanor’s family for the tragic loss of a very special and loving woman. I knew Eleanor for 15 years and chatting almost daily with her through Angell and will never forget her laugh when we would discuss our age as we shared similar birthdays. She will be truly missed each and every day yet her voice will be remembered dearly with all who dealt with her throughout the years. All my prayers to her darling son Andrew and her many loving family members.

  7. Stephen Bisbee
    February 23rd, 2018 | 3:28 pm

    My condolences to lee roby and family

  8. Jeanne
    February 23rd, 2018 | 4:00 pm

    The kindest, most generous person who loved her Andrew and Keith and her new daughter in law, along with her extended family. Everyone loved Eleanor, always a smile and never too busy to listen if you had a bad day. How I will miss our talks and your warm smile. RIP ❤️

  9. Jean Hodgkins
    February 23rd, 2018 | 9:23 pm

    My heart is with you during this time of sorrow. Peace to your mother Andrew.

  10. Sarah LaManna
    February 24th, 2018 | 7:41 am

    Deep sympathy to her family. She was such a loving, and caring woman. My heart goes out to all those lucky enough to have known her.

  11. Stephen Bisbee
    February 24th, 2018 | 11:59 am

    Sorry for your loss

  12. Mary Ellen Gambon
    February 24th, 2018 | 12:07 pm

    Dear Andrew, Janice and Family:

    I am heartbroken to hear of your loss. What an amazing woman taken from this earth far too soon. Andrew, her light shines through you always, and I know she is so proud of you. My deepest condolences to all of her family and her and their many friends. We are here for you.

    Love always,
    Mary Ellen

  13. Lisa and Deb
    February 24th, 2018 | 8:46 pm

    Andrew and Janice, I hope the love and support from your family and friends, including us, helps you through this time. You are in our hearts and prayers.

  14. Paula Crawford Nelson
    February 24th, 2018 | 9:36 pm

    Rest in peace my cousin, Eleanor. Heartfelt condolences to her family.

  15. Anne Marie De De Barros Miller
    February 24th, 2018 | 10:18 pm


    I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace.


  16. Annette Therrien
    February 25th, 2018 | 2:20 pm

    Although I never met Eleanor, I want to extend my sympathies to the family. Her son, Andrew, has worked at our school this year, and it sounds like she’s to thank for his positive, fun-loving, community-oriented personality. Times like these are never easy, but hopefully good friends & family will help make everyone thankful for what they still have…including memories of their loved ones.

  17. February 27th, 2018 | 10:22 am

    I just found out the news this morning and I’m so heartbroken and shocked to hear the news, as well as other from FPAH.
    Always a pleasure speaking with Eleanor and becoming friends over the phone through our work calls.
    Although we never had the pleasure of meeting, we would catch up with work and check in to see how the other was doing, giving you the personal feel as though you were long lost friends.
    She was always so helpful and knowledgeable, and always had a solution or would find one for you.
    You will be greatly missed my friend. Heaven just got another Angel. Peace to the family.

  18. Debbie Cooper
    March 2nd, 2018 | 7:14 pm

    The last time I saw you was at Janice and Andrews wedding. You were beaming and so proud. I will never forget how you helped Janice through my divorce. I’m so glad I got to know you we would had some fun times celebrating our children. I need you to look down on us and let me know you are ok. I’m truly going to miss you

    Debbie Cooper

  19. Thomas Lynch
    March 2nd, 2018 | 9:09 pm

    Andrew we are very sorry for the loss of your mom.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tom, Annie &

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