Barbara Robillard

Obituary of Barbara Robillard


     Barbara J. Robillard, 86, a resident of Houghton passed away Friday evening May 19, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a patient for the past ten days.

     She was born in Hancock, on August 13, 1930, to Einard and Katherine (Miller) Saari. She was a graduate of the Hancock High School with the class of 1947.  

     On July 16, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Robillard.  

     Barbara enjoyed baking, gardening, puzzles, reading, coffee visits with her good friend Colletta Rose.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, her sister Norma Champion and her brother Allen Saari.

     Surviving are: 

          Her children: Mary (David) Kuure of Houghton 

                              Dr. Lawrence (Diane) Robillard of Augusta, GA

                              Nancy (Chuck) LaPointe of Lawrence, KA

          Her beloved grandchildren: 

                   Alex LaPointe, Jeff (Kristin Arola) Kuure, Heather (Jason) Homa, Katri (Dan) O’Neill, Allison Robillard, Blair (Jonathon) Shealy & Haley Robillard.

          Her great grandchildren: Sawyer & Baxter Homa, Oliver, Arlyn, Tuula O'Neill and Cecil Kuurola.

          A special Niece; Barbara Trudgen

      As requested no service will be held for Babara.

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     The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton have been assisting the family with the arrangements.