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Roberta "Robin" Mandile

Roberta "Robin" Mandile
  • March 28, 1941 - November 6, 2022
  • Lynnfiled, Massachusetts

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“To all who were graced by her presence & in all of her many capacities, Dolly stood out from then crowd. Although tiny in physique, her aura was...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Laura Young - Work

“Robin was kind enough to provide her ballet studio to our adult ballet group under Marge, her dear friend. We all spent many happy times together...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Johanna Bohoy - Other

“I can still hear Miss Robin... "pointe those toes!" She was a wonderful teacher and mentor throughout my life. A beautiful soul. Rest In Peace...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Alison McEachern Cahill - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I remember her fondly. (former sister-in-law) ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Rita Shishido - Family

“Robin was a beautiful lady and will be dearly missed. She was lucky to have such a wonderful family. My condolences to Tommy, Bobby and the entire...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Vivian Gustafson - Friend

“Sad day. Always loved you Dolly. See you on the other side. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Dennis Gentile - Friend

“I am so sad to see that "my coffee-time friend" of many years ago has died! She and I met at the Howard Johns-on's on Rte 128 on several mornings...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Frances M Noone

“With our deepest sympathy from Ave Maria Parish, St. Maria Goretti and Our Lady of the Assumption church, staff, parishioners, and the Ministry of...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: MINISTRY OF cONSOLATION - PEABODY, MA


Roberta "Dolly" "Robin" (Adair) Mandile ~Lynnfield, Ma

Robin J. (Adair) Mandile passed away peacefully on November 6th at the age of 81 surrounded by loved ones after a long illness. Robin was the beloved wife of 51 years of the late Thomas Michael Mandile, Jr. Robin is survived by those whom she considered her greatest gifts: her son Robert (Bob) Mandile and his wife Jennifer of Lynnfield, her son Tom Mandile and his wife Brenda of Winchester, her sister-in -law Maryanne and her husband Robert Mazaka of Wilmington, her niece Kimberly Angeli of Salt Lake City Utah, and her PRIDE AND JOY ~ her 5 grandchildren: Christine, Ann Marie, Irene, William and Ryan.

Robin and her late twin brother "Butch" were born on March 28, 1941 to their beloved parents, Bob & Emma (Marino) Adair. Robin grew up in Malden MA and graduated from Malden High School. Her family was well known in Malden for the Robin Adair Diesel Engineering Business located on Broadway since 1921. Robin began her dance career in the Malden Studio of E. Virginia Williams~ Robin's teacher, mentor, friend and founder of the Boston Ballet. Robin's love of ballet and the arts was a cornerstone of her life. Robin was a former soloist with three major Ballet Companies including the Boston Ballet. She danced through Europe with the American Festival Ballet, and the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo in New York. Robin has also performed at Radio City Music Hall, on Broadway, and at the White House for the Apollo 8 astronauts. Her most favorite role was that of the Sugar Plumb Fairy in the Boston Ballet's production of the Nutcracker.

Robin retired from professional dance in 1970 to take on two of her most cherished roles: mother & teacher. While raising her two young sons, "Miss" Robin opened her own dance studio: The Robin Adair Studio of Dance in Manchester by the Sea. Robin went on to teach ballet in Manchester, Gloucester & Lynnfield for 40+ years. Every year she would take her students to see a performance of the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker. Robin's love of dance coupled with her kind and generous nature enriched the lives of countless children over the years. She will be greatly missed.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, corner of Grove & Salem Sts., Lynnfield on Monday, Nov 14 at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Sunday, Nov 13 from 1-4pm. Interment, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Boston Ballet (bostonballet.org).