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Robert "Robin" Harbinson

Obituary for Robert "Robin" Harbinson

May 4, 1941 - March 29, 2021
Kingston, New Hampshire | Age 79


Robert "Robin" Harbinson, 79, of Kingston, NH, passed away at the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House on March 29, 2021. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 4, 1941, he was a son of the late Robert and Violet (Dickson) Harbinson. He shared 48 years of marriage with his wife, Shirley (Hoyt) Harbinson.

Robin was raised in Northern Ireland and in his younger years, he was a military policeman in the Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve. He eventually moved to the United States in 1968. Robin raised his family in Lawrence, MA. By day he was a tradesman, machinist, most notably working for Crown, Cork & Seal in Lawrence. By night he was a country singer, professionally known as Rob Holliday (also known as "The Irish Cowboy"). He performed for years all over New England, though most often in the Southern NH and Northern MA areas.

Robin is survived by his wife, Shirley Harbinson of Kingston, NH; his son, Mark Harbinson and wife Suzan of Goffstown, NH; his daughter, Lisa Scarelli of Chester, NH; three grandsons, Matthew Harbinson of Goffstown, NH, Sean Smeltzer and husband Jared of Dallas, TX and Jake Scarelli of Chester, NH; two step-granddaughters, Emily Seymour and husband Horace of Nashua, NH and Erica Therrien of Manchester, NH; two great-grandchildren, Ryder and Kaiden Therrien of Manchester, NH; three brothers, Victor Harbinson and wife Christine of England, John Harbinson and wife Christine of Northern Ireland, and Alan Harbinson and wife Pamela also of Northern Ireland.

Robin's visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Monday, April 5th at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH. Due to current restrictions guests are respectfully requested to wear face coverings and observe social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robin's memory may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or the Parkinson's Foundation

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243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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