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Robin L. Hackett
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“I dropped 'The Wick' when I read of Robin's death. She was a housemate, friend, actress, bright light, full of laughter and whit and I'm in shock. ...Read More »
1 of 74 | Posted by: Barbara Bouton Snyder - friend

“I knew Robin at Hartwick College where we often acted together in short plays and scene study class. She was a wonderful presence on stage and a joy...Read More »
2 of 74 | Posted by: Robert Maley - Charlottesville, VA

“I was looking through facebook tonight, and saw a comment Robin (eLeri) wrote to something several months ago, and it brought her passing right back....Read More »
3 of 74 | Posted by: Bill Studdiford - North Greenbush, NY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and Tom at this difficult time. ”
4 of 74 | Posted by: DeniseRrudolph - Scotia, NY

“Sally and family,I was so sad to read of Robin's death. I was away for a few days, and saw the Gazette when I returned.My sincerest condolences to...Read More »
5 of 74 | Posted by: Mary Ann Sinnenberg - Scotia, NY

“Robin, you were one of the very first people I met when I arrived at college, and you were always in or near my biggest circle of friends. I had been...Read More »
6 of 74 | Posted by: Jack Vietas - MA

“My dear Robin.... thank you for being a part of my life. So many great college memories, so much laughter. And truly amazing that I was able to...Read More »
7 of 74 | Posted by: Jay Perrotte - Ravena, NY

“My deepest Sympathy to you and your family Sally. I didn't know Robin but if she is anything like you, she was a wonderful and caring person. ”
8 of 74 | Posted by: Rita Machin - Schenectady, NY

“I met Robin when she moved from the Chemistry Lab to the Central office of the Department of Environmental Conservation. We were in one training...Read More »
9 of 74 | Posted by: Pamela J. Brown - Cohoes, NY

“Although still young, Robin showed such grace, wisdom and wit in every situation I ever saw her. It was always a pleasure to talk with her. ...Read More »
10 of 74 | Posted by: Rocky Bonsal - Niskayuna, NY

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. The news of losing one of our classmates is so sad and truely shows us how fragile life is. ”
11 of 74 | Posted by: Lisa (Jansen) Day - Burnt Hills, NY

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. The news of lossing one of our classmates is so sad and truely shows us how fragile life is. ”
12 of 74 | Posted by: Lisa (Jansen) Day - Burnt Hills, NY

“Too soon, you left us too soon. Your brilliant smile and beautiful face will be remembered. We loved you, and never told you enough. Danabren & Hans ”
13 of 74 | Posted by: Leah & Bryan Lloyd - Lancaster, PA

“My thoughts are with all Robin's family and dear friends at this time. It was too soon to lose her. ”
14 of 74 | Posted by: Rebecca (Killeen) Brown

“May her memory be a blessing to everyone who knew her. i will miss you. ”
15 of 74 | Posted by: Kirsten Houseknecht - PA - friend

“Robin has always been a wonderful friend and a enthusiastic teacher for me. She had a great gift; that of really listening then giving some of the...Read More »
16 of 74 | Posted by: Deb Dorsey aka Deirdre - Scotia, NY

“Sally and Tom, Robin was a nice and sweet person and I will miss our long conversations. She made me feel welcome when I started volunteering at...Read More »
17 of 74 | Posted by: Felecia Wescott - Schenectady, NY

“Praying for Family And Friends. Remembering what a Lovely girl Robin was, and I know she Is blessed to be with her God. Many Blessings, Sonya ”
18 of 74 | Posted by: Sonya (Cardi) Young - NC

“We only met fleetingly, but her grace and kindness truly meant the world to us. We wish you all much love at the passing of such a kind and gracious...Read More »
19 of 74 | Posted by: Chantal and John - Hyde Park, NY

“So sooty to hear about robin. I graduated from burnt hills wih robin. I remember her being a very sweet person. Thinking of her family during this...Read More »
20 of 74 | Posted by: Pepper "Schwartz" lisieski - Avon, NY

“We became Robin and Tom's neighbors 7 years ago, after we purchased and moved into Robin's mother's house, just two doors down... As in most urban...Read More »
21 of 74 | Posted by: Anne-Marie Serre and Jason Keith - NY

“Robin was one of my earliest childhood friends on Willow Lane. I will remember her from Pashley School, performing the lead in Lil Abner her senior...Read More »
22 of 74 | Posted by: Anne Lindyberg - Rochester, NY

“Robin was one of the most gracious, kind and gentle souls I have ever known. I first met her many years ago in the SCA, and I was honored to be her...Read More »
23 of 74 | Posted by: Elizabeth Dunhom - Easton, PA

“Tom I am so sorry for your lost, my condolences go out to you and Robin's family......blessings to you all ”
24 of 74 | Posted by: Camesha Hill - Albany, NY

“Sally: I can't imagine what you and your family are going through loosing a child and sibling. I remember Robin growing up on Willow Lane along...Read More »
25 of 74 | Posted by: Carolyn DeWeese - Salem, NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family ”
26 of 74 | Posted by: Dennis Greenaway aka Denys the Decadent - PA

“My time at NYSDEC is highlighted by the couple of years my desk was next to Robin's. Every day she would greet me with a smile, and we would talk...Read More »
27 of 74 | Posted by: Kiera Thompson - Albany, NY

“I am very sorry to learn of Robin's passing. She was a kind, spirited and very talented person. I recently had learned of her illness. My...Read More »
28 of 74 | Posted by: John Kuster - Pelham, NY

“As we pick the loveliest flowers from our gardens, so God picks the lovliest flowers from HIS and he chose Robin. I have known Robin since she was...Read More »
29 of 74 | Posted by: Jackie Warner - Winter Park, FL

“Robin was one of the most lovely and gracious people I've ever known. I know she's somewhere where there are friends and family, warmth, laughter,...Read More »
30 of 74 | Posted by: Derek McNiff - Boston, MA

“Looking back to my first encounter, I recall Robin, eLeri, Baroness of Concordia, where, presiding over court, her quick wit and banter with Baron...Read More »
31 of 74 | Posted by: John Munn - Troy, NY - Friend

“I wrote this to my colleages and friends at work, (DEC), where I had the priviledge of reconnecting with Robin through the last several years. She...Read More »
32 of 74 | Posted by: Dennis Pokrzywka - Burnt Hills NY, NY

“Though I wish I had known Robin (eLeri) better, I have always admired her grace and friendliness. She was never too busy for a warm greeting, and her...Read More »
33 of 74 | Posted by: Susan Kell (Ygraine) - Natick, MA

“On behalf of the Class of 1983 at BHBL - A wonderful classmate, very involved and friend to many. Best to all Robin's loved ones - God bless and...Read More »
34 of 74 | Posted by: Scott Germain - Burnt Hills, NY

“Tom... I am so very sorry for your loss. She will continue to live on in your heart and watch over you. ”
35 of 74 | Posted by: Christine Garhartt - Colonie, NY

“I remember many years ago, when we were in our 20's Robin came with two other friends to Syracuse to see a Rolling Stones concert. I was living there...Read More »
36 of 74 | Posted by: M'elle Pirri-Lee - Glen, NY

“I'm so glad I got to know Robin! Taking care of her and getting to know her was a great joy. Thank you Robin for enriching my life! R.I.P. my friend. ”
37 of 74 | Posted by: Linda Parker - Schenectady, NY

“Robin was always quit with a smile even if she was advising me not to go through with a bonehead plan. Working with Robin was a joy and her light fun...Read More »
38 of 74 | Posted by: john haren - high bridge, NJ

“I truly believe that I am a better person for knowing her. She inspired everyone with her wit and her smile. ”
39 of 74 | Posted by: Michel - Braintree, MA - Friend

“Robin had a great sense of humor and could find the silver lining or a laugh in the late night hours while studying in Miller Hall at Hartwick. Robin...Read More »
40 of 74 | Posted by: Rick Baum - Arlington, VT

“Robin was one of my very first friends and we spent many hours together on Willow Lane. I have nothing but fond, wonderful memories of her. I was...Read More »
41 of 74 | Posted by: Linda Felczak Hunt - Charlton, NY

“To Robin's family and to Tom: my deepest and most sincere condolences. I remember her beautiful smile and sweet kindness. She was truly a...Read More »
42 of 74 | Posted by: Vanessa Jonsson Gilmore - NY

“Condolances to all those closest to Robin, be they family or dear and lifetime friends. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. ...Read More »
43 of 74 | Posted by: Penny Supina - Schenectady, NY

“I am deeply sorry for your loss. She really was a one-of-a-kind person!! ”
44 of 74 | Posted by: Jennifer Haley (frigga) - NY

“I am greatly affected by her passing. And although I did not spend as much time with Robin as I would have liked, whenever life conspired for us to...Read More »
45 of 74 | Posted by: Jen Haley - Saratoga Springs, NY

“'Such a warm and generous spirit! Her graceful (and brave) nature touched me, and I am better for having felt it. Thank you, Robin. You will be...Read More »
46 of 74 | Posted by: Elizabeth Strum (Elisabeth Greenleaf) - NY

“I am deeply saddened by Robin's passing. I will miss her greatly. Robin had a way of making people feel welcome by giving the best greetings. She...Read More »
47 of 74 | Posted by: Brian Starke - Delanson, NY

“Robin was smart, beautiful, talented - I always picture her beautiful smile and joyous laugh. My sympathies to all of her family and loved ones. I...Read More »
48 of 74 | Posted by: Kathleen Homic Rogan - TN

“I remember Robins, enthutiasm and passion for the theatre, there was never a production that she was not involved in during school. My deepest...Read More »
49 of 74 | Posted by: Crystal Rowledge - balla vista, AR

“I am sorry I didn't know Robin. I did know her brother Curt in school. My deepest sympathies go out to her all of her loved ones. ”
50 of 74 | Posted by: Lisa (Van Pelt) Bauer - Laconia, NH

“I have fond memories of Robin from HS at BH-BL and am shocked to learn of her passing. My heart goes out to her family and Tom...my deepest...Read More »
51 of 74 | Posted by: Felicia Benson-Kraft - Maywood, NJ

“Sweet Lady, take your ease in the arms of the Angels. You've earned your rest. We, whose lives you touched, are better for the knowing. A more fun &...Read More »
52 of 74 | Posted by: Heather Moss - Hudson Falls, NY

“You are my Diva, my Goddess, and person I want to be when I grow up. You will forever be the positive voice in my head and for that I can never...Read More »
53 of 74 | Posted by: Becca Damour - Albany, NY

“I only knew Robin as eLeri, through SCA events and correspondence, and every one of my memories is of fun conversations on many an interesting topic....Read More »
54 of 74 | Posted by: Alayne - Kingston, NY - friend

“Robin literally taught me courtesy, and not just by her example. We debated the term itself, and I have come to cherish her definition: gladly...Read More »
55 of 74 | Posted by: T.C. Clare (Tristan le Chanticler) - PA

“I did not know Robin well or for very long but she made me feel like a friend. For the time that I knew her, I was touched by her kindness. I never...Read More »
56 of 74 | Posted by: A. Yeboah - Albany, NY

“My heart is aching for your loss. I wrote Robin a letter that likely came too late, but I hope it brings some comfort to Tom and her family. For...Read More »
57 of 74 | Posted by: Eileen & Mark Miller, aka Lina & Bedawyr - NC

“Where do I begin... we shared some many special times in high school. Field Hockey, long hours on Sweetman Rd., a million cats running around your...Read More »
58 of 74 | Posted by: Barbara Beninati-Yablon - Katonah, NY

“"Eyes are the mirror of the soul." Robin's eyes always smiled first and served to light the exchange. The light is out, the exchange over, and the...Read More »
59 of 74 | Posted by: Wayne (Pierre de Tours) Spinaci - NY

“I first met Mistress eLeri several years ago through the SCA ~ she was an amazing woman then with her warm giving spirit, quick wit and generous...Read More »
60 of 74 | Posted by: Shelley McKinnon - Schylerville, NY

“Your infectious smile will always burn bright, guiding the way and bringing comfort to others. You were a very special gift to this world and we are...Read More »
61 of 74 | Posted by: Claire Siconolfi / Isabel Chamberlaine - NY

“Sweeter, gentler ladies you will seldom find. She fought the hard fight my late husband fought. Rest in peace, Robin. Rest from your hard battle,...Read More »
62 of 74 | Posted by: Ana Keveney - Jackson Heights, NY

“My deepest condolences on your loss - she was an inspiration to us all. Lisa Evans (Mistress Sarah Davies) ”
63 of 74 | Posted by: Lisa Evans - Easthampton, MA

“Leri, there was never a time you did not have a welcoming smile or an encouraging word to those around you. You didn't look at people and see...Read More »
64 of 74 | Posted by: Shannon Mulstay - GUILDERLAND, NY

“Robin was a rare soul...she never held back when asked to give of her time, energy, and other gifts. Yet no matter how many responsibilities she had...Read More »
65 of 74 | Posted by: Susan J. O'Dee - Highland, NY

“Robin (eLeri) was a friend and inspiration. Beautiful, inspiring, witty, the epitome of graciousness. In teh SCA we have a term, "Peer Like Qualities...Read More »
66 of 74 | Posted by: Ernie Martinez - Danbury, CT

“I will forever cherish my memories of Robin. High School.... theater... SCA... biker show tunes at Roses. You will live on through all of us you have...Read More »
67 of 74 | Posted by: Rob Williams - schenectady, NY

“I was not a very close friend of Robin's but I did know and regularly see and speak with her for more than two decades. In all that time, I never...Read More »
68 of 74 | Posted by: Maria Foss a/k/a Marea - NY

“This woman was one of the most beautiful, kind, encouraging people I knew. She was an inspiration to so many... and she will continue to inspire. She...Read More »
69 of 74 | Posted by: Laura Munn - Rensselaer, NY

“I knew Robin's mom before I knew her, but during all the years we were connected in the SCA we were much closer than I ever was with her mom. I will...Read More »
70 of 74 | Posted by: Hilary Buckland - Schenectady, NY

“I will cherish Robin in my heart always. She was always an amazing friend and a true inspiration. Such an awesome woman who I am sure is in Heaven...Read More »
71 of 74 | Posted by: Ken Anders - Windermere,, FL

“I don't think I ever saw her without a smile. Robin was one of the kindest souls I have ever met. When I was young and new in the SCA, I learned so...Read More »
72 of 74 | Posted by: Virginia Bennett

“Robin will be sorely missed and never forgotten. She touched so many lives and so many hearts, both as Robin Hackett and as Mistress eLeri. ”
73 of 74 | Posted by: Melissa Schuman

“I will always remember her as being quick with a smile and always willing to help. As another friend said, you'd couldn't go wrong pointing to her...Read More »
74 of 74 | Posted by: Bill Toscano - Glens Falls, NY


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Robin L. Hackett, 46, died Friday, October 19, 2012 at her home in Schenectady surrounded by her loving family. Born in Syracuse, Robin is the daughter of Sally Lewis Farrell and the late Glenn C. Hackett. A graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Robin received her Bachelors degree from Hartwick College and also attended Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Robin worked as a chemist for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and also the NYS Department of Health for the past 19 years. Robin was a member of the congregation at Burnt Hills Baptist Church, the Schenectady Civic Players and the Society for Creative Anachronism. Robin is the beloved daughter of Sally (Lewis) Farrell of Clifton Park, the late Glenn C. Hackett and beloved step-daughter of the late Ted Farrell. Besides her mother, Robin is survived by long-time companion, Thomas R. Justin, II of Schenectady; her siblings; Glenn "Curt" Hackett Jr. (Laurie) of Bristow, VA, Wendy S. Hackett of Orlando, FL, Laurie A. Begnaud (André) of Schenectady and Christopher R. Farrell of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews Carolynn Hackett, Benjamin Hackett, René Begnaud and Cassandra Begnaud. A Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-8pm at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady . A memorial service for Robin will be held Wednesday, October 24 at 2 pm at the funeral home, Inurnment will take place at Vale Cemetery in Schenectady. A reception will follow at Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church Street, Schenectady. In lieu of flowers contributions in Robin's name can be made to the Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, the Burnt Hills Baptist Church, 193 Kingsley Rd. Burnt Hills, NY 12027 or to Community Hospice 1411 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12308. Robin's family would like to thank Doctor Tai and the staff at N.Y.O.H in Rexford and the staff at Ellis Health Center for their loving care.