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Gertrude "Trudy" Ann (Robertson) Newcomb

Gertrude "Trudy" Ann (Robertson) Newcomb
  • March 23, 1944 - January 22, 2020
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts

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“Trudy has always been the closest representation I've ever seen of an angel on earth. Having shed the burdens of her physical form, may she shine...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Deb Cooksey - Shrewsbury, MA

“RIP Trudy. Condolences and Prayers with the whole family. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: JOHN MURPHY - Marlborough, MA

“Trudy was an incredible person.Always a lady and so soft spoken.She has left a beautiful memory with me of her life with her children in how loving...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Starla Costello - Sydney - Family

“Will miss you so much. We had good times when you and MARTY visited. Wish it could have been more often. The world is not the same without you in...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Patricia McSharry - Las Vegas, NV

“I will miss Trudy's smile and kind demeaner very much. She was always very sweet to everybody and a joy to be around. My heart goes out to Jeanette...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kirsten Decker - Greenfield, MA

“So sorry for you loss. TRUDY was a sweet person. May God Bless her. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kay VIEARA - Cape Breton


Gertrude "Trudy" Ann (Robertson) Newcomb, 75, of Marlborough died Wednesday January 22, 2020 at Milford Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (MacDonald) Robertson from Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Trudy worked at Nanmac corp. in Holliston for over 40 years before her retirement in 2014.
Trudy always put other people first and loved spending time with her family, and the love of her life for the past 9 years, Martin Ploof of Hopkinton. Marty and Trudy travelled to Germany, Italy, Switzerland, took cruises to Alaska and Nova Scotia. Trudy and Marty also loved to spend time together laughing with each other, eating and drinking wine while playing cards and taking weekend trips to Maine.
Besides Marty, she is survived by her daughters, Jeanette (MacLellan) Sullivan and her husband Richard of Upton, Donna (MacLellan) Padula and her husband Marcus of Marlborough, Carol MacLellan and Paul Tunnera of Marlborough, her son, Kenneth MacLellan of Marlborough, her sister, Joan Krombholz and her husband Klaus of Vancouver, BC, her brothers, Donald Robertson of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Alan Robertson and his wife Margaret of Sydney, Nova Scotia, David (Phonse) Robertson and his wife Doreen of Toronto, Ontario, and Lawrence Robertson of Sydney, Nova Scotia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brenna Falconi of Marlborough, Shane Sullivan and his wife Daniela of Upton and Collin and Mia Tunnera, both of Marlborough as well as many nieces and nephews. Also Marty's family, Jennifer Kane and her husband Evan of Hopkinton, Julie Uthoff and her husband Jim of Uxbridge and their children.
Trudy was predeceased by her sister, Rosemary (Robertson) Smith and her brothers John (Jack) Robertson and Terrance Robertson.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 in the funeral home following visitation hours.
Trudy was well known as a compassionate, selfless, and endearing person who always saw the good in people. Trudy will live on in all the lives she has blessed. She will be truly missed. We love you more momma!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gertrude Newcomb to support cancer research and patient care to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or visit www.dana-farber.org/gift.