Virginia “Ginie” Cassin


Virginia Robie Cassin, 96 beautiful years old, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020. Her last days and hours were spent in the peace and comfort of her apartment home at Northern Lakes Senior Living in Baxter, Mn. Five of Ginie’s eight children were gathered near her bedside. Her departure was sweet and without pain.

Ginie was born to Maude Hinckley Robie and Theodore Mead Robie on April 13th, 1924, in Beloit, Wisconsin. After a brief residence in Dallas, Texas, the family moved to Oak Park,Ill., just outside of Chicago. There she met and married her sweetheart, William A. ( Bill ) Cassin, who had just returned from WWII military duty in Europe.

After 90+ years in the Chicago area, Ginie joined her daughter, Sheila MacLaughlin, and sons Patrick and Sean Cassin in Minnesota. Her two years as part of the Northern Lakes community were comfortable and very enjoyable. Until the time Covid came along, Ginie enjoyed the friendship of many dear neighbors as well as the happiness of gathering with her extended family of children, grandchildren and great grandkids in the Brainerd Lakes area. She filled many lives with joy and love.

Ginie is survived by her eight children: Michael (Barbara) Cassin, Patrick Cassin, Sharon Cassin Frame, Sheila (Rick) MacLaughlin, Timothy (Marcia) Cassin, Sean Cassin, Brian (Donna) Cassin, and Kieran (Jeri) Cassin. Eighteen young adults will miss their grandma, as well as twenty six great grandkids.

Ginie was preceded in death by her husband Bill, parents Maude and Ted Robie, her brother Bill Robie, and her nephew, David Brown Robie.

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