Robin Gail Monihan-Yoffa | Jamestown Press

Robin Gail Monihan-Yoffa, 66, of 40 Hamilton Ave., Jamestown, died Thursday, November 18, 2021.

She was the beloved wife and best friend of Joe Yoffa for 41 years. Born November 1, 1955 in Somers Point, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Joy Monihan. Robin grew up in Ocean City, NJ, where his love for water began.

Robin graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1979. She had a 30-year design career and owned her own business, Robin Monihan Interior Design. She passed the NCIDQ qualifying exam and had professional affiliations with ASID and IIDA. With every project she worked on, she brought care and attention to detail as if it were her own home, which she herself designed. She has made lasting impressions and friendships throughout her career.

Robin loved to be on the water with his family. She spent most of the summers on their boat, Bob (named after her father), fishing, lobster fishing and on harbor cruises around Narragansett Bay. Competitive at heart, Robin and Joe hosted an annual lobster competition with a trophy ceremony each season. She has competed in the 1.7-mile Save the Bay Swim eight times and has taken the time to train her daughter, who has joined her four times.

She was an ardent cook and animator – a gift she passed on to her daughter. Travel and food were an integral part of his life; she had a special place in her heart for the Bahamas. She had a keen eye and took the most beautiful photos capturing these experiences.

Robin was incredibly creative; she was a crossword enthusiast, voracious reader, and lively Patriots fan. Drawing inspiration from marine life, Robin was passionate about ceramics and exhibited her works in numerous art exhibitions with honorable mention. She loved to sew, make all of her daughter’s Halloween costumes and ball gowns.

She cherished her community and found ways to give back, whether that was volunteering as the Materials Coordinator for the Jamestown Playground in 1990 or serving in the PTO and the Chamber of Commerce. She was known to make the most phenomenal big sandwiches for fellow Habitat for Humanity volunteers. She was never afraid to roll up her sleeves and get dirty or hesitate to send a letter to the editor.

Above all, Robin loved to have fun with his family and friends. Overcoming adversity with a smile, she has always been the person you wanted by your side. She had a great sense of humor and was a real prankster. No matter how badly she was, she was always ready to help or offer advice (even if it was unsolicited). Her thoughtfulness, generosity and caring nature will live on in everyone she touched.

Robin is survived by her daughter Hannah, her husband Corey (Meierovics) and their son Arlo; siblings Michael and his wife Holly; Jeffrey and his partner Ellen (Grossman); niece and nephew, Lindsay and her husband Jeffrey (Stein) and their children, Charles, William and Catherine, Christopher and his wife, Andrea and their children, Maren and the late Renee Monihan; the in-laws, Edith and the late Yana (Yoffa); sister-in-law, Joyce and Barbara (Yoffa).

The family will celebrate Robin’s life later.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, 1184 E. Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.


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