Friends and relatives are remembering Richelle Robinson, 15, of Cambridge, for her active involvement in the community’s youth programs, intelligence, and talent for both singing and dancing.
Robinson, a student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, aspired to be an emergency medical technician, according to her obituary. She died after an apparent assault on July 22 while she was walking to a friend’s house — about two months shy of her 16th birthday on Sept. 10.
In her obituary, loved ones recalled the color purple as being Robinson’s favorite, and said she found joy in “doing nails and make-up.” During a memorial walk for the teen last week, many of those in attendance donned violet-hued attire in her honor.
Read the obituary for Robinson, shared by Keefe Funeral Home, below:
ROBINSON, Richelle A.,
July 23, 2018, of Cambridge. Richelle was a well-known and active member of the Cambridge Community participating in numerous programs offered to youth. She was a very smart young lady who wanted to become an Emergency Medical Technician when she grew up. She loved the color purple as well as doing nails and make-up. In Elementary and Middle School, Richelle became talented in singing and later moved onto dancing when she began High School at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. She would have celebrated her 16th birthday on September 10th. She was loved by many, and will be greatly missed.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1PM on Friday, August 3rd in the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 37 Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge. Relatives and Finds are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be Private.