GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

September 27, 2012

Robin E. Anasazi, 60


Kennebunk, Maine (formerly of Gloucester) — Robin E. Anasazi completed a rich, full life on September 13, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice after a two year journey through Ovarian Cancer. Robin chose quality of life by using natural means to walk through this disease. She did it courageously and with a great Spirit!

Robin was born in Amityville, N.Y., and resided in several places along the Northeast coast. She made Maine her home over these last five years with her loving partner of 17 years, Marsie Silvestro and their two cats.

Robin had a passion for and trained in alternative and complementary medicine. She was a flower essence practitioner, herbalist, and IRLEN practitioner, Reiki Master, yoga teacher, Colorworks and Aura Soma consultant and a licensed social worker. She also worked as a substance abuse counselor at Project RAP and HES in Beverly for many years.

Robin loved to travel and learn about different cultures. She worked as a medical social worker in Appalachia, cut and harvested rice in Taiwan and frequently visited her beloved Santa Fe, N.M. Native American Spirituality and wisdom became a very important part of her life. Her being in nature and in her garden gave her complete solace and inspiration for her writing and art.

Robin published her first book “Deep Within the Heart of All Being: Tree Wisdom: Messages from the Soul Garden” in 2011. Her second book “Weaving A Pathway of Light: My Journey with the Ancestors” is being published posthumously and will be given out at her memorial. She was also recently published in the 2013 edition of We Moon “On the Other Side.”

She leaves behind her partner Marsie Silvestro; her two cats, Ariella and Feather of Kennebunk, Maine; her parents, Rita and Rocco Masiello of Camden, Maine; her sister and brother-in-law Janet and Jim Moore of Bodega Bay, Calif. Her brother-in-laws, Joseph Silvestro and Steve Coad of San Francisco, Calif., and her sister-in-law, Wini Silvestro of East Haven, Conn. She is predeceased by her brother Richard Masiello.

Robin wishes to extend a grateful and open heart to all her friends in Gloucester and Kennebunk, and the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough, Maine, who were the “wind beneath her wings” during these past two years.

She has asked that you extend extra tending loving care to her partner Marsie Silvestro, an amazing gift of grace and a great honor to have shared precious moments in time through a beautiful and challenging life.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Celebration of Robin’s Life will be held on Saturday, October. 13, at Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in Portsmouth, N.H., at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

Donations in her name may be made to: the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Gosnell Memorial Hospice, Scarborough, Maine.