Nancy O’Neill Robins, 78, passed away on July 25, 2021, at an Arlington, Virginia, hospital. She was born in Luray, Virginia, daughter of Leo Martin O’Neill of Richmond, Virginia, and Virginia Brumback O’Neill of Luray. She graduated from Luray High School and Madison College, Harrisonburg, Virginia. In 1967, she married Robert Wayne Robins of Gloucester, Virginia, son of Charles and Mary Robins of Zanoni, Virginia, and began their life together in Northern Virginia.
Nancy was a career educator and taught first grade for almost 40 years at the Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, where she was well beloved. She was a member of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Virginia, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the National Huguenot Society, Fraternal Order of Police (Chaplain, Fairfax Chapter), and the Elks Club of Fairfax. She was a part-time travel agent and enjoyed vacation travel with her husband, Bob. Their travels took them around the world and they took an annual trip to Aruba. Nancy also had a beautiful singing voice and cut several musical CDs to sell for various charities. Her signature song was Rainbow Connection.
Nancy was cremated and will be interred at Singleton Methodist Church Cemetery, Schley, Virginia, in the Robins family plot there. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bob, of Annandale Nursing Home; sister, Jane O’Neill of Falls Church, Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.