SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Mary Robbins Covino, of 175 Seawall Rd., died peacefully at home Aug. 8, 2005. The only child of Grace Susan Strock Robbins and Chester Robbins, she was born Nov. 13, 1919. Mary grew up in Bridgeton, N.J., where she was the South Jersey girls’ tennis champion in 1937. She graduated from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa., in 1941 and taught in the Bridgeton public schools from 1941 to 1946. She earned postgraduate credits at Columbia Teachers College in New York City. Mary lived in Ocean Township, N.J. for 51 years before moving to Southwest Harbor in 2003. She was a homemaker and an elementary school teacher in Sea Bright, N.J., from 1963 to 1978. She also served as recording secretary for the Township of Ocean Library Association from 1973 to 2003. In addition, Mary held numerous volunteer positions in community organizations. Mary was a voracious reader, seamstress and master of crossword puzzles. Upon moving to Maine, she enjoyed regular participation in the monthly Manset book group. She was an original – and lifelong – fan of the New York Mets. Mary had a wonderful sense of humor. She was known to nearly everyone by her affectionate family nickname of “Moie”. Mary is survived by her husband of 57 years, J. Anthony Covino; her daughter, Susan Covino Buell; and son-in-law, John W. Buell of Southwest Harbor; her son, John A. Covino; and daughter-in-law, Susan T. Covino of Belle Mead, N.J.; and her six beloved granchildren, Todd, Elisabeth and Tim Buell, all of Southwest Harbor, Katy C. Poutasse of Austin, Texas and Brian and Daniel Covino, both of Belle Mead, N.J. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. John Episcopal Church, Main Street, Southwest Harbor. Friends who wish to may make donations to the Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor with specification of the gift for the Dolliver tennis courts. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.