Barbara Ann "Robin" Mesuda

August 16, 1961 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Barbara Ann Mesuda Obituary

  Barbara Ann “Robin” Mesuda, 62 of Poughkeepsie NY, loving wife, mother of 4 daughters, a business owner, and all-around amazing women, passed away with family and friends surrounding her with love on August 19, 2023, at Vassar Brothers Hospital.  Born on August 16, 1961, in Poughkeepsie, NY, she was the daughter of  Harold Houghtaling and late Barbara DeStefano.  Robin was a graduate of FD Roosevelt High School class of 1979.   Robin married her high school sweetheart, the love of her life, Martin Mesuda on October 20th, 1979, who survives at home. Robin stayed home to raise her 4 daughters, she was on the PTA, cheer coach, running all her girls in different directions and always smiled while doing it! In 2002 she opened M&M Self Storage and M&M Truck Rental with her husband, Martin. She spent the next 19 years owning and operating all her businesses and loved what she created. Robin loved seeing all her customers each day. She was loved by all, anyone who knew her, knew she always had a smile on her face and was just genuinely happy all the time. Robin spent her free time at her “Happy Place” Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She could be seen hanging by the pool or sitting on the ocean with a cocktail in hand. She was the life of the party, enjoyed dancing and having fun. Robin was also the best grandmother to her 2 grandchildren, they were her world, she wouldn’t miss any functions, and would change plans to make sure she was there, being the biggest cheerleader. She loved fiercely and had a heart of gold, and her family was everything to her. Robin is  survived by her husband, Martin Mesuda; her father Harold Houghtaling;  her 3 daughters and their spouses. Melissa Mesuda-Shaw (Matt Shaw) of Poughkeepsie NY, Michelle Mesuda (Robert Spaulding) of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Megan Tompkins (Shaun) of Pleasant Valley, NY. 2 grandchildren, Gianna and Anthony Shaw of Poughkeepsie, NY and a granddaughter arriving in October.  Besides her mother she was predeceased by her daughter Melinda Mia Mesuda.   The family would like to thank Vassar Brothers Nurses and Staff for their amazing support, love, and just genuine care for their patients.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday August 24, 2023, from 3pm to 7pm at Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, Inc.  39 So. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.  (845)452-1840.  Graveside services will be held at the family plot at St. Peters Cemetery on Friday August 25, 2023 at 10am.  To send online condolences please visit our website at

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August 24, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home
39 So. Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Graveside Service
August 25, 2023

10:00 AM
St Peter's Cemetery


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