NEWPORT – Hazel Violet Robichaud, 89, passed away Feb. 21, 2010, at a Bangor hospital after surgery for a broken hip. She was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Masardis, a daughter of Clarence and Lillie (Burleigh) Rockwell. When Hazel was very young the family moved to Exeter where she attended school and later moved to Westbrook. During the early part of World War II, she was employed in the machine shop at Portland Shipyard. Hazel and a friend took a trip south, where her brother was stationed in Mississippi. In 1948 she married Alvah Robichaud and they were married for 58 years. She enjoyed playing the guitar at her church. She is survived by her son, Jerry of Newport; two daughters, Jean Lobdell and Nancy Harmon, both of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Ida Szotek of Westbrook; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Feb. 25, 2006; a son, Carl Litchfield; and several sisters and a brother. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Thursday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport. Spring graveside funeral and committal services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist the family with expenses, care of the funeral home. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.