Erik T. Robinson

Erik T. Robinson, 49, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was the loving husband of Jennifer (Cook) Robinson for over 18 years. Born November 24, 1964, he grew up in East Hampton, CT where he spent many afternoons skating at the cranberry bog and was an active Boy Scout member throughout his childhood. Erik graduated from Xavier High School in Middletown as well as The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. An Alumni 'Lifer,' Erik's Holy Cross days were among his most treasured times and he loved to relive those days through stories. Shortly thereafter, Erik was accepted into one of the country's top chemistry Ph.D. programs at Purdue University. After a year, he decided to move back East to work in the family business and then eventually move on to McPhee Electric in Farmington where he remained. Throughout his life, Erik enjoyed learning about the finer things such as wine, cigars and scotch. He loved cooking, bowling, movies, college football and being at home with his family and three cats. In addition to his wife, Jennifer, who will miss him dearly, he leaves behind his "proudest accomplishments," his children, Emily (14) and Kevin (13), his beloved mother Louise (Sciutti) Robinson of East Hampton, father Gary Robinson and his wife Dolores of New Britain, his sister, Kris Robinson of East Hampton, mother-in-law Sandra Charland and her husband Henry, father-in-law Henry Cook, Jr. all of Newington and sister-in-law Jacqueline Cook of Wethersfield. His funeral service will begin on Saturday, January 18th at 10:30 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Newington. He will be laid to rest privately in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Newington Memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Erik T. Robinson Scholarship Fund c/o 35 Stuart St., Newington, CT 06111. To share a note of sympathy, please visit us at

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Published in The Hartford Courant from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2014