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Wayne A. Robbins

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Wayne A. Robbins Obituary


Wayne A. "Skip" Robbins, 75 of Enfield, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 31, 2014. He was born in Hartford, and graduated from East Hartford High School. Skip served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for four years. He was employed by the State of Connecticut and then worked as a carpenter for J. Caruso and Sons for many years before retiring from C.H. Dexter in Windsor Locks. During his retirement years he enjoyed working with John Butler at Southern Auto. In his younger years, he was an avid bowler participating in three leagues and won several championships. He was a life long devoted Red Sox fan. He never missed watching "YAZ". But his greatest passion was following the UConn Men's Huskies Basketball team since the 50's. Skip had a great sense of humor and was a loving and caring father and a devoted husband. He loved going to the beach with his family and enjoyed his food. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Rebecca Gowdy Robbins. He also leaves his four children, Kelley Coughlin and her husband William of Agawam, MA; Timothy Robbins of Wethersfield, Christopher Robbins and his wife Jennifer of Agawam; and Jeffrey Robbins who lives at home. Skip leaves his three loving grandchildren, Felicia and Tyler Coughlin and Brody Robbins who were by his side caring for him throughout his illness. He leaves a sister, Gail Caruso and her husband, Albert of Stoddard, NH and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved keeshond, Lexie Lu. We'd like to give special thanks to our best friend, Diana Ramsdell, for all her loving kindness and support. We'd also like to thank the Walsh family for all their support and for all the wonderful meals they prepared. We would also like to thank Jerry Luke for his kindness. The Robbins Family would like to thank the Hospice Visiting Nurses/Aides for all their excellent care during this most difficult time for Skip. His family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. In lieu of flowers, all contributions can be made to Allied Rehabilitation Center, 3 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082 where Jeffrey attends. For expressions of sympathy, please visit us at leetestevens.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 2, 2014
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