Clarence E. Robinson(1924 - 2013)

Clarence E. Robinson, 88, of East Hampton, beloved husband of Frances (Zawisza) Robinson died Saturday, January 19th at Middlesex Hospital. Born October 21, 1924 in East Hampton, he was the son of the late, Lionel and Naomi (Anderson) Robinson. Clarence was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served as a Watertender Second Class on the USS Enright, "The Donald Duck", DE-216-APD66. He was awarded the American Theater Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Medal with 1 Star, the Victory Medal and the European-African Theater Medal. He was a member of the Fowler Dix Park Post #5095 VFW in East Hampton. He was retired from EIS in Middletown where he had worked in maintenance, and he also worked for Wall's Dairy in East Hampton for 20 years. Besides his loving wife he is survived by his son, Lionel S. Robinson II of East Hampton, two daughters, Marcella Alberti and her husband Peter of Durham, Susan Chamis and her husband Doug of Coral Springs FL, a sister, Ruth Neudecker of East Haddam, four grandchildren, Naomi Landry and her husband Craig, Cassandra Chamis, Frances Monk, and Ty Alberti, two great grandchildren, Joseph and Peter Monk, many nieces and nephews and an honorary grandson Bryan Branon and honorary granddaughter, Ashley Grenon. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lionel E. Robinson and Richard D. Robinson. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Middlesex Hospital CCU and Hospice Units for the loving care they gave to Clarence during his illness. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 23rd at 11AM in St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. Burial will follow in Rock Landing Cemetery in Haddam Neck. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Protector of Animals, P.O. Box 24, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. To leave online condolences please visit

Published in The Middletown Press on Jan. 22, 2013