Milton R. Rollinson(1929 - 2014)

Milton R. Rollinson 1929-2014 POMFRET - Milton Rollinson passed away peacefully at home on February 13th. He was the son of Walter and Corrine (Lajeunesse) Rollinson. Born in Putnam on September 19th 1929, he was a graduate of Killingly High School, class of 1947 and attended URI. He served during the Korean War with 11th Airborne Div as a paratrooper in 503rd Company C. He was married on August 25, 1956 to M. Elizabeth Vileno in Providence, RI. He was employed by CEM Co (Spirol) as Sales Manager and left to become a self-employed Manufacturers' Representative in the 70's. He was a communicant at Most Holy Trinity Church and long time member of the Lion's Club, chairing several fund raising events. He was awarded Pomfret Lion's "Man of the Year" in 1988. A member and chairman of the Pomfret Republican Town committee, he served on the Pomfret BOE, building committee for the firehouse, member of "small cities housing grants" board, instrumental in acquiring the land for the Pomfret Recreation Park, long time board member and treasurer for the Pomfret Boy Scouts and also assisted in the Pomfret Little League. He loved nature, enjoyed fishing, canoeing, skiing, hiking, and was an avid bird watcher. He is survived by his wife, daughter Elizabeth Rollinson Jacobs (Steven) of Ashford, and sons Mark C (Nancy) of Bozrah and Paul M (Frances) of Pomfret, his grand-children Daniel Jacobs (Abby) of Epping, NH, Emily E Jacobs, Glastonbury, Rebecca M Rollinson, of Manchester, NH, Jennifer K Rollinson of Pomfret, Martha E, Emma J and John W Rollinson of Bozrah, and a great-granddaughter Hope M Jacobs of Epping, NH. He is also survived by a nephew, two nieces, several cousins and his extended family the Vilenos. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Merrill and his infant daughter Mary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 24th at 11:00 AM the Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT (Meeting at Church). Calling Hours will be Sunday, February 23rd from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Burial with Military Honors in Pomfret South Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Hospice of Northeast CT, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or The Wyndham Land Trust, Inc., PO Box 302, Pomfret Center, CT 06259. To share a memory "Light a Candle" at www.smithandwalkerfh.com

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Smith and Walker Funeral Home and Cremation Service
148 Grove Street Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 928-2442

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Feb. 19, 2014