ROBINSON, Harry W. Age 94, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015. He was the husband of the late Clementine J. (James) "Clemy" Robinson. Born in Boston, a son of the late Clarence H. and Florence (Pitman) Robinson, he spent his youth in Hudson, MA, resided in Swansea from 1955 to 1960, lived in Needham and Pittsfield for several years, moving to Little Compton, in 1975. Mr. Robinson was a graduate of Hudson High School class of 1937, Kimball Union Academy in 1938, and was a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine class of 1942 with a degree in History and Economics.Mr. Robinson was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard serving during World War II and attended their academy in 1942. During his service time he served on Martha's Vineyard, Newport, Rhode Island and in the South Pacific. He was awarded the World War II Victory Ribbon, the American Theater of Operations Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was employed by the former New England Telephone Company as a manager for 34 years retiring in 1980. He served the New England area during his career in various locations. Mr. Robinson was the former treasurer for the Little Compton Visiting Nurses, a member of the P.G. Club in Little Compton, the Elderberry Bowling Group and an avid photographer in his free time. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, the Quequechan Club in Fall River, and a member of the Oriental Masonic Lodge of Edgartown, Massachusetts. He is survived by two daughters, Andrea R. Phillips of Little Compton, RI, Joan Thomas and her husband Harold of Hanover, MA, his granddaughter: Weatherly (Phillips) and her husband Greg of Homer, Alaska, his great grandchildren Rockwell Abbott and Vera Summer Bates of Homer Alaska. He was predeceased by his grandson Charles A. "CAP" Phillips and his son in-law Capt. Abbott "Bud" Phillips. He also leaves behind his wonderful caregiver and friend Robin Greenwood. His service of thanksgiving and tribute will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Of Memorial Tribute BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardner's Neck Road, Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours prior to his service from 10:00 to 11:00AM. Contributions in his honor may be made to Robert Potter League for Animals, Inc., PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Burial will be private. For tributes or directions: www.waring-sullivan.com
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Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2015.