Obituary of Russell Robbins
Russell F. Robbins, 86, of Thompson, CT passed away June 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Louise J. Robbins (Lajoie). Russell was born on June 30, 1931 in Thompson where he lived his entire life. He was the son of the late Henry and Evelyn (Kies) Robbins. Russell was a proud veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Army. Russell retired from Wyckoff Steele in 1989. He was a life time member of the Thompson Rod & Gun Club and Valley Springs Sportsman’s Club and a member of the American Legion CT Post #67. Russell loved managing his farm, raising animals, gardening and hunting & fishing with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife Louise, Russell is survived by his sons Russell (Paula) of Putnam, Dana (Julie) of Thompson, Ronald (Kathy) of Thompson, Mark (Jean) of Thompson, and daughters Melissa (Steven) Ericson of Thompson, Debra (Lars) Johnson of Thompson. Russell also leaves behind Guy (Charlene) Regis of Thompson. His 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and leaves behind sisters Norma (Ernest) O’Leary of Thompson and Carol (Robert) Smith of Thompson and sisters-in-laws Wanda (Raymond) Robbins and Mercedes (Robert) Robbins. He was predeceased by a son Dennis James, and his brothers Raymond E. Robbins and Robert M. Robbins and his sister Shirley Walker.
A graveside service to honor Russell will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at East Thompson Cemetery located on East Thompson Road Thompson, Ct 06277. A memorial celebration of his life will follow at the Thompson Rod & Gun Club at 93 Brandy Hill Road, Thompson, Ct 06277. In lieu of flowers, our family requests donations be made in Russell’s name to the Robbins Family Scholarship Fund, in c/o the Town of Thompson P.O. Box 899 North Grosvenordale, Ct 06255. This family scholarship was established in 1998 by Robert M. Robbins. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com