Flora M. Robinson

July 14, 1924September 25, 2013

Flora Robinson of Danbury passed away peacefully on September 25, 2013 at age 89. She was the daughter of the late Hermine and Royal Hawley.

Flora attended Bethel Public Schools and graduated from Bethel High School. She was employed for several years at the A&P in Danbury and then for 42 years by the City of Danbury in the Food Service Department at several Danbury Public School cafeterias. Flora married Merrill Robinson and shared 54 years of marriage before Merrill's passing. They raised two daughters, Susan and Dawn.

Flora was one of the original members of the Grassy Plain Drum Corp playing both the fife and drums. She continued to play her fife and use her drumsticks on any suitable surface well into her later years. Among Flora’s many other interests, she especially enjoyed cooking, baking, going to the casino, playing bingo and flower arranging, She and her husband also had a love for camping and camped for many years in Copake, N.Y. She also took great pleasure in teaching her grandchildren how to play poker.

Flora is survived by her daughters; Susan (Nello) Palma of Southbury, and Dawn (James) Lapan of Danbury, brother; Joseph Hawley of Pennsylvania, her grandchildren; Jessica (Steve) Festa, Rebecca (Geoff) Glickstein, Matthew Palma and Ashley Lapan, her great grandchildren; Estella, Cora, and Elise Glickstein, and Madeline Festa, . She was looking forward to the arrival of her fifth great granddaughter this upcoming December. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Flora was predeceased by her husband, Merrill, brothers, Amos, Charles, Franklyn, and Philo Hawley and her granddaughter Megan Lapan.

Flora's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bethel Health Care for all their loving care of Flora over the past several years.

The family will receive friends at Green Funeral Home 57 Main St Danbury on Thursday, October 3rd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m... Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 4th at St. James Episcopal Church 25 West St Danbury at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury CT.

Donations in Flora's memory can be made to Bethel Health Care - Resident Council 13 Park Lawn Dr Bethel, Ct 06801. Donations will be flagged to be used by the Recreation Department. To sign a book of remembrance and offer condolences on line please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2013

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Brown Family

October 3, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Mrs. Robinson from holidays and get togethers.

Jeff & Hanna Smigala

October 3, 2013

Sending our loving thoughts to your family.

Bernice Hawley

September 30, 2013

Susan and Dawn so sorry for your loss, Aunt Flora always made Hooker and I laugh, she was truly a great person and will be missed . Love Bernice

Elaine Lagarto

September 30, 2013

Sue and Family, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I worked with your Mom at Stadley Rough and she was always so wonderful to me. Of course I also remember her from when we were kids and I visited your home.
I know it is never easy to say goodbye to a parent. May you find some comfort in knowing all the joy her family gave to her. May she rest in peace.

Judy Toth

September 30, 2013

I will always remember Flora's smile when I brought her communion from St. James Church. I pray for Healing for her family as they grieve her loss. Peace, Judy Toth

davis family

September 30, 2013

sincerest condolences

Margaret Collischonn

September 30, 2013

Sorry to hear of Flora's passing. I have many fond memories of her and Merrill from when I worked in Dr. Kayal's office.

Louise Morey

September 29, 2013

So sad to hear about Flora's passing. My deepest sympathy. My prays are with you. Her love will always be in my heart. Her nurse Louise

September 27, 2013

Sorry to hear of Flora's passing. I grew up wth and lived by Flora's family in Bethel.. My daughter Linda was a playmate of Dawn's. The family is in our thought's and prayers. Lillian Oatis Driscoll, Tampa, Fl.