Mary Goodale Robinson
May 29, 1923 – December 24, 2019
Mary “Megs” “MaryAnn” Wolcott Welles Goodale Robinson, 96, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. She was born and raised in Wethersfield on May 29, 1923, the youngest of six, to the late Allen R. Goodale and Mary Wolcott (Welles) Goodale. Mary's ancestors reached America in the 17th century and included CT Governor Thomas Welles, Revolutionary War General Rufus Putnam and several of Wethersfield's founding families. She attended Wethersfield schools, then graduated from Walnut Hill School in Natick MA in 1941. Mary attended the Bradford Junior College before marrying the love of her life, the late John C. Robinson, M.D., on December 26, 1942. In the early 50’s John and Mary settled in West Hartford to raise their family before moving to Glastonbury in the early 70’s. They made their final move to Avery Heights in 2006 where John had spent the rest of his life until his passing in 2011 after 68 beautiful years of marriage. Mary was a proud stay at home mom to her two children, willingly driving Dick, Martha and their friends to after school events, weekend jaunts and especially their favorite bowling alley. She was loved and respected by her grandchildren and was particularly close with Yvonne and Renee, a bond they will cherish. Mary is survived by two children, Richard M. Robinson, II and his wife Cecilia of Old Orchard Beach, ME and Martha-Ann R. Crevier and her husband Paul of St. Augustine, FL; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by all of her siblings. Mary was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. In remembrance of her generous heart, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity during this time of giving. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the Julie Gilman Clark Memorial Chapel at Avery Heights, 705 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Burial will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the James T. Pratt Funeral Service, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. For on-line expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
- Memorial Service Thursday, January 2, 2020
- Burial Will Be Private at the Request of the Family