Audrey Robillard 76, of 125 Putnam Ave., Hamden passed away Sunday April 30, 2006 at Yale- New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of the late Alcide Robillard. She was born in New Haven, January 13, 1930 daughter of the late William and Julia Corcoran Colwell. Mrs. Robillard was an LPN at Yale -New Haven Hospital for 40 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Saint Rita Church for many years. She is survived by a son, John Robillard of Hamden, a daughter, Mary Lou Gargiulo of North Branford, brother, Thomas Colwell of Clinton, sisters, Catherine O'Connell of Hamden and Judith Quinn of New Paltz, NY and 3 grandchildren, Andrew, Michael and Kathryn Gargiulo of North Branford. She was predeceased by brothers, William, Richard and Phillip Colwell. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN Tuesday morning, May 2, 2006 at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Rita Church Hamden, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Friends may call Monday (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Yale- New Haven Hospital Development Office, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510.

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  1. I am Cliff’s cousin. My relationship is the same except Peggy Colwell Tinker was my mother who was Phil and Katherine’s sister. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  2. I apologize our condolences couldn’t come sooner but we just heard the news. Audrey was Philip’s godmother and I know he thought dearly of her as he named his youngest daughter Audrey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Philip and Pamela Colwell

  3. To Audrey’s family, I extend my deepest sympathy on your heartfelt loss. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time. My grandfather (Philip) and Audrey’s father were brothers. My father was also Philip. Audrey also has a cousin Katherine Colwell, who will be unable to pay her respects. With sincere condolences during this time of difficulty.

  4. To the family of Audrey, .Robey., as we used to call her, was one of the kindest and most empathetic soles that I had a chance to meet in my professional life. Despite her sometimes stoic and gruff exterior, Robey had a heart of gold. She had a wonderful, dry sense of humor and knew how to laugh at some of life’s most difficult challenges, but never at anyone’s expense. In fact, some of our most humorous moments at work were generally instigated by Robey! She made working on a busy general surgical floor tolerable, and that’s no easy task! As a new grad in 1980, and recent hire to her old floor 5 East C, Robey took me under her wing and showed me the ropes on how things are done in the real world! She was an excellant nurse and treated everyone with kindness and respect, no matter how challenging a personality or temperment they had. I really learned a lot from her and will carry Robey’s memory in my heart and mind for the rest of my life. She made a difference in many people’s lives, including my own, and you can be proud of that! I’ll miss her.

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