Middletown - Edward A. Robinson, 62 of Middletown and Essex, formerly of Meriden, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2008 at Middlesex Hospital. He was born September 4, 1945 a son of the late Edward and Barbara (Kingsford) Robinson. He was a graduate of Maloney High School in Meriden where he was the captain of the Football and Baseball teams. He worked as a field engineer for CL&P. He proudly served his country in the U.S.Navy during the Vietnam War. Ed was living his dream, sailing his Hinckley Bermuda 40 with family and friends on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. He was a member of the Essex Yacht Club and the Monomoy Yacht Club in Chatham, MA. He was also a member of the Masonic Meridian Logdge #77 A.F. & A.M. in Meriden. He was a loving and devoted father and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by a son William Robinson of Boston, MA, a daughter, Jenny Robinson of North Haven Island, ME, his best Friend and life companion, Terry Hart Cogan of MA, and his former wife, Melanie Robinson of Berlin, CT A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 13 at 11:30 am at Centerbrook Cemetery, Westbrook Rd., Centerbrook, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Thursday, June 12 from 5-8 p.m.

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  1. Ed was a great down to earth kind of guy,with a great sense of humor. Bill Pecor, formly of A&B Painting.

  2. Ed was a wonderful free spirit that shone through the darkest Cape fog. We will miss his company and friendship. What a great guy! Our condolences to his family and Terry. Rich and Slava Hart

  3. Ed’s passing is a great loss to my Aunt, Terry Cogan, and to our whole family. Our thoughts go out to her today, and to Ed’s son and daughter. We’ll never forget the good times we had with Ed on Cape Cod, boating over to South Beach or the island near Stage Harbor, or just enjoying a sunset out on the deck. We’ll miss his love of life, his good heart, and his generous spirit. God bless you, Ed. Kathy and Mike

  4. Mr. Robinson was a man’s man who had a clear way of seeing things. I will miss hearing his caring and straightforward view of life.

  5. My sympathy to your family and Terry…Sweetie.. I’ll miss Ed..I hope he is on his boat sailing into many sunsets. ..Eddie I’ll remember it’s .stirred not shaken.

  6. We will miss you Ed. Especially your booming voice and laughter that reminded us so much of the actor Robert Mitchum. We will always remeber how happy you were when you were finally able to purchase the Bluejacket. Happy sailing Ed.

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