Meriden - Shirley C. Robison, formerly of 155 Cutlery Ave., South Meriden and wife of late H.Blair Robison died at Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Born in Meriden on April 24, 1912 she was the daughter of the late Lewis E. Clark and Minnie Bell (Watrous) Clark. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1929 and from Connecticut State College (now University of Connecticut) in 1933. She was captain of her field hockey team in college. She was a dietitian, mother and homemaker. Shirley loved gardening, traveling, friends and summers at Indian Neck in Branford. She was the oldest living member of the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church and was very active in the church affairs for many years. The family would like to sincerely thank Masonic Healthcare Center, and the staff on Ramage 6 and the Hospice staff for their wonderful care and compassion. Shirley is survived by four children and their spouses, L.Clark and Peggy Robison of Meriden, Neal E. and Judith Robison of Stony Creek, Karen and Ronald Tucker of Clinton and Jane and John Namnoum of Meriden and 13 grandchildren, James, Sarah and Elizabeth Robison, Neal Jr, David and Brian Robison, Jeremy, Samuel and Matthew Tucker, Daryl Ellison, Blair and Laura Namnoum and Julie Crouse. She also leaves 13 great-grandchildren, Katherine & Connor Robison, Oliver D'Avolio, Lucy and Evan Robison, Adelaide and Samuel Robison, Thomas and Elizabeth Robison, Rachel and Katherine Ellison and Erin and Olivia Tucker. She was perdeceased by two sisters, Muriel Lee and Doris Glock. Memorial service Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main St., South Meriden. The Rev. Alden Barnes will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations in Shirley's memory may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O.Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. I remember so many great times at Aunt Shirley’s home – she was always welcoming and gracious to everyone. I will keep all of the family in my thoughts and prayers.

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