Obituary: Donald Edmund Robinson, 90

by | Feb 8, 2015

Don Robinson

Don Robinson

Donald Edmund Robinson, 90, husband of Marilyn (Hughes) Robinson, for 70 years, passed away on Feb. 5, at the Veterans Medical Center in Providence. Donald was born in Manchester, N.H. He was the son of Edmund J. and Gertrude (Moore) Robinson.

He is survived by his wife and sons Gary E. and his wife Jennifer, and Clifford A. and his wife Laurie. Don was a proud and devoted grandfather of Stephanie, Seth, David, Samuel, Sarah, Benjamin, and Julianna, three great grandsons, Andrew, Joey and Shane, and neices and nephews. Don was predeased by son Steven D. Robinson. He leaves two sisters, Dorothy Pincince and Marion Kelly.

Donald graduated from Cranston High School and Boston University (CGE) class of 1948. He served in the Navy in World War II, and had a 30-year career in industrial sales, becoming owner and president of Laird deVou, Inc.

He and his wife enjoyed many years of square dancing with the Whirlaways Square Dance Club, also spending winters in Fort Myers, Fla. He was a fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots and enjoyed playing golf with Gary and friends. Don was a Mason, Harmony Lodge #9F&AM and a lifetime member of the Methodist Church, loved serving in many ways through the years.

Calling hours are respectfully omitted. A memorial service will be held at the East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail, on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. Donations may be made to the church in his memory.

The online obituary and condolence page can be found here.

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