Hazel (Nolan) Robinson

Born: Tue., Jul. 27, 1915
Died: Mon., May 6, 2013

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Hazel Robinson, 97, of Terryville, widow of George Robinson, passed away Monday (May 6, 2013) at The Pines at Bristol.

Hazel was born July 27, 1915 in Mt. Vernon, NY. She was the daughter of the late David and Nellie Nolan. She grew up in West Haven, graduating from West Haven High School in 1933. She received her Bachelor of Education degree from the Teachers College of Connecticut in 1937. She taught in West Haven from 1937-1943, in Bristol from 1944-1945 and in Terryville from 1947-1974.

She is survived by two sons, Dave Robinson of Bristol and Tom Robinson of Terryville, two grandchildren, Brent Robinson of Wilbraham, MA and Kristin Hovland of Albuquerque , NM, and three great grandchildren, Ashleigh Desclos, Gabe Desclos, and Grace Hovland.

Did you know Hazel Robinson as a relative? Did you know Hazel Robinson as a teacher? Did you know Hazel Robinson as a friend? However you knew our Mom, Tom and Dave urge you to attend her services and to be prepared to share your "Hazel Robinson story" with us.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday (May 14, 2013) 6:00PM at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the CT Foodbank. www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com

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John and Judith Robinson

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.She was a great woman and a wonderful aunt. Will be with you on Tues. to express our condolences to you Dave and Tom. John and Judy

Charles Becker

Mrs. Robinson became my sixth grade teacher in 1954, after I transferred

from East Main Street School to the Prospect Street School.

I vividly remember her as poised, compassionate, well spoken, and in

complete control of her classroom.

She was a consummate professional, and although I attended her class for

only a half year, she made a lasting impression.

I may not have been the greatest scholar, but Mrs. Hazel Robinson was

among the greatest teachers.

My very sincere condolences to her family.

Charles Paul Becker

Rich lyga

She was a wonderful teacher as Charles Becker described

Rich lyga

She was a wonderful teacher as Charles Becker described

Rich lyga

She was a wonderful teacher as Charles Becker described

Mary Kasulaitis

Tom& David

So sorry for your loss.

Judy Oelschlegel Richards

Tom, David and family,
Just a few weeks ago, several members of the class of 1960, were remembering our favorite teachers....and there was your mom! I remember her especially in early spring when we uncovered so many growing secrets and learned Audobon bird calls, during her very inclusive field trips! Then there was the whole of Greek mythology to be learned inspiring me to take my then 8th grade daughter to Greece. Amazingly, she loved the lore too. So it must be said good teachers "teach" more than one generation! Thank you Mrs. Robinson....well done.

Linda (Margelot) Kerr

Sorry for the loss of Mrs. Robinson. I was a student of MRS Robinson in I believe the 5th grade. She was a great and respected teacher. Thanks-you Mrs Robinson.

Jean Downs Zalaski

Mrs. Robinson was my 4th grade teacher in Prospect Street School.....I have very fond memories of her as one of my favorite elementary school teachers. I will always remember her reading The Secret Garden to the class as we rested in the afternoon!! She was wonderful!

Debby Wentland Baci

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Mrs. Robinson was a wonderful sixth grade teacher at East Main St. School. She introduced my whole class to the Audubon Society and the interesting hobby of bird-watching. We went on field trips with her and had fun identifying many birds in the woods. Bird-watching continues to be one of my favorite hobbies today because of Mrs. Robinson's influence 55 years ago.

Carrollee Berg FermAC.

I have just learned of Mrs. Robinson's passing away. I live in France but keep a rather close contact with CT and the Terryville area. Mrs. Robinson was my teacher in 6th grade at the Prospect Street School.That was peobably 60 years ago, as I am 71 now. I often think of her and my Terryville teachers, perhaps because I became a teacher myself. Mrs. Robinson was in charge of opening our eyes to nature and with her we made numerous field trips in the region, many of which remain with me still, like the visit during maple syrup season or to a beaver dam. She was wonderful, full of information, gentleness, patience. A lady of real class. As I look at her photo, I have some difficulty because she had long hair then. In addition to being a school teacher for me,she was also the one who 'introduced' me to some of the rules of 'proper' society: she animated a class in ballroom dancing for a group of us. What courage on her part! I never became evenan aceeptable dancer socially, but the experience was eye-opening. I remember having to wear white gloves during the class. Imagine!

I just want to say that in many ways her influence on me remains (I regret that wearing white gloves is passAC. today). She was a real lady. Thank you, Mrs. Robinson.

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