MIDDLEBURY- Jean Raeburn Robison, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of the late Waldo W. Robison whom she was married to for 64 years.
Mrs. Robison was born April 22, 1931 in Waterbury, daughter of the late George and Ruth (Terrell) Raeburn.
Jean was a graduate of Crosby High School and a Registered Nurse graduating from the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing eventually leaving the profession to raise her family. She was a former member of the International Order of Rainbow Girls, a former Cub Scouts Den Leader for Pack 5 and later in life worked for several years at the Middlebury Pre-school on the Green. Jean was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who unselfishly dedicated her life to the ones that she loved.
She is survived by two sons Mark W. and his wife Diane Robison of Oakville and Matthew R. and his wife Nancy of Middlebury; her daughter Laurie and her husband David Gadzik of Middlebury; her grandchildren Heather, Courtney, Jessica, Joshua, Benjamin, Elyse and Paige and her great grandchildren Nicholas, Christian, Connor and Wren.
The family would like to thank the Waterbury Hospital Nursing Staff, Seasons Hospice, Companion and Homemaker's, and the Alliance Medical Group for their kindness, compassion and attentive care.
Mrs. Robison's funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Middlebury Congregational Church, 1242 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury, 06762. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in New Pine Grove Cemetery, 850 Meriden Rd., Waterbury 06705. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., 06770 is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center.