Kimberly Ann Robinson
03.29.1960 – 01.09.2021
Kimberly Ann Robinson can only be described as an insurmountable force to be reckoned with, she battled her own health issues for years and fought like hell to be there for her family. Unfortunately, on January 9th, 2021 she succumbed to her illnesses and her mother came down and called her home, it was time for her suffering to end.
Kimberly was born in Buffalo, NY to Albert Byron Collins M.D. and Donna Mae Birmingham. She grew up in a big and loving family including siblings: Chip Collins, Karen Collins, Kathy Collins, Colleen Ewanich, Chris Collins, Kirstin Coppola, Kevin Collins and Craig Collins.
She had many fond memories growing up in Marcellus and working at her mother’s ice cream shop. As well as spending time on her father’s farm always getting into some sort of trouble, whether it be taunting the Texas Long Horn she was warned to stay away from or sneaking down to the creek and smoking cattails with her friends.
Kim attended the University of Syracuse where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, following in her mother’s footsteps. While there she worked Saturday nights at Buggsy’s the college bar, and a striking young man enrolled in the engineering program walked in and caught her eye. She proceeded to drop Hershey kisses off on his table, every time he came in, I guess you could say it truly was love at first sight.
Kim and Mike graduated from Syracuse University in 1983 and shortly after got married in Syracuse, NY September 29, 1984. They then moved to Jupiter, FL to and bought their first home just down the road from her in-laws Jack and Dolly Robinson. They loved living in the warm Florida weather and being able to go to the beach every day and play backgammon in the sand. Kim worked as Registered Nurse at multiple hospitals all throughout the palm beach area, while Mike took a job at Pratt & Whitney. They had their first child Brittany Ann Robinson on November 28, 1987. Shortly after they moved to Wethersfield, CT where Brendan Robinson was born on 05/04/1990 and Brett Robinson on 01/15/93. They’re careers then took them to York, Me where Bronsen Robinson was born on 05/17/1996.
In 2000 our family moved back to Oakdale, CT where our family built a beautiful home on the water that we all loved to be at and will always be considered home. But our family wasn’t quite done growing just yet, there was a little girl born 01/07/2004 on the other side of the world who needed us. On December 10, 2004 Kim and Mike came home from Kazakhstan with our little sister Brielle Robinson to make our family complete.
In 2014 after a brutal winter up north Kim made the decision that she wanted to become a snowbird and spend half her year down in sunny Cape Coral, FL.
The one resounding theme in her life was her devotion to her family and the many lives she touched. She left a dramatic impact, so much so that the list of names would be never ending. My mother had a huge family with an even larger family of friends and loved ones. My mother loved to travel, take adventures, and have a good laugh! She was always smiling and always knew exactly what to say no matter the situation. She was always the life of the party and lit up every room she walked into. This world is a little darker without you in it, but I know your presence will be with me everywhere and anywhere I go.
Kimberly is survived by her loving spouse Michael and five Children Brittany, Brendan Brett, Bronsen and Brielle. They will hold a wake on Saturday, January 16th from 2:00-4:00pm at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home. Full Catholic Service and celebration of her life will be done in Connecticut at a later date.
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