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Robyn Valinsky

Robyn A. Valinsky

Thursday, December 6th, 1945 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Robyn A. Valinsky
1945 - 2019

Shelton, CT Robyn A. Valinsky, 73, beloved wife of John Valinsky, entered into eternal rest February 17, 2019 at Griffin Hospital.

Robyn was born on December 6, 1945 in Englewood, NJ a beloved daughter of June (Darley) Shore and the late Charles Kane, and moved to Oxford as a young child. She graduated from Derby High School, Class of ’63 and was a Candy Striper at Griffin Hospital. Robyn worked for many years as a medical secretary and transcriptionist in several hospitals, including Griffin Hospital in Derby.

In addition to her husband John Valinsky and her mother June Shore, Robyn is survived by her daughters, June Tema (Paul) and Christine Sullivan; her grandchildren, Taylor, Trevor, Alice, Jared, Dylan, Connor and Gabriella; her brothers, Glen Hunihan (Linda), Tom Hunihan and Lewis Belinsky (Alicia); her sisters, Chris Fredericks (David) and Dorie Poeta (John) and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robyn was the eldest of six children and was like a second mother to her younger siblings.
She was voted “Cutest” in her Derby High School Class of ‘63 and she married her high school sweetheart, Johnny. She was loving and intelligent, an eloquent writer, loved reading, and enjoyed classic romance movies, especially Dr. Zhivago and The Sound of Music. She enjoyed camping with her family in Maine (lobstah!), Cape Cod and Myrtle Beach, making many happy and enduring family memories. She truly cherished her daughters and grandchildren, to whom she was a ‘June Cleaver’ mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful homemaker and took pride in making her home and yard warm and inviting, and made every holiday special for the entire family. Her true goal in life was to support and love her family. She loved, and was loved “to the moon and back.”

Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10am at Riverside Community Church, 238 Freeman Road, Oxford. Everyone attending is kindly asked to meet at church. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Freeman Road, Oxford. Calling hours are Friday from 5-7pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers and to honor Robyn’s memory, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 |
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
    Riverside Community Church
    238 Freeman Road
    Oxford, CT 06478
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    Pastor Hal Hunt
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 |
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
    Riverside Cemetery
    Freeman Road
    Oxford, Connecticut 06478
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Lynn Gayda

Posted at 08:11pm
Dear John , June, June and Christine, our sincere sympathy to all of you. We spent a lot of good times with all of you in Oxford and remember Robyn's heartwarming home and friendship. May God give you the strength to find peace at this difficult time. Love, Andy and Lynn Gayda


Posted at 08:02am
My deepest condolences to your family, an encouraging thought from the bible is found in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God." This scripture is faith strengthening because it gives us confidence that God will give us the strength to endure our trials.

Anne Neville

Posted at 11:29am
Robyn welcomed me into the family with love and happiness. We shared many wonderful conversations. Laughs and joy. I will always remember all the wonderful Holidays we shared together. You leave to be with God but also live on in all,of our hearts
Much love to the family. Hugs and hearts. Annie Neville


Anne Neville

Posted at 10:51am
She welcomed me into the family with lots of levels ve. We shared happiness joy and laughter. Great stories and wonderful holidays. I love and will miss her. Hugs and hearts to all
Love Annie Neville

Nancy and Tom Roach

Posted at 05:15am
With our deepest sympathies
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