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Margaret Robinson, 97, Active in Norwalk

Margaret C. Robinson, who served 20 years as district clerk for the Sixth Taxing District, died Wednesday at the age of 97. Robinson received the Sixth Taxing District's 2009 Award of Merit for her dedicated service as clerk and community volunteer.

After her husband's death in 1961, she served as an adult probation volunteer for the Connecticut State Judicial Court for 15 years. The 64-year resident of Rowayton also volunteered for many years as an English as a Second Language literacy instructor in Norwalk, a teacher's aide at the Rowayton School and a nurse's aide at the Norwalk Hospital.

Robinson was a charter member of the United Church of Rowayton, as was her husband, who was a member of the board of deacons. Robinson was a longtime member of the Norwalk Woman's Club and an avid bridge player. She was an world traveler with adventures throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the North Sea.

Born in Bloomfield, N.J., Robinson was a graduate of Bloomfield High School and Essex County Technical School. She worked as a dental assistant and later as a bookkeeper for Stop & Shop. She met her husband, Sam, on Rowayton Beach in 1929, and they were married in 1934. He was elected city councilman in Norwalk and served as a civic leader for many years in Ward E.

Robinson is survived by a son, Terrence, and his wife Suzanne of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands: and a daughter, Susan, and her husband, Braxton, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many friends.

A celebration of life and memorial service will be held in late May at the United Church of Rowayton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to the United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT 06853 or to a charity of your choice.

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