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ISLAND SUN - SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Rosemary Hope Robinson, 80,
of Bonita Springs, passed away
on August 27, 2015. Formerly
of Simsbury, Connecticut, she moved
to Florida in 1982, living in Sanibel,
Fort Myers and, most recently, Bonita
Springs. She was born September 16,
1934 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the
daughter of J. William and Mildred C.
(née Donnelly) Hope.
Rosemary grew up in Fairfield,
Connecticut. She was a graduate of
Unquowa School in Fairfield, Covenant
of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich,
Connecticut, and Marymount College
in Tarrytown, New York. Her favorite
summers were as a young mother spent
on Fairfield Beach with her daughters,
sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her love of the beach brought her and
her husband of 28 years, Leo, to Sanibel
Island in 1982, where she was a real
estate professional for 25 years.
Robinson is survived by her lov-
ing daughters, MaryLynn (David)
Shepherd of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio,
Rosemary “Kim” (Michael) McDonnell
of Burlington, Connecticut, Hope A.
Zicari of Rochester, New York, Amy
Sanislo of Bonita Springs; stepdaughter,
Pamela Robinson of Kittery, Maine; her
sister, Justine Hope Dunn of Trumbull,
Connecticut; and seven cherished grand-
children, Alicia Hope, James “Chip”,
Chelsea, Katelyn, Scott, Geoffrey and
Isabella Hope; and many nieces, neph-
ews, cousins and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, her beloved husband, Leo F.
Robinson, and her sister, Patricia Forbes.
There will be a private service at St.
Isabel Catholic Church on Sanibel Island,
Florida at a future date.
The family wishes to express their
appreciation for the thoughts and prayers
of so many friends at this difficult time.
Online condolences may be offered at
ROSEMARY HOPE ROBINSON
To Shell Museum
As part of the 2015 Blue Star
Museum program, The Bailey-
Matthews National Shell Museum
is offering free admission through
September 7, 2015 for active members
of the military and up to five family
“Since Memorial Day, many military
families have visited the shell museum
and we hope to see many more during
this last week of the Blue Star program.”
said Admissions Specialist Priya Lehr.
The Blue Star Program works in con-
junction with the National Endowment for
the Arts, which states on their website:
The free admission program is available
to any bearer of a Geneva Convention
common access card (CAC), a DD Form
1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD
Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes
active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard,
as well as members of the National
Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health
Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA
Commissioned Corps – and up to five
family members . See more at online
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell
Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., and noon to 4 p.m . on Labor Day,
Monday, September 7.
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
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