Barbara (Umphlett) Robert, 78 of North Stonington, CT died peacefully on January 2, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred L. Robert, Jr. for over 52 years.
Born in Westerly, RI on June 23, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Barbara (Swain) Umphlett.
Barbara worked as a cook in the North Stonington Elementary School, Hot Lunch Program for over 30 years serving meals to generations of children in the community before her retirement.
She was an avid New York Yankees Fan “GO YANKEES”! and also enjoyed feeding the birds, especially the hummingbirds, flowers and gardening at her home in North Stonington.
Barbara loved her home on Yawbux Valley Rd, where she would welcome the local community in to have coffee and discuss the current topic of the day.
She will be sadly missed by her four children and their spouses; Donald Robert and Hiram Lorenzen of New York City, Susan Viele, Darren L. and Jane Robert and Damien A. and Sarah Robert all of North Stonington, CT. She was the loving grandmother of Stephanie Taylor, Mackenzie Robert, Christine Viele, Marley Robert, Zoe Robert, Lydia Robert and Laura Robert and her beloved great grandchildren; Austin, Annabell, Brayden and Scarlet. She also leaves her sisters and brothers, Jo-Ann Schmidt, Debra McGowan, Gary Umphlett, Larry Umphlett and Dennis Umphlett. She was the sister of the late Carol McMahon and Thomas Umphlett.
The Robert family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday January 8, 2022 from 11-1:00 PM at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, RI. A graveside service will follow the calling hour at 1:30 PM at Pendleton Hill Cemetery, Pendleton Hill Rd, (corner of Wyassup and Pendleton Hill Rd). North Stonington, CT.
Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the North Stonington Education Foundation , 298 Norwich Westerly Rd, North Stonington, CT 06359
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