Obituary: Sylvia Irene (Robbins) Larrabee, 83

Obit - Sylvia Irene LarabeeSylvia Irene (Robbins) Larrabee, 83 of 1145 Poquonnock Rd. Groton, formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald L. Larrabee who passed away in 1989.

Born in Seattle, Washington she was the daughter of the late Walter and Irene (Godfry) Robbins.

Sylvia was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and worked as a bookkeeper at the Southington YMCA (1980s). She lived, for a time, in Silver Springs and Ocala Florida where she enjoyed gardening, dancing and traveling. Sylvia had a witty sense of humor and was quick to laugh. Her fondest memories were of camping trips, cribbage games, and square dancing with great friends. She loved to read, write poetry, and was always working on a crossword puzzle.

She is survived by her four children, Cathy Kemmish, David Ivancich, Karen Cowin and Gail McLeod; a brother John Cox of Shoreline Washington, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren as well as a niece, nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by her daughter Cyndee Mangan (2013) and a brother George Robbins.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington, CT 06489. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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