Robert James Williamson

Published on Friday, 6 July 2018 20:01


Robert James Williamson, MD, of Bristol, died on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Birmingham, Alabama, Bob attended Columbia Military Academy in Tennessee and then Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

He married Janet Lorraine Ross in 1951. They met when she was a nurse at Yale University where he was interning.

He served as a Medical Officer in the Field Aid Station during the Korean War. He and Janet moved from New Haven to Baltimore, Maryland to complete his residency.

Janet and Bob then returned to the Northeast for a position working with Dr. Brezina on Woodland Street.

Bob established a solid practice at Bristol Hospital and at his own office at 104 Stearns Street.

After many years of community involvement, from Bank, Rotary, church and other civic committees, Bob retired to his preferred simple life of occasional long distance horse endurance rides and time to read at home.

Robert is survived by his wife, Janet; two children, Rob and Laura; two grandchildren, Dannu and Mikyla, and his doting dog, Deva.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at noon, at the First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol.

Burial, with military honors, will follow in the church Memorial Garden. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 11 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation, P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011-0977.

Funk Funeral Home 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol is assisting the family.

Visit Bob’s memorial website at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Friday, 6 July 2018 20:01. Updated: Friday, 6 July 2018 20:03.