Roger C. Robbins, Jr., 75, formerly of Bristol, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Arden Courts in Farmington. Roger was born in Bristol on Oct. 12, 1946, the son of the late Roger C. and Theresa (Levins) Robbins. He graduated from St. Joseph Grammar School and St. Anthony High School, Bristol. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Indiana State University.
Roger served in the US Army, in the late 60's, and, using his expertise in science and technology, was stationed at the Mt. Washington, NH weather station. Upon leaving the Army, he was employed as an engineer for Combustion Engineering, which later became ABB, in Windsor, retiring in 2001. He traveled internationally for the company, often troubleshooting complex issues with large power plants in remote areas of the world.
Roger was an avid angler, being sure to have his license in place for opening day of fishing season. He was also an excellent photographer, providing family members with lasting memories of family events. The family would like to thank his caregivers, especially Roger's aging life care professional Jessica along with Kazia, Dave and Maria. They provided kindness and compassionate care throughout the years, bringing him comfort.
Roger is survived by his brother Doran and his wife Ellen, nieces Megan Cyr and her husband Greg, Laura Robbins and her husband Isai Toledano, nephews Thomas and Brian Robbins, great nieces Ariana, Colette, Maya, Noelle and Ciera and great nephew Landon. He also leaves cousins Patricia (Levins) Moreland, Judith (Levins) Michaud, James Levins and Marilyn (Levins) Rushen.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in Roger's memory to St. Joseph Church, c/o St. Joseph Parish Center, 133 Queen St, Bristol CT 06010 or St. Mary's Church, 940 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .