Elizabeth Devereux



OBIT-DevereuxBLOOMFIELD, CONN. — Elizabeth Devereux, 94, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the Caleb Hitchcock Health Center at Duncaster in Bloomfield, Conn. Elizabeth was born in New Haven, Conn., on April 28, 1921, daughter of the late Donald Hart Hemingway and Elizabeth Chase Hemingway. She received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1942. From making and selling ties while raising a family in Wayne, Ill., to representing beauty counselors in West Hartford, Conn., she had an entrepreneurial spirit. She worked in banking for 18 years as a trust officer at the Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. in Hartford and the Proctor Bank in Woodstock, Vt. Elizabeth and her late husband, Frederick, enjoyed living in Hartland, Vt., for 21 years, where she was able to enjoy playing tennis and golf, gardening and painting. She was a strong and independent woman who carried herself with grace and elegance. She is survived by her children, Donald H. Robinson of Mount Desert, David F. Robinson and his wife, Marilyn, of Windermere, Fla., and Anne Murphy and her husband, Ned, of Framingham, Mass.; a sister, Mary James, of Forest Park, Ill.; and seven adored grandchildren, Chase and Lucius Robinson; Lisa, Justin, and Lauren Robinson; Margaret and Ned Murphy. She was predeceased by her second husband, Frederick L. Devereux; her son, John T. Robinson III and his father, John T. Robinson Jr.; and a sister, Dorothy Sterling.

A private burial service will be held for her immediate family. Memorial donations may be made to the Duncaster Foundation – Education Fund, 40 Loeffler Rd., Bloomfield, CT 06002. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

 


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