In Loving Memory of Robyn Swan Filippone

September 09, 1954
Bridgeport, CT
April 18, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Monday, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

April 24, 2017


Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

Funeral Service

1045 Old Academy Road,
CT 06824

Tuesday, April 25. 2017 10:00 AM


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

April 25, 2017

Family Gathering


Robyn Swan Filippone

Robyn Swan Filippone died in Bridgeport Hospital on April 18th, 2017. Robyn was born on September 9, 1954. She graduated from the University of Vermont, did her Masters work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and got a Degree in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She worked for many years at the Swan Engraving Company and at her death was employed at the Pequot Library in Southport and the Fairfield Museum. Robyn enjoyed traveling with friends and family, was an accomplished gardener and took wonderful pictures of family, friends and events. She was very passionate about genealogy and actively pursued researching her family history as well as helping others in the community discover their history through the Pequot Library Genealogical Roundtable. She also helped out with many public events that the library held. She volunteered in several archaeological digs throughout the town and helped publish reports for them. She served many years on the Board of Directors (for the past several years as Secretary) for the Archaeological Society of Connecticut where her volunteerism led to her being awarded the Russell Award for that organization in 2014. Robyn is survived by her mother, Marie, her sister Heather, her brother Stuart, one niece and three nephews, and a great niece and great nephew. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 25th in the Greenfield Hill Church at 10 am followed by interment in Oaklawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held between 5 and 7 pm on Monday April 24th at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome

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22 Guestbook Entries for Robyn Swan Filippone

  1. What a shock! We will certainly miss Robyn’s annual Halloween party. Her legendary “scavenger hunt” was always a challenge. She was a good friend and contributed so much to the town of Fairfield. We will miss her. May she rest in peace.

  2. Peace to you, Robyn. You were always very sweet and a wonderful help with genealogy. I’ll see you again at the great library in the sky.

  3. I will never forget Robyn. Virtually every time I entered Pequot Library she would greet me with her warmth and friendliness. She readily offered her help to find a book or an upcoming seminar. She always made me feel important to her and to the library. She was genuine, sincere, and a delight to speak with. I am so saddened to learn that she has passed – much too soon! My condolences to her family and close friends. RIP Robyn.

  4. Stuart, Heather, I am truly sorry to learn of Robyn’s passing. I remember our years together working with Simkins and Swan most fondly. And it was nice to catch up at our little informal Gatherings at Captain’s Cove. I will miss our little talks about books as well. Be good.

  5. I knew Robyn as a child. We went to Mill Hill School together and were neighbors. I remember her as a kind and gentle person and it seems she never changed. I was pleased to see she still lived in FFLD when so many of us have moved away. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  6. She always had a kind word and a smile; very much a part of Pequot Library and Southport. Will miss her very much. Condolences to all who knew her.

  7. I knew Robyn as a child. We went to Mill Hill School together and were neighbors. I remember her as a kind and gentle person. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  8. Dear Marie, I hope you remember me. Larry Mooney, Bob’s cousin, and I visited you often in the 60s and babysat for your children. I have fond memories of Robyn and all of you. I offer my sympathy and condolences for your loss. Thinking of you.

  9. So sorry to hear this news on a fellow librarian. I am away until Wednesday 4/26 & unable to attend wake or memorial. Robyn was always so gracious & friendly at the library & her presence will be missed.

  10. Heather, I am sadden by the news of Robin’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Robyn always gave me a warm greeting and we worked together at many events. I’ll never forget how helpful she was to me on so many occasions, but especially during my photography exhibit. Robyn will be missed greatly by many in the Southport community.
    I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss.

  12. So sorry to hear about Robyn,we worked together at Swan Engraving. Our prayers go out to the family. Dudley and Barbara Ward

  13. I was also shocked and saddened by this awful news. Robyn was so helpful in the genealogy classes. It was obvious that she enjoyed not only helping people on their journeys, but going along with them for the ride.
    I will miss her on my return to Fairfield.

  14. My deepest condolences… I’m saddened and shocked to learn of Robin’s passing… She was a warm, giving and generous woman… I enjoyed our interactions at Pequot Library… She was always so helpful, pleasant and a wealth of wisdom… I am truly sorry for your loss…

  15. Robyn truly was the kindest, most thoughtful and loving person. My family loved her very much, and I’m heartbroken to belatedly hear of her passing.

  16. Robyn truly was one of the most loving, kind and understanding people i’ve known. My whole family loved her very much. I am heartbroken to learn belatedly of her passing.

  17. Dear Marie and Family
    So sorry to hear of Robyn’s passing such a lovely sweet girl. I don’t know if you
    remember me Maude’s niece
    Sincerely, Janet & Anthony Petrucelli

  18. As a longtime member of the Archaeological Society of CT’s Board of Directors, I had known Robyn for many years in her capacity as Secretary of the Board and amateur archaeologist. She was a lovely person with a pleasant smile and always a kind word. She was a very efficient Board member and generously volunteered many hours to the ASC, including her efforts as webmaster for our new and highly successful web site. It was a shock to hear of her passing. She will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  19. I can hardly express my sorrow at our loss of Robyn, who was such a lovely, smart, wonderful woman, so giving of herself and a genuinely thoughtful person. I’d known Robyn for over 15 years, and though we did not see each other as often as I would wish, every conversation I had with her conveyed a true spirit of friendship. She was an exceptional person in countless ways, had a great sense of humor, wisdom in abundance, and was dedicated to her work and service to the community. I will particularly treasure the memory of spending a day with her in May 2016 when she came to the Barnum Museum to share the stories of some amazing WWI artifacts and photographs saved by her ancestors, as part of a statewide project. We had a terrific time that day!

  20. Robyn was always, always very interested in speaking with me and sharing insights into all Pequot events. I recall how excited she would be at seeing me especially whenever I had a book on reserve and it had arrived. Robyn was always a friendly face at Pequot’ s front desk, Pequot events and book sales….and I for one, and I know there are others who will miss her so.
    I know her spirit is somewhere reading or helping another spirit find a good read.

  21. I knew Robyn through her friend Gary Potmesil, a long-time family friend and childhood best friend of my dad, Harry. I would only have the occasion to see her every couple of years as we travelled down from Canada to visit family and often attend a party organized by my uncle Gene Qualman and his wife, Sarah. Robyn was always so kind an friendly when we saw her on these occasions, and I will continue to hold many warm memories of her. It was a great shock to get the sad news, a few months ago, of her sudden passing. I am sad to know that the light she brought to the world of her friends, family and community, is no longer. Except that is untrue as it really does still shine in our hearts. May she rest in peace, as the memories of her and the ripples created by her smile and kindness live on.