In loving memory of

Clarence Robinson
September 26, 1951 - September 29, 2020

Clarence "Ray" Robinson, age 69, of Providence, Rhode Island, passed away unexpectedly at home on September 29, 2020.

Ray was born in Newport, RI to Clarence and Frances (Pendelton) Robinson. He worked for many years for the city of Newport as a heavy equipment operator. Later he worked for Electric Boat as a welder and the Volkswagen dealership in Middletown.

He moved to Providence 15 years ago and began volunteering for several organizations, being a living example of a giving and generous man. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, especially at Sachuest Point and Ocean Drive, as well as cooking for friends or enjoying movies.

Clarence is survived by a son Stephen Putnam of Newport, two daughters, Deanna & Denise Robinson of Newport and a brother Bruce Robinson of Middletown, two sisters, Juanita Miller of Cincinnati, OH and Lorie Robinson Turner of Middletown. He also leaves 7 grandchildren, Griffin Ferretti, Jasmine Millington, Trey Lawrence, Jazmyn, John Jr., Malik and Reise Butler all of Newport RI. Ray also leaves two aunts, Eleanor Logan in Detroit and Lois Remong of Newport and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandmothers Julia Robinson and Corneilia Remong and a brother Keith Robinson.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 with visiting hours from 2:00-4:00pm at the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.

Memorial donations may be made to Family Services of Rhode Island, PO Box 6688, Providence, RI 02940 or to RI Hospital Outpatient Dialysis Center c/o RI Hospital Foundation, Development Office, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901.


Monica wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"Dear Robinson family, May you find comfort and peace during this very difficult time. Isaiah 25:8 ?He will swallow up death forever,And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.?"

Denise Williams wrote on Oct 7, 2020:

"I am so sad to hear of my childhood friend passing away. I have many fond memories of Ray. We used to dance dance dance to all the latest tunes and have a ball while doing it. He would always check me when I was out of step. Rest easy my friend and I will check you out when god comes and get me. You will always be in my heart. Condolences to the family. Love Love Love to all of you."

Kenneth \'Buzz\' Riley wrote on Oct 4, 2020:

"I was very sorry to have heard that Ray-Ray had passed. He was a hard worker , well liked by all. My condolences to the Family & Cousins."

Belinda Landrum wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"My cousin Ray, there is so much I could say. He was a gentle giant, he was our go to when we needed something. He was our big cousin that let us hang out with him and also our protector. But most of all he had the most genuine laugh and biggest smile and biggest heart ??. Love you always Belinda ..."

Veronica Mays wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"Dear Family, God bless you all in the loss of your loved one, Ray. As a close friend to some of his first cousins, I can attest to his great sense of humor and easy-going personality. Ray was a very generous man who, in recent years, had given time to helping out at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. When it would see him, I couldn?t help but think of the smile if his beautiful Mother, Ms. Frances! May God bless you all. Love, Conaky"

Kim Holder wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"My condolences to the family. Ray will be missed by all who knew him. I will keep everyone in my prayers thru this difficult time. Kim Holder"

Denise Remong Savoy wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"Dearest Cousin Ray, we knew little that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. I will always remember your warm personality and your joking nature. You were a friend to everyone and always looked out for your family. Since leaving Newport, I didn?t see you as often as I liked but I have fond memories. Rest in love, your cousin Denise Renee Remong Savoy??"

Catherine Baham wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"Ray I will always remember that great big smile you greeted everyone with. Rest in Peace my Cousin. Cappy and Milfred"

Robin Robinson wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"To the Family, Ray was always one of my favorite people, he could make you laugh and he always had a smile. He will be missed by many and more so the Family that loved him so. He is in God\'s memory now. Please know that you will all be in our prayers. Love from Robin, Bruce Jr and Scott Robinson"

Carlotta Remong wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"Ray, We\'re from the same shoot, the same family tree, into this world we sprouted, call it destiny It\'s cousin to cousin, a special thing, a closeness to which we\'re tied; and you\'ve always been there to laugh with me... and you even taught me how to drive. I think that it\'s a wonderful thing that you were meant to be a part of my life, my cousin thru thick and thin and all of life\'s strife You will always be remembered fondly and have a special place in my heart. Love, Carlotta *To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die- Thomas Campbell "

Lois Remong wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"Ray, Of all the many blessings However great or small To have had you for a nephew Was the greatest one of all. The family chain is broken now And nothing seems the same But as God takes us one by one The chain will link again Love Aunt Lois"

Lorie Robinson Turner wrote on Oct 2, 2020:

"I miss you so much Ray. I\'m going to miss us going to the store and you checking to see if there is a riding vehicle for me. You saying to me \"So where are we going to eat.\" We laugh as we stuff our face. I love you Ray with all that I am. Rest now Sweet Angel. ???"

Lois (Platts) Robinson wrote on Oct 2, 2020:

"To The Robinson Family, my deepest condolences in the loss of Ray. He will be missed by all who knew him. Know that earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal."

Charlene (Heath) Striggles wrote on Oct 1, 2020:

"To the family. I am very sorry to read of Rays passing. Please accept my deepest Condolences."