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(January 12, 1927 – September 10, 2013)

Eileen M. Robinson, 86, went to be with her husband on his birthday, Sept. 10, 2013. Eileen was born on January 12, 1927 in Escanaba, MI to the late John and Irene Rubens. She married the late William E. Robinson in St. Joseph Church, Escanaba, on May 29, 1947. They had been married 58 years at the time of his death. Eileen was a member of the St. Brigid of Kildare Parish since 1947. She belonged to the Choir for 35 years; a cantor for 20 years; and secretary/bookkeeper for 23 years during the time the Redemptorist Fathers served the parish. She was a people person who sincerely loved God and St. Brigid Church. Eileen cherished each of her family members deeply and always had a smile, a hand shake or a hug for everyone she called friend. Instead of being sad at her passing, she asks that you greet each person with a warm smile, clasp their hand and wish them a heartfelt “God Be with you” just as she has for years. Eileen is survived by her children, Mary Altman, Joseph (Janice) Robinson, Anne Kerns all of Midland area, John (Tammy) Robinson of Fernandina Beach, FL; her brother Louis “Bud” Rubens of Midland; 10 grandchildren in Midland and 1 in Florida; 16 living great grandchildren in the area and 1deceased great grandson. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at St. Brigid’s of Kildare Catholic Church at 2:00 pm with Father Patrick O’Connor officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 1:30 pm until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider EWTN Catholic TV Network or St. Brigid’s of Kildare Parish.Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly is assisting the family. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com