Virginia L. Robinson, age 88, long-time resident of Hinsdale, passed away on Sunday, February 25 at Oak Trace Senior Living Community. From her birth in Oak Park, on June 9, 1929, she brightened the lives of those around her with generosity, laughter, and love.
As a young woman, Virginia’s gumption led her on a series of incredible world travels, whose stories would later inspire her children and grandchildren. Soon after, she met and married the late John E. Robinson and became mother to Hugh C. (Mary) Robinson and Elizabeth “Lili” (Terry) Robinson Krainc.
Virginia was a preschool teacher at Union Church of Hinsdale CFWP and a children’s book buyer at The Little Book Shop of Hinsdale. She gave generously of herself as a prison ministry volunteer, as an election judge, and as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Union Church of Hinsdale and a season ticket holder at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, both for over 50 years.
Her kindness and her fiery spirit will be sorely missed by her children as well as her grandchildren: Anna and Kathryn Krainc, Nathaniel and Isabella Robinson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Women’s Assoc. Scholarship Fund (Union Church of Hinsdale), The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org or American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. A memorial service will be held March 10th at 11 am at the Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield St. (3rd and Garfield Streets) in Hinsdale.