Jillian Sarah Goldman
Passed away December 15, 2023
Jillian Sarah Goldman, 28, formerly of Redding, passed away on December 15, 2023 in Boston, MA. Jillian was the daughter of Irve and Susan Goldman of Redding. Jillian was born in Bridgeport and graduated from Joel Barlow High School in 2013. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2017 from the University of Vermont. She had recently relocated to Boston from Burlington, VT to pursue paralegal studies at Boston University and a paralegal career, and to be closer to her older brother, Daniel. Jillian had an infectious laugh, boundless energy, and was a kind, caring, and loving daughter, niece, cousin, and friend. Among the inner circle of the family’s friends, she earned the phrase, “Everyone Loves Jillian.” She loved music, attending concerts with her brother and friends. She enjoyed hiking in the Vermont mountains and had a passion for downhill skiing, which she mastered at a young age on the slopes of Jackson Hole, WY and continued to enjoy while on the Joel Barlow high school ski team and the mountains of Vermont. She also had much affection for her adopted cat, Cooper. Jillian will be forever missed by her parents, her brother, Daniel, and her many aunts and uncles and cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her older brother, Alex, her grandparents, Alan and Ann Goldman and William and Mary Lacy, and her uncle Richard. Funeral services for Jillian will be held in private. To share a condolence message, please visit www.greensfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Connecticut Humane Society, 455 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880, cthumane.org
Margot McLachlan Robinson
October 2, 1945 - December 19, 2023
Margot McLachlan Robinson passed away peacefully in Highlands Ranch, CO, surrounded by family. Margot is survived by her daughter, Tracy Robinson Cotsamire (Justin) of Littleton, CO, and
son, Frederick "Doyle" F. Robinson III (Gina) of Manhattan Beach, CA, and four grandchildren: Colin and Mia Cotsamire; and Matthew and Thomas Robinson. She is also survived by her sister, Katherine McLachlan, and nephews, Tom and Tyler Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick "Rick" F. Robinson Jr., and her brother, G. Randal McLachlan, and sister, Mary Lee. Margot was born to the late Marcella and G. Randal McLachlan of Danbury on October 2, 1945. She attended St. Peter's School and was a graduate of Danbury High School. She received her associate’s degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. After college, she moved to New York City to work in advertising. On May 10, 1974, she married Rick at St. Peter's Church in Danbury. Not long after their wedding, Margot and Rick settled in Redding. There, they met lifelong friends and Margot became involved in the community. She was the first female president of the Redding Boys and Girls Club. Her love of tennis flourished through the Redding Country Club and later with the Valley Tennis Girls. Margot could often be found out socializing with friends and countless cousins over her favorite beverage, ice-cold Coors Light She was fiercely loyal to those close to her and eager to help when others were in need. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation at michaeljfox.org to support Parkinson's Disease research.
Paul Bennitt Jenison
March 25, 1952 - December 10, 2023
Paul Bennett Jenison, 71, passed away on December 10, 2023 in Redding, surrounded by loved ones. Paul was born on March 25, 1952 in Providence, RI to Richard and Myrtle Jenison. He grew up in Cranston, RI before attending Brown University, and went on to earn his MBA at University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School in 1978. Paul was a Financial Consultant and held his last position as Managing Director at Finacity. His professional career included Senior Managing Director of Jenison Financial LLC and Executive Director of UBS Investment Banking. In 1989, Paul married the late Cynthia (Wheeler) Jenison, and together they made their home in the Princeton, NJ area. In 2016, Paul and his family moved to Redding. Paul is survived by his three children: William of Redding; Emily of Somerville, NJ; and Samuel of Toronto, CA. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Pricilla; and wife. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Dorothy Agnes Mary Lang Kammer
September 18, 1928 - December 11, 2023
Dorothy Agnes Mary Lang Kammer, beloved mother, grandmother,and great-grandmother was called to heaven by God and received into the loving arms of her beloved Mama and Papa on December 11, 2023. Born September 18, 1928, in the Bronx, NY, she was the eldest daughter of Mary Klemens Lang and Edward Lang. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Raymond Kammer; siblings, Alyce Lang Duffy, Edward Lang, and Joe Waide; and many beloved tantes, onkels, cousins, family, and friends.
The daughter of immigrants from Austria and Germany, her mastery and love of the English language began in grade school as she taught her parents and siblings to read, write, and speak English. As a young girl, Dorothy spent many happy summers at her Tante Agnes and Onkel Henry’s farm in Old Saybrook, with her siblings and cousin Willie. It was here that a girl from the Bronx fell in love with the quiet country life, often remarking later in life that she would much rather fall asleep to the songs of peepers than car horns. And although she would one day make her home in the country, she enjoyed all the city had to offer – playing in the city streets, roller skating around the neighborhood, even in the subway, and dancing with friends in dance halls. A woman of many talents, Dorothy excelled at secretarial school, receiving honors and typing an unbelievable 120 words-per-minute.
It was in the dance halls of her youth that Dorothy fell in love Ray – a gentile man from Queens who traveled so often across the bridge to court his future bride, she often joked he had "bought the bridge by the time they married." Married on August 25, 1951, the young couple worked hard and moved to Redding to raise their children – Christine, Karen, Stephen, and Doreen. It was here Dorothy traded in her roller skates to embrace quiet country life – building stone walls using the skills her stonemason Papa passed down to her, swimming in her pool, and falling asleep to peepers. She also enjoyed reading, crosswords, puzzles, Scrabble, cards, and dancing with Ray.
A devout Catholic, Dorothy attended Mass regularly, belonged to the Rosary Society, volunteered at special feasts, and participated in the Prayer Chain until she was no longer able. As a young mother, she belonged to the Mothers' Club raising funds to send the parish children to Saint Mary's Elementary School in Ridgefield.
Dorothy spent her later years doting on her eight grandchildren – Eric, Leah, Rory, Jared, Christopher, Matthew, Stephanie, and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren – Brooke, Julian, James, and Isla. She loved singing them German lullabies, bouncing them on her leg, picking raspberries, and singing with them in the rain.
Dorothy also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and countless family friends.
The matriarch of her family, Dorothy will be “always loved, never forgotten, forever missed.”
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 30 Church Street, Georgetown.