Robert Wolfson

Robert N. Wolfson ( Bob) of 483 Saw Mill Road, Guilford CT passed away peacefully in his home on March 25, 2011 after several years of declining health.  Bob was born in New Haven, Ct on June  18, 1933 to Minnie Brown Wolfson and Charles Wolfson former owners of Wolfson Drug Store and lifelong residents of New Haven.  He attended Hilllhouse High School and Hopkins Grammer School as well as University of Connecticut and graduated from Quinnipiac College with a degree in business. Bob was a self-employed automotive tool salesman. He was an avid sports fan, he loved a good game. One of his favorite past-times was watching sports games.  When he was younger with his daughters, brother, and nephews and when he was older with his grandson. Later in his life he loved to talk sports on the phone with his grandson, sometimes for hours.  Bob  loved to swim and he loved the ocean. He was an active member of the New England Lighthouse Lovers and spent many happy years in his retirement traveling the United States with his wife to visit them. Bob was also an active participant in the New Haven Federation of Teachers Retiree Chapter through his wife, Nina. Bob will be remembered by many as a friend, everywhere he went it seemed he knew someone and always had a friend to say hello to. Even if he knew he did not know anyone when he got there before he left you can be sure several people would consider Bob their friend. Bob loved his family very much and considered them the very center of his life and those who knew him knew just how important his family was to him . He was especially proud of the accomplishments of his girls and his world literally revolved around his grandchildren. Bob will be missed by many and remembered for his good nature, kind heart and big smile. He is survived by his wife and lifelong partner of 53 years Nina Miller Wolfson of Guilford, CT, his brother Herbert Wolfson(Lille) of North Haven, CT, his loving daughters Diane Leaman (Tony) of San Jose, CA ,  Nancy Coe (Rob Tomion)  Medina, OH ,his beloved granddaughters Amy Marie Coe and Stephanie Rose Leaman, his grandson and the light in his eye Nelson Charles Coe and his nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, 11:am at the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven. The interment will be in the B’nai Jacob Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven.
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  1. Win Heimer said,

    03.26.11 at 7:56 pm

    Dear Nina — I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you. I know you will stay strong.


  2. Joelle Fishman said,

    03.26.11 at 10:16 pm

    Dear Nina, You and Bob have made a fabulous team. We know how difficult a time this must be. Please call upon us for however we may be of help or support. Bob’s smile will always live within us. With love and solidarity, Joelle, Edie, Art

  3. Marilyn and Bill Tyszka said,

    03.27.11 at 10:10 am

    Dear Nina,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and love are
    with you in this difficult time.
    Bill and Marilyn Tyszka

  4. Tom Kenworthy said,

    03.27.11 at 11:56 am

    Dear Nina,

    I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing.I’ll never forget him dancing his feet off at Eileen’s wedding — and his big smile.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tom Kenworthy

  5. Walt & Laurel Mills said,

    03.27.11 at 12:24 pm

    Dear Nina,
    What a jolly ole fellow was Bob. He will surely be missed. His smile and positive energy was an inspiration. Walt and I send our condolences and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
    Love, Laurel and Walt

  6. Ross Tracy said,

    03.27.11 at 2:16 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss, I have some great memories of all of us stuck on Nantucket at the Inn during that stormy NELL trip and listening to some of Bob’s stories and jokes. He will be missed.


  7. Linda Wright said,

    03.27.11 at 4:10 pm

    Dear Nina, Nancy and Diane,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember him as far back as Ellsworth Ave. He surely was a great guy to live with three women and 13 cats! I know he loved you all, it showed in his care and love towards his family. Hugs to all….

  8. Fred and Linda Vigorito said,

    03.27.11 at 5:37 pm

    Dear Nina,

    We’re so sorry to hear of Bob’s death. I remember both of you dancing so nicely to the music of the Galvanized Jazz Band. Always a kind word from Bob. May he rest in peace.

  9. Frank and Angela Carrano said,

    03.27.11 at 6:52 pm

    Dear Nina,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Bob was someone who always seemed to have a smile to offer. I’m sure that you and your family will have many fond memories to treasure.

    Frank& Angela

  10. Linda and Jim Jacobson said,

    03.27.11 at 8:22 pm

    Dear Nina,
    We are so saddened by Bob’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of our adventures touring so many lighthouses.
    Linda and Jim

  11. Ron & MJ Foster said,

    03.28.11 at 4:42 am

    Dear Nina,

    We have so many memories of fun times with you and Bob, like the time we were lighthousing in Hawaii……..so many laughs shared with close friends. We will miss Bob but the memories will always bring a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With sympathy & love,
    Ron & MJ

  12. Hilari & Jim Seery said,

    03.28.11 at 9:32 am

    Dear Nina,

    We were saddened to hear of Bob’s passsing. Like so many others we have many memories of good times with you and Bob. From Hawaii to Maine, dancing up a storm at Eileens wedding, stories from Bob when we were all stuck on Nantucket, just to mention a few of them. He will be missed!
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hilari & Jim

  13. Lori Pelletier said,

    03.28.11 at 5:23 pm

    My heart is heavy for your loss. I will say an extra prayer tonight to bring comfort to you and your family. You are a special lady and I’m so sorry to hear about your husnabd and partner. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  14. Judith Kramer Koret said,

    03.28.11 at 6:21 pm


    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband.
    You are in my thoughts……

    Judy Koret

  15. Dan Durso said,

    03.28.11 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Nina,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    With sincere sympathy,

  16. Russ Santora said,

    03.29.11 at 5:07 pm

    Nancy and Diane

    I was informed of your fathers passing and was very saddened to hear the news. I have very fond memories of your dad and having lost my sister and mother recently know how much of a hole loosing a loved one can leave in your heart. As you know “Time heals pain” and hope your period of grief is short.


    Russell Geoffrey Santora

  17. Alan and Yadira Ells said,

    03.29.11 at 6:04 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing and will miss NELL tours with him and you. Our thoughts are with you.

  18. Mary Elia said,

    03.30.11 at 9:06 am

    My deepest sympathies on Bob’s passing. He was such a friendly and welcoming man. May these sad days pass quickly for you and be replaced by the many memories of your life together that will keep him alive and close in your heart.
    My thoughts are with you.

  19. Denise Zingale said,

    03.31.11 at 12:58 am

    Dear Nina, Diane & Nancy;
    My heart goes out to each of you on the loss of such a wonderful man. I first met Bob when Diane was approximately 2 years old and was lucky enough to stay close to your whole family for many years. During that time Bob was always a warm and happy person and very much in love with his “girls”. I am so glad he was able to enjoy his grandchildren as well in his later years. His family meant the world to him and I know you will truly miss him in return. I pray that the many happy memories you have of Bob will help ease the pain of his loss. He would want you all to laugh together over the good times. I will truly miss his wonderful smile and good humor. God Bless.
    Love, Denise & Family

  20. Jean Ferris said,

    03.31.11 at 8:00 pm

    Nina ~

    My thoughts are with you in your loss. Although I never met Bob, I have learned from reading these posts that he was a wonderful and caring family man.

    I have gotten to know you as a “Curves” friend and I sincerely hope that we can continue this friendship. You are one of the strongest people that I have met, and I have learned a lot from you, so I am hopeful that I will have the opportunity to coninue on …


  21. Bill Berndtson said,

    04.06.11 at 4:47 pm

    Dear Nina,

    Please accept my sincere condolences. I met him once a few years ago at our annual meeting, but I still remember his smile.