Adam Robertine

Adam Robertine, 94,  of Danbury, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Monday, November 8, 2010.  He was the husband of the late Anna (Hrabcsak) Robertine who predeceased him in 2008.

He was born in Dover, Delaware on November 12, 1915 the son of the late Michael and Anna (Laba) Robertine.  Adam was the youngest child and the last surviving sibling of nine brothers and 2 sisters.  He was excited about his 95th birthday which would have been Friday, November 12, 2010 and was hoping to live to see his 100th birthday in five more years.

Adam grew up on a farm in Delaware.  During the Depression his family sold their farm and move to Peekskill, New York where his father worked at the estate of John D. Rockefeller.

He met Anna, the love of his life, prior to joining the Army.  When he left to serve his Country he told Anna “wait for me—I’ll be back”.  He served as a medic/orderly during WWII in Bora Bora.  When he came home he and Anna married and he went to work at Hoyt and Messinger Manufacturing.  After leaving the hatting industry, he wanted to learn a trade so he enrolled in the State Trade School to learn carpentry. He worked for several local contractors before going out on his own as Adam Robertine Carpenter/Builder and built numerous homes in the Danbury area.  After leaving the building profession he became a custodian for the Danbury School System.  When he retired he was able to spend time with his family, enjoy gardening and able to spend winters in Florida with Anna.

Adam was a member of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Danbury and of its Men’s Club, VFW Post #149, Catholic War Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his son, Peter and his wife, Marian; his daughters, Betty Anna and Nancy and her husband, Alain Roy; his four grandchildren, Dennis, Lauren, Peter, and Nicole and two great-grandsons Jack and Avery.

The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury, CT on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm with the Rev. Michael G. Popson, officiating.

Burial will take place Friday, November 12, 2010 at 12 noon at St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends at St. Nicholas Church on Thursday evening from 5PM to 7PM.

Memorial contributions to St. Nicholas Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury, CT 06811 in his memory and honor would be appreciated.

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Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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