In Memoriam, 18 VTBJ, Winter 2018-#36

PositionVol. 44 4 Pg. 36


Vol. 44 No. 4 Pg. 36

Vermont Bar Journal

Winter, 2018

Colin William Robinson

Colin William Robinson, 62, passed away in his home of 27 years in Lyme on October 12, 2018 with his wife at his side. Born in Greenwich, CT on November 19, 1955, Colin graduated in 1978 from UNH with a BS in Environmental Conservation. He received his JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1991, marrying his wife, Mary Lou that same year. Colin opened his own successful law practice in 1995 and spent time volunteering in the community, including teaching 5th graders about the law and coaching mock trial competitions, and splitting and delivering firewood to citizens in need with "Those Guys Firewood Crew" of Lyme. Colin used his time and legal expertise to help the UNH women's club hockey team gain recognition from the University. He helped his mother manage Camp Wulamat, providing a summer camp community for generations to enjoy. Colin is survived by his wife and two children, who continue to enjoy the outdoors and hockey.

Francis Bernard McCaffrey, Jr.

Francis Bernard McCaffrey, Jr., died on October 27, 2018 at the age of 82 after a courageous three-year struggle with cancer. Rita, his wife of 60 years, was by his side. Born in Queens, NY, Frank graduated from Chaminade High School in 1954 where he was an All NYC basketball player. He attended Saint Michael's College, playing basketball on the famous team that made it to the Final Four in Indiana. Frank's lifelong passion for basketball and his endless hours of hoops with his children and neighborhood, earned him an induction into the Vermont and the N.E. Basketball Hall of Fame. Graduating from Fordham Law School in 1961, he practiced in NYC, N.H. and Rutland, Vermont, until 1981 when he was sworn in as a Vermont State Court Judge. He retired in 2004 as Administrative Judge, finding passion, using his empathy, wisdom and compassion, in presiding in the Rutland Drug Treatment Court. Frank had a strong commitment to his family and his community and was a founding member of Serenity House, a training teacher at the Thresholds Decisions Program and a...

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