Esther Rotenberg Robbins, born in 1915 in Rochester, N.Y., to Ceilia (Tsippa) Tobias Rottenberg and Louis Rottenberg, passed away on August 22. She was a 53-year resident of Griswold Drive, West Hartford until 2003 and a recent resident at Chatfield in West Hartford, spending her last years at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Wife of Mayer (Roby) Robbins (deceased), she leaves her children Al (Ceila) Robbins of Bolton; Susie Namerow of Avon; Carolyn (Jonathan) Siegel of Albuquerque, N.M.. She was predeceased by a son, Richard, formerly of Chicago. She leaves her seven cherished granddaughters: Becca Robbins (Kurt) Gisclair of Bellingham, Wash., Allison Robbins (Jess) Mace of Portland, Ore.; Lisa Namerow (Lonnie Lazaer) of Reston, Va.; Lori Namerow (Tim) Sweeney of Gaithersburg, Md.; Lynne Namerow of Avon, Hannah Robbins Dumo of Deerfield, Ill.; Jessica R. Siegel of Albuquerque, N.M. and London. She also leaves six great grandchildren: Ellie, Lily and Benjamin Sweeney; Gabriella and Charlie Dumo, and Luke Mayer Lazaer born on August 15, in addition to many nieces and nephews, including Jeffrey Robbins of Avon. The family is grateful to her longtime caregiver, Lynette Lawrence, who was like a daughter to her, and to the 4 South staff at Hebrew Health Care, who referred to her as “Queen Esther.” She was also predeceased by her close companion Sidney Perry, and her siblings, Sheva Berman and Abe Rotenberg. Esther earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Greater Hartford Community College; and was a past president of American Jewish Congress, and a member of the Board of Hadassah. She worked at Lord & Taylor for many years and she retired in 1978 from her administrative assistant position at the West Hartford Board of Education. Upon retirement she became a docent at the Noah Webster House and the Mark Twain House. She was an active member of Congregation Beth Israel for over 50 years where she was involved with the library and other committees. Esther and Roby had special friends with whom they shared a gourmet dinner group and a card group for many years. She was a voracious reader, participating in book clubs throughout the years, and had a great love of nature (Ellizabeth Park in particular), music and theater. Memorial donations may be made to the Library Fund at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, Conn. 06119; Esther Robbins Fund, Knox Parks Foundation, 75 Laurel Street, Hartford, Conn. 06106; or charity of choice.