Jeanne Marie Robinson Ieva, who holds many identities such as mom, Mimi, sister, aunt, close friend, and sports fanatic left this earth in true “Jeanne” fashion, during a Blizzard with poor travel conditions. Jeanne is survived by her two daughters and their partners Kendra and Jason Bodin (Matawan, NJ) and Kara Ieva and Stacy Walkowitz (Glassboro, NJ) and her 6 grandchildren whom she helped raise Jake, Kailee, Joey, Kasey, Avery, and Rylan. She is also survived by her sisters Judy Gerardi (FL), Janet Robinson (WA), and JoAnn Robinson Rivera (FL), as well as her beloved nieces and nephews (Bart Gerardi, Rebecca Brittle, Emily Bergstrom, Jack Kindregan, and TJ Rivera), and an abundance of longtime friends and family.
Jeanne was born June 30, 1950, in Stamford, CT to Charles and Pauline Robinson (both deceased). Upon her graduation from Stamford Catholic High School, she attended Berkeley Secretarial School. She was a trailblazer in her own right as she had an illustrious career spanning over 20 years at Olin corporation in Stamford where she climbed the corporate ladder from secretary to IT specialist at a time when the field had very few women.
Those close to Jeanne, know that she was truly loyal, having friend groups that date back to grammar school. She was a single mom and independent woman who lived to provide adventures and opportunities for her daughters and created a village of support with friends and family. She spent the majority of her lifetime in service supporting others, taking very little time for herself. Jeanne had a larger-than-life personality that was hard to miss around town. She served as the President of Stamford Babe Ruth Softball for over 10 years and served as the secretary for the Sylvan Knoll Homeowners Association for 20 years. Jeanne was a cheerleader for all and could be seen at all sporting events ranging from younger ages to professional sports. She was a die-hard fan of the NY Giants, NY Yankees, and UCONN Huskies. Jeanne was well loved and will be missed by all.
While Jeanne will be cremated, per her wishes, her family welcomes all visitors for a visitation at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT 06902 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 4, 2022 at Saint Mary’s Church, located 566 Elm Street, at 10AM.
The family would like to thank all the healthcare workers at Elmwood Hills for providing a safe and stable living environment this past few years. Flowers can be sent to Cognetta Funeral Home, and donations can be made on her behalf to the American Diabetes Association. To leave an online condolence please visit www.cognetta.com