BRANDON D. ROBINSONJuly 19, 1986 ~ November 12, 2017 (age 31)
ROBINSON, Brandon D., 31, of Grant St., passed away unexpectedly due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday, November 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of U.S. Army Major Kristina A. Niemeyer-Robinson.
Born in Warwick, he was a son of Mark C. Robinson of Exeter and Sandra J. (Peck) Robinson of West Greenwich.
Brandon served seven years as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army. He achieved the rank of sergeant E5 and worked as a squad leader in his unit. During his time of service with the 4th Engineer Battalion he deployed twice in support of OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) where he earned many medals including a bronze star. After his military career, he earned his bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College in business management and became a successful entrepreneur. He and Kristina loved traveling and the world including Ireland, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic with several more trips planned for the future. Brandon was an avid New England Patriot fan until his recent disconnect to the NFL. He enjoyed time in New Hampshire working on their home, riding his beloved Harley Davidson motorcycle (Lois), working on his Chevy truck and several different projects in his garage. Learning from their dad, Brandon and his brother Matt both worked as plumbers in their teens and early adulthood which created quite the handyman. He enjoyed helping friends and family in need. No matter what the job, there was no task too difficult to conquer. Most people considered Brandon invincible and fearless. However, his laugh was contagious and his infrequent smile would melt you.
Besides his wife and parents, he leaves a son, Noah Spears of Exeter, a brother and confidant Matthew Robinson of Westerly, nephews Jacob and Maximus Robinson, niece Kali Robinson, grandparents Donald Peck and the late Shirley (Andrews) Peck, and the late Harold Robinson and Edna (Fox) Robinson Kershaw, many cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and his beloved golden retriever Jim Beam.
A Celebration of Brandon’s life will be held Monday at 11:00 am in the IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte.117), Coventry. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Sunday 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brandon’s memory to (www.gofundme.com/brandon-robinsons-memorial) would be appreciated.