Natalie Ann Robinson, 92


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Natalie Ann “Nat” (Rabinovitz) Robinson, of Providence, passed away March 12, 2022, at her residence. She was the loving wife of the late Norman Robinson.

Born in Woonsocket, she was the only child of the late Israel and Helen (Ginsburg) Rabinovitz.

Natalie graduated at the top of her class in 1946 from Woonsocket High School. She then went on to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Mount Holyoke College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History and later a master’s degree in U.S. History from Brown University. She was very involved politically in the community and volunteered for organizations such as The League of Women Voters and the ACLU. She was a high school teacher at the former ALP School and School One in Providence for many years before retiring.

An avid reader, Natalie enjoyed practicing and teaching yoga, going to the theatre and attending concerts. For close to 40 years, she treasured time spent with family and friends at her second home on Cape Cod.

Survivors include: two daughters, Leslie Robinson and her husband, Stephen Kass, of Hamden, Connecticut, and Debora Kolwey and her husband, Neil, of Boulder, Colorado, and three grandchildren, Julia Robinson-Kass, Hannah Larson and her husband, Todd, and Frederica “Freddie” Kolwey.

Leslie and Debora would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the dedicated team of caregivers for the compassionate care they provided to Natalie over the past 10 years and to the hospice team for their support in her final days.

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886 ( or League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, One Richmond Square, Suite 220 A-W, Providence, RI 02906 (