Carmen M. Warren Robinson: Artist, Fixture At Shows

Carmen and Peter Warren are shown at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn., at a Lorikeet exhibit.  It was one of her favorite moments of the year.

CITY ISLAND, N.Y. — On June 11, after a courageous 22-year struggle with cancer, Peter Warren’s beloved daughter Carmen Maria Warren Robinson took her walk with the Lord; she was just 63 years old.

Carmen was an accomplished artist in all media. Her pottery displayed her love of nature and her oils and watercolors reflected her abstract way of looking at life. She was also an accomplished equestrian, as well as a fixture at many of the antiques shows when her father, mother and sister of Maria and Peter Warren Antiques were exhibiting their wares.

More than anything, Carmen was an inspiration. Her breast cancer had metastasized to her bones, lungs and finally her brain. She left doctors scratching their heads in wonderment at her survival against all odds. It was also her faith that carried her through and it was that very love of the Lord that brings to light this passage:

“The bible tells us of Enoch, who each day of his life walked with the Lord. One day Enoch noticed that they had come much further than usual and he felt tired, when he mentioned this, the Lord said, ‘Enoch you have come so far with me, come just a little further and we will go home together.’” Carmen did just that, she walked a little further on the road all of us must travel.

Along that road she sowed the seeds of many flowers: flowers of warmth, of generosity, of compassion, of kindness, of gentleness and of love. Take a page from Carmen’s life: love without inhibition; love nature as if every time were the first; live simply; smile radiantly; love bountifully; live each day at its fullest with no worry about the next and with the faith that it will be taken care of by the Lord.

Carmen Maria Warren Robinson is survived by her father Peter Kirby Warren and her stepmother Hollis Wright-Warren; her husband Richard Robinson of City Island, N.Y.; her sister AJ Warren and nephew Joshua Warren of Wilton, Conn.; her brother Peter John Warren, his former wife Peggy Warren and their children, Peter Alexander and Christopher Aiden Warren of Kalispell, Mont., and Downers Grove, Ill.; her aunt Christina Bracho and cousins Juan, Pablo, Monica and Diana Bracho of Houston, Texas, and Mexico City, Mexico; her cousins, Giles and Hugh Parker of Medford, Mass., and Daytona Beach, Fla.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, www.guidedogs.com. It was always a dream of Carmen’s to train dogs for that organization.

If you met Carmen at one of the many antique shows and would like to share a memory or upload a photo, you can do so by going go to the “memories section” at www.Schuylerhill.com. All are invited to view a slide show there celebrating Carmen’s life.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be on Saturday, August 16, at the Trinity Methodist Church on City Island at 2 pm.

The Warren and Robinson families may be contacted at mariawarren2@yahoo.com.

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