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Robert Visny

Robert Martin Visny

Wednesday, July 22nd, 1931 - Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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Robert Martin Visny
Robert “Bob” Martin Visny, 89, of Coventry, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 7, 2020 surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of the late Wilma (Scott) Visny who passed away in 2014.
Born at Manchester Hospital on July 22, 1931, the son of the late John Martin and Lena (Goehring) Visny, Bob grew up on his family’s Coventry dairy farm. He is survived by his daughter Martine Lehmann and her husband, Prescott, grandsons Joshua Lehmann and (Kellyann Cox), Scott Visny his wife Lisa, granddaughters Stephanie, Kelly, Amanda, and great-grandchildren Morgan, Jacob, Jasmine, Brianna, Ava Aden and Zander. He was predeceased by his son, Steven, and sisters Elizabeth and Clara.
Bob attended a one-room schoolhouse in his youth and was a member of the last class to graduate from the Brick School in 1945. After graduating from Manchester High School in 1949, he attended Marietta College in Ohio and UCONN, where he earned a degree in agriculture. He would later earn a Masters and 6th year certificate at Eastern State College. In 1952 he married the love of his life, Wilma, a kindred spirit who shared his love of family, nature, and life-long learning.
A beloved educator who forged lasting friendships with hundreds of students, Bob taught sixth grade for 32 years at the Washington and Verplanck Schools in Manchester. In 1960 Bob and Wilma purchased fifty acres in Coventry, the site of the Hickory Ridge Tree Farm. For years Bob bounded across the hillside in December, welcoming customers, many his former students, and counseling them as they searched for the perfect Christmas tree. A visit to Hickory Ridge is a lasting holiday memory for hundreds of loyal families and friends.
A life-long learner, Bob enjoyed learning about American and Native American history. Bob and Wilma participated in Elderhostel programs including the Lewis and Clarke Expedition from Saint Louis, MO to Astoria, OR. They served as tutors at a Navajo Reservation School in Mexican Hat, Utah. They enjoyed trips to Sebago Lake Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, and Bermuda.
Bob had a keen sense of civic duty. He served in numerous roles for the Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association, Connecticut Forest and Parks Association, and Project Learning Tree. He was a member of the Eastern CT Forest Land Owners Assoc., Last Green Valley, and the Coventry Agriculture Committee.
Bob was a member of the North Coventry Volunteer Fire Association for 50 years, Historical Society, Center Cemetery Association, American Legion, and the Uriel Lodge No. 24 AF & AM. He was a 75-year member of the Second Congregation Church.
A natural storyteller with a prodigious memory, Bob loved to regale listeners with his memories of a long-ago Coventry, many of which were published including: “B-17 Bomber Buzzes Brick School”, “Something Burning: North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department Responds to First House Fire”, Santa’s Boots” and “The Story of Coventry’s Last Cattle Drive.”
Bob’s high school motto, “Always ready with a smile, quick to do a thing worthwhile” was true of him his entire life. A generous and thoughtful man, he leaves a legacy of kindness and service to others. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and former students.
The Visny family would like to thank Dr. Katz and his staff Janet and Chris, Dr. Khanna and Dr. Bandyopadhyay for the excellent care they provided to Bob.
Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to: North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department (3427 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238), Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association (304 Parker Ave. Meriden, CT 06450) or the Second Congregational Church (1746 Boston Turnpike, Coventry, CT 06238).
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be private. The family hopes to honor Bob’s memory at a future date when conditions permit.
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Richard Bolduc

Posted at 07:01pm
Our condolences to the Visny family. We fondly remember taking our children to the tree farm to tag a tree and then to return later to cut it down. Bob was always very congenial and friendly. The Bolduc Family, Sandy, Dick, Michelle, and Paul.

Joe Tomanelli

Posted at 05:24pm
I will remember Mr. Visny as an honest, kind and caring man who always encouraged me! He leaves a legacy of a wonderful family, a landmark tree farm, and a life that was full of joy from all that he shared with us! My sincere condolences to Martine and Prescott and the Visny family! You were blessed with a wonderful father and grandfather! Joe Tomanelli

Linda Burdick

Posted at 10:47am
I was a 6th grade student of your Dad's at Washington School in Manchester, CT. He was one of my favorite teachers during my school years. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Linda A. Burdick (Krompegal)

Don Storrs

Posted at 11:40am
From Donald Storrs and the Storrs Family, including my deceased brother David Storrs, my mother and father Russell and Tavina Storrs and grandparents Gilbert and Mary Storrs, So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob, such a kind, giving, and respected man who was so much appreciated for all he did individually and for the community. Bob was an "adopted" member of the Storrs family by my grandparents Gilbert and Mary Storrs, and remained in that capacity with my father and mother , and even by myself and my brothers. He was such a knowledgeable man, soft spoken, but so impactful and loving person to the families of so many people. He was so kind, giving to so many and impacting the lives of so many by his presence, words, and contributions thru the Grange, church, community affairs and his leadership and contributions in the 4-H program in the local areas, He never forgot where he came from ...the town of Coventry , the local 4H programs, and the Grange and the local Congregational Church. Such a soft spoken man, but so involved, impactful and caring to others. Dan, Dave and I were very lucky to spend a number of hours with Bob at his home about a year ago.....going over memories, talking about his tremendous work in the local 4H program that we were so lucky to have been taught and mentored by Bob, and touring his wonderful tree farm which became the "trip of the Christmas season" for all local families searching for that special and perfect Christmas tree. We were lucky to take a tour of farm with Bob and remember all the memories....especially knowing that we actually planted the first trees for/with Bob when he began the the Family Business. Our prayers, hopes and memories go out to the entire Visny family...,and with tribute...."Thank you Lord for your gift of Bob Visny to so many, and for his kindness, his dedication and his love to the community. From Donald Storrs and the entire Storrs family of Coventry, CT

The Adams family

Posted at 10:15am
In honor of our big hearted friend and the cherished memories of Bob and the Christmas tree hunt! Love, the Adams family
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