GOSHEN — Geryll Ann Robinson, 72, passed away, peacefully, March 26, 2022, at her home in Goshen. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 24, 1950. She was the daughter of Martha (Wassil) Robinson and Carl Robinson; sister to Robert, Carol, Joann and Judith; mother to R. Bryna; aunt to her nieces and nephews, Brian, her namesake “Little Geryll,” Carl, and Marishka; and 30-year life partner and Bryna’s other mother, Susan Munger.
Geryll moved to Vermont in 1968 when she was 18 years old and never looked back. There, she made a life for herself and her family, tucked away in the Green Mountains where she mastered the art of “going your own way.”
She worked for Green Mountain Landscaping, run by her dear friend, Tammy Walsh. Together, with Susan Munger, they designed and built beautiful stonework as a lasting testament all over the state of Vermont. She had a voracious appetite for learning, and in her life mastered many skills, including the art of carpentry, landscaping, stone masonry, baking, marathon running, and on and on and on.
She was fearless in the face of obstacles, and never shied away from a challenge. It was this resourcefulness and fortitude that made her an inspiration to all that were lucky to know her.
Geryll adored nature and was an avid hiker, spending days in the mountains, hiking the Long Trail alone or with her friends and family. Her official trail name, given to her by her best hiking friend, Dave Phander, was “Wrong Way.”
Never one to be deterred, she always found the right way eventually.
She was mother and friend to many, taking many a misfit under her wing. Geryll encouraged a strong sense of individuality and independence into her biological and chosen children, gifting them with the freedom and confidence to become anything they wanted.
Her Goshen home was a safe harbor for all that needed comfort and peace. She was a wild, weird, and wonderful woman, with a fierce, loving, and generous heart. Our secret Weapon until the end. A-Holé!
A private gathering “In Celebration of Her Life” will take place at a later date.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to The Green Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, Vt. 05677.
Arrangements by the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.