William Collins

Obituary of William Collins

William J. Collins, 89, passed away at Newport Hospital on December 29, 2007 after a brief illness. Mr. Collins most recently resided at the Village House in Newport, RI. He was the husband of the late Helen E. Collins and lived most of his life in West Roxbury and Norwood, MA. He was born in Portland, ME. on June 15, 1918 to William P. Collins and Sabina Doyle Collins. Mr. Collins was a graduate of English High and Bentley College. He retired from the MBTA and worked as a Public Accountant for many years after. He was an avid sports enthusiast always enjoying a round of golf. One of his best moments was a "hole in one" at the Norfolk Golf Club. He is survived by his children Janice M. (Collins) Griffiths and her husband Joseph of Newport, RI, Richard P. Collins and his wife Joan of South Boston, MA. and William J. Collins Jr. and his wife Christina D. Collins of Newport, RI., grandchildren Lauren Griffiths, Joseph Griffiths, Jon Griffiths and the late Christopher P. Collins, four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was the brother of Margaret Anglin of Scituate, MA and Louise Mazzucotelli and her husband Francis of Winchester, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 4, 2008, at 9:00 am, at St. Mary's Church, Spring St., Newport. Burial at Newport Memorial Park, 123 Howland Ave, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 3, from 4:00-7:00pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. Donations may be made in Bill's memory to Home for Little Wanders, 434 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
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