Francis T. Collins

     Kattskill Bay, Francis T. Collins, 84 passed away Monday July 3 at Glens Falls Hospital after a brief illness, surounded by his loving family.  He was born on Sept. 8, 1932.   He was predeceased by his parents, Francis J. & Catherine (Bradley) Collins of County Kerry, Ireland. 

     Frank was a proud graduate of St. Mary's Academy and Tri-State Universary in Angola, Indiana.  On June 29, 1957 he married his high school sweetheart, Eileen Peters at St. Mary's Church in GLens Falls. Perfect partners in life, they celebrated their 60th anniversary last week.  They raised their 5 children and lived happily in Glens Falls until fulfilling their lifelong dream of living year round on the shores of Lake George in Kattskill Bay.

     Frank is also survived by his daughter Eileen (Stephen) Dunn, and their children Michael, Bradley, Liam and Francis; his sons, Michael Collins (Leslie) and their children David, Dillion; Honorable Timothy Collins (Michele), and their children Brennaugh and Michelle; Bill Collins and children Kelly, Melissa and Airman William Collins, Dr. Daniel (Debbie) Collins and children Kevin, Sean, and Danny.  He is also survived by his brother Bob (Nora) Collins, his sister Theresa Mecure and husband Honorable Thomas Mecure and sisters-in-law Jane Campbell and Barbara Reardon. He was dearly loved by many nieces and nephews and his large extended family.  

Services were held on July 8th at St. Mary's Church in GLens Falls.  His family extends their deepest gratitude to the compassionate staff and doctors at Glens Falls Hospital.  He was blessed to be in the loving care of his grandaughter, Melissa Collins, RN.

Frank always wanted to see St. Mary's schoold continue it's fine tradition.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Mary's-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School, 10-12 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 

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