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TEWKSBURY – John died at Westf…

TEWKSBURY – John died at Westford House Oct. 8, at age 79. Son of the late William F. and Marie (Fitzmaurice) Collins. He was father of Karen Marie Collins and her partner Eric Gorby of Hudson, N.H.; brother of Robert A. Collins of Freemont, N.H.; sisters Eleanor Rider of Brockton, Mass., Barbara Lamoureux of Tewksbury and the late Marie Perry and Lee Ann Lane; brother-in-law of Athene Collins of Pleasanton, Calif., who was the wife of his late brother William P. Collins; step-grandfather of Adam Gorby and Shauna Gorby, both of Hudson, N.H.; uncle of many.

Visiting hours Friday, October 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Route 38), Tewksbury Center, (978 or 800 in Mass.) 851-2950. His funeral will begin Saturday, October 12, at 9 a.m., from the Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Route 38), Tewksbury. Burial with USMC honors will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or visit www.stjude.org. For complete obituary, visit tewksburyfuneralhome.com.

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