John (Jack) Joseph Collins Jr.
John (Jack) Joseph Collins Jr. of West Yarmouth passed away surrounded by his
children after courageously fighting a long illness on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Born in: Boston, MA on January 14, 1946.
Survived by: The mother of his children; Carol Ann (Murray) Collins; cherished
father of Deborah A. Collins of West Yarmouth, MA and John J. Collins, III and his
wife Helen of Andover, MA. Treasured Papa to Alex, Joseph and Jessica.
Adored Son of the late Agnes (Owens) and John J. Collins. Dear brother to
Patricia McLaren of Rochester, NH Marsha Anastas, Kevin Collins, both of
Winthrop, MA and Maryellen McMahon of Medford, MA. Predeceased by his sister
Phyllis Fagan and brothers Paul, David and Michael Collins.
Also survived and admired by many nieces and nephews.
Jack loved the outdoors, the ocean and fishing. He also found extreme joy in his grandchildren.
Due to Covid-19 and wanting to keep everyone safe, there will be a memorial
service for immediate family members only. The service will be held on Saturday,
October 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Catherine’s of Genoa in Somerville, MA –
address 179 Summer Street, Somerville, MA 02143.
The link to register to attend the funeral mass is https:www.stsmartinparish.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John J. Collins, II to the
MGH Burn Unit. Gifts can be made online at giving.massgeneral.org. Checks
made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital can be mailed to:
MGH Development Office
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
Boston, MA 02114-1101
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