Dennis John Collins

Dennis John Collins, age 71, of Wrentham died December 6th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 18th, 1947 he was the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Hanley) Collins. He graduated from Roslindale High School with the class of 1965. Dennis proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1968-1970.

Dennis earned Associate Degrees from Andover Institute and Fischer Junior College. He spent 33 years of his career in Information Technology at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. Dennis retired in 2003.

He was a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Corvette Club for 30 years. Over the years he served as Vice President, Secretary, Competition Chair, social activity coordinator, and Gazette editor of the club. He made many lasting friendships with fellow car enthusiasts. In his spare time Dennis enjoyed gardening, fishing and working on cars. For many years he started his weekend mornings at Dunkin Donuts with the “breakfast club”.

Beloved husband of Carolyn (Grenier) Collins for 47 years.

Loving Father of Keith Collins and girlfriend Joann Wason of Bellingham, MA and Coreen Konopka and husband John of Myrtle Beach, SC

Cherished grandfather of Erin Collins of Bellingham, MA and Ayden and Aynslee Konopka of Myrtle Beach, SC

Brother of James Collins and his wife Judy of East Dorset, VT; the late Francis Collins and wife Dianne of Walpole, MA; Judith Mahar and late husband Frank of Attleboro, MA and Josephine Lawlor and husband Joseph of Pembroke, MA and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is being planned for March 2020.


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15 Condolences

  1. Joeoconnor on December 8, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Rest in peace Dennis you will be missed. Carol & joe O”Connor

  2. Patricia Fiore on December 8, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    To a wonderful brother in, and will miss you so much Party , Richie , Jaime law , Rest in peace Dennis , we love you so much. Patty, Richie, Jaime and Nick.

  3. Alan Factor on December 8, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    A very good friend and a wonderful person. So many good memories. Rest in peace my friend..

  4. Lynda Strissel on December 8, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    To our dear friend Carolyn, sending you our love & heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beloved Dennis. May he rest in peace❤️

  5. Edwin and Jeanne Aldrich on December 8, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Dear Carolyn, we are so very sorry for your loss. May Dennis Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Ed and Jeanne

  6. Mal and Big Joe on December 8, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Our hearts break for you Carolyn, Coreen, Keith and children. We love you so much. Dennis was such a wonderful friend with a great wit. We will miss him. Our prayers are with you.

  7. Elaine Nolan on December 9, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts at this difficult time, and have my deep sympathy.
    May Dennis rest in peace.

  8. Marie Ernst on December 9, 2019 at 1:25 am

    So sorry Carolyn. Our thoughts are with you and your children and grandchildren. Love, Marie and Ernie

  9. Bob Feigen on December 9, 2019 at 1:37 am

    A good friend, you will be missed. Rest In Peace .

  10. Jackie Gaine on December 9, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Sorry for your loss, you and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Steve Sylvia on December 9, 2019 at 2:43 am

    My good friend I know now you’re safe. Our friendship over the past 15 years have been so great I will miss you.

  12. Jean Kay on December 10, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Carolyn, May it comfort you to know that I am sharing in your loss.My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

  13. Kelsa morrill on December 10, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    We will miss you,Dennis.
    Rest In Peace
    Jim and Kelsa

  14. Michael & Susan Campopiano on December 11, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    We send our sincere condolences with Dennis passing. He will surely be missed by everyone. His smile and quick wit will be hard to replace. Friends like Dennis are hard to replace these days. Best Wishes to you and your family

  15. Patrick Nagle on March 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    A very good friend. Always there for whoever needed him. Rest in peace

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