Gerard Joseph Collins
May 30, 1935 - October 18, 2020
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home
Lorraine Sandford
Tove Flem Jacobsen
Bob and JerryBarbara Brucker
Karina Langseth
Noell Bridges
Jane Gallagher Affourtit
Peter, Lynn, Emily & Nicholas Gabos
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Gerard (Jerry) Joseph Collins, Sr. was born May 30th, 1935 in Elizabeth, N.J. to Joseph and Helen Collins.  Jerry received his B.A. in Accounting and his M.B.A. from Seton Hall University. He married Grace Gallagher in 1966 in Holy Name Church in Brooklyn N.Y. and had two children, Susan and Gerard, raising their family in …
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Lorraine Sandford left a message on November 1, 2020:
So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. Very fond memories of my time at Sterling. Thinking if you Grace, Susan and Gerard at this difficult time. A special friend for so many year. So many great memories: Love Lorraine
Evy Stavik left a message on October 29, 2020:
Dear Susan and family, my deepest condolences to you all. I am grateful for what your father contributed to our company and what he meant for many colleges over the years. He even gave us you. Evy
Dave Hack left a message on October 28, 2020:
Condolences to the Collins family on the loss of a great man. I will always remember Mr. Collins for the man who taught me how to keep my head above water while being dragged behind a boat with water skis on my feet. May his time in heaven not be plagued by a lousy teenage fisherman who breaks all is tackle.
Bob and Carol Kunath left a message on October 25, 2020:
Grace, Gerard and Susan, We are sad to learn of Jerry's passing. We often reflect on the seven years as your next door neighbors as among the best in our lives; the Collins family was a big was great. Our prayers are with you. Bob n Carol
WALTER GOSS left a message on October 24, 2020:
JERRY THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS HELPING MY WIFE MARY WITH UGANDA WORK.& ALL THE CONVERSATIONS WHILE IN VERMONT THEY WILL BE REALLY MISSED BY ME & ALL THAT WERE THEIR.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tove Flem Jacobsen left a message on October 23, 2020:
My sincere condolences to Susan and family.
Bob and JerryBarbara Brucker left a message on October 23, 2020:
Jerry was the best friend and neighbor for fifty years. During a bad power outage, he would drive over and bring us to his home each night. We spent many happy and warm hours before the fireplace..then he would take us home. Only one of many beautiful memories.
Karina Langseth left a message on October 23, 2020:
My sincere thoughts to the family and especially dear Susan. 💚
Ed Griswold left a message on October 22, 2020:
Grace and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Gerry death. How blessed you have been with him in your lives.What a wonderful support he was to everything St. Mary's. He was a tremendous support to me during my time in Colts Ne k. May he rest in peace. And may God comfort each of you. Fr. Ed
Jacqueline Gallagher Taylor left a message on October 22, 2020:
Cousin Jerry was such a gentle soul and always fun to be around on St. Patrick's Day. Sincere condolences to Gracie and all the family members. Peace to you all.
Noell Bridges left a message on October 22, 2020:
So so sorry for you loss. I Remember your dad from when we were kids. My heart and thoughts go out to you all.
Jane Gallagher Affourtit left a message on October 21, 2020:
The family was blessed to have such a special man. My prayers are with all of you.
Peter, Lynn, Emily & Nicholas Gabos left a message on October 21, 2020:
Dearest Aunt Grace, Susan , Gerard We are so very sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry’s passing. What an amazing person who touched all our lives. He was warm, funny, sincere, intelligent and had one heart of gold. He truly be forever remembered and dearly missed by all who were lucky to know him. What a beautiful life well lived. Sending you all our love and prayers for peace at this time. We are here for you ❤️🙏❤️🙏
Barbara Jaroszonek left a message on October 21, 2020:
My deepest sympathy for loosing husband,father,and grandfather. I’m sending my prayers for his departure from that earth.
Joe Nora left a message on October 21, 2020:
When Mr. Collins, as I knew him, would visit his son Gerard at college during parents weekends along with Mrs' Collins and also my parents, Gerard Jr. and I were always so excited. Not for the grocery's although it was nice to suddenly have a full fridge of healthy food. We were excited for the laughter, the support, and the love. I'll always remember the huge family dinners, closing the restaurant down. Sneaking peeks at whatever sport or team was on the bar TV. Gerard Collins Sr. was always smiling and ready to listen to our tales or give us advice for a tough decision. He was truly inspiring and that example lives on through his son Gerard, one of my best friends in the world. When you meet someone with a zest for life, a tender heart, and a big bright smile you can't help but feel blessed to know that person. Mr. Collins was one of those people. My love to his family and friends for the passing of a great man.
Maureen Fitzsimmons left a message on October 21, 2020:
Dear sweet memories of wonderfulness with Jerry & Grace. Journeys in search of a parish or praying with the brothers at Weston Priory or having children blessed in back yards. It was a wonderful time enhanced by Jerry's quick wit and generous soul. One of my favorite expressions from Jerry was on the tennis court.."bend your knees,Grace!" Rest in peace dear friend...your life was well lived!
Holly Cagle left a message on October 21, 2020:
Dear Grace, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending you love and prayers for peace and comfort. Holly Cagle
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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