Michael J. Collins
November 10, 1957 - November 21, 2022
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Michael J. Collins, 65, of Holmdel, passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2022 at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel. He was born in Dublin, Ireland and proudly embraced his heritage. Raised in Jersey City, Michael graduated from St. Peter’s Preparatory School and St. Peter’s College. He was a dedicated insurance claims manager for many companies …
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Orysia Iwasiw left a message on December 5, 2022:
I had the pleasure of working with Mike during the 1990's when he was my manager at Zurich Insurance Group. Mike was considered "tops in the industry" for his vast knowledge and ability to handle the most complex cases. Despite all his accomplishments and praises he received, Mike remained a humble person. He was also kind and compassionate. I remember when his father was hospitalized for an extended period of time, he always made time to visit and comfort him. Finally, I remember Mike as a man of deep faith. I have no doubt he is smiling down on us from heaven. Rest in peace, my dear friend. My condolences to the entire Collins family, Orysia Iwasiw
Matthew Collins left a message on November 25, 2022:
To Michael, Jennifer & Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss and the grief I imagine you are experiencing at the moment. It's quite obvious from the outpouring of messages and support over the past few days that "Uncle Mike" was greatly loved and respected by many throughout his life. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts. Sincerely, Matt
Elaine Lee Kessler left a message on November 25, 2022:
Dear Nancy and family- we are so saddened by your loss and send prayers, love and strength! May you hold onto all of the wonderful memories. Elaine and Elliot
Mike Fried left a message on November 25, 2022:
Mike was truly one of the funniest guys I ever knew in the claims business. Always ready with a smile and a quip, he kept me laughing from the mid 1980s onward. Whenever I saw him, he was a bright shining light. And although I have not seen him in years, he will be missed.
RobertReddington left a message on November 24, 2022:
Hi Nancy, Wishing my condolences to you and family. Had the pleasure of going to high school and college with Mike. Truly one of a kind, Bob Reddington
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Leslie A. Daub left a message on November 24, 2022:
I am so thankful to have shared 46 six years of friendship with this funny, intelligent, kind, thoughtful, complicated and truly unique guy. We met in Dr. Pontrelli's class on Shakespeare at St. Peter's College, and it was fast friends ever since. I will sorely miss his wicked chuckle, his unwavering support and loyalty, and all the meandering conversations about life. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Collins family for the loss of Mike, which is immeasurable.
Bill Mullen left a message on November 24, 2022:
Mike was a unique associate who became one of my best friends in this business- and that spans 48 years. I always enjoyed seeing him in Jersey City at AIG but also during CAT time all over Florida and the Gulf Coast. When we got 'older' and not having to converse first about business, I always enjoyed discussing 'Life' stuff.... A gentleman and really a scholar b ut most importantly a really good friend over almost 40 years. Save us a spot Mike.......
Marieyta Datar left a message on November 23, 2022:
Michael & Mallory in behalf of the MMC cardiac & pulmonary rehab our thoughts , prayers and deepest symapthy to you both & your family.
John and Kathy Sheehan left a message on November 23, 2022:
We were blessed with you joining our family. Good times and lots of laughter. May u rest in peace and know we will always keep your presence in our hearts
Evelyn Eng left a message on November 23, 2022:
I'll always remember Mike's kindness and sense of humor. He will truly be missed. Our deepest sympathies to Nancy and the Collins family for your loss.
Laurie Raspantini left a message on November 23, 2022:
My condolences to the family I met Micheal through my friend Margaret and found him to be smart, educated, kind just a really nice man. Though we mourn Michael's passing its unlike people who have no hope. He was a Christian and is surely in heaven with our father where I pray I'll be someday
Robert Keegan left a message on November 23, 2022:
Rest easy
Linda Lee left a message on November 22, 2022:
Many good memories were made over the years. I will always remember the fun times when we all travelled together with Nancy and our parents to Hong Kong and China. Also with Mary and James Hasler visiting London. I will never forget. You are now at peace! Deepest condolences to Nancy and the Collins family. ❤️
JONATHAN LEE left a message on November 22, 2022:
My heart is heavy for his loss, though grateful for the way he impacted this world and the next.
Johnny Lee left a message on November 22, 2022:
My condolence to the Collins family in this time of sadness.
William Lee and Leonor Lee left a message on November 22, 2022:
We are saddened to hear that Michael passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult period. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Carol Briscoe left a message on November 22, 2022:
Lit a candle and will keep you all in my prayers
Carol Briscoe left a message on November 22, 2022:
My deepest sympathy to you all Nancy. May God give you the strength to continue without him.
Stephanie LaPersonne left a message on November 22, 2022:
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Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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