LOWVILLE- David Collins, 80, formerly of West Road, Lowville, passed away Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where he had resided since August 10, 2015.
A funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at St. Peters Catholic Church, with Rev. Jay Seymour, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Everyone is welcome to join the family for a luncheon at St. Peter’s Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the burial. Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Christina; ten children and their spouses, Michael and Theresa Collins of Syracuse, Mary and Jose Interiano of Croghan, Brigid and Thomas Fayle of Lowville, David Collins of Albany, William and Jaznia Collins of Forest Hills, James Collins of Lowville, Danny and Katie Collins of Buffalo, John and Sammy Collins of Rome, Kathleen and David Orth of Eaton, Lymen Mecca Collins and Angel Rounds of Port Leyden; 20 grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Collins of Riverdale, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by two brothers, Daniel and William Collins.
David was born on October 7, 1938 in Spanish Harlem, NY, of immigrant parents, William and Bridie Donaghue Collins and attended St. Raymond’s Catholic School in the Bronx. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served until his honorable discharge in November, 1961. He worked for the New York State Thuruway Authority for 20 years as a bridge painter on the Tappan Zee Bridge, when he met his future wife. On November 19, 1966, he married Christina Noonan at Our Lady of Angel’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn, NY with Father Phillips, officiating. The couple farmed in Middletown, NY for eight years and then moved to the farm on the West Road in Lowville in 1987. Together, with his wife, owned and operated the dairy farm until his retirement in 2002.
David was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. His passion was Irish Traditional Music, his family and farming.
The Collins family would like to thank the staff of the fourth floor at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility for their loving care and kindness shown to David during his stay at the nursing home.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.