Joseph A. Collins

February 25, 1926 - March 11, 2013
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Joseph A. Collins 87 of Chicopee died Monday March 11, 2013 in Baystate Medical Center. Born in Holyoke, MA son of the late Joseph and Blanche (Lagace) Collins. Educated in local schools he served his country during World War II as a Carpenters Mate Third Class with the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife Rita, and extended family members and friends. He was an avid bird watcher.

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Funeral services Monday March 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM from the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Cecilia’s Church 42 Main St. Wilbraham at 11 AM. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be Monday at 2 PM at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Agawam.

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Main Street
Agawam, MA 1101

St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church
42 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 1095


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Born: February 25, 1926
Died: March 11, 2013

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James Pasterczyk posted on 3/16/13

Aunt Rita, I am so sorry to hear about Joe. May the Lord watch over you during this difficult time. All of us in Wisconsin are thinking of you. Love, Jimmy


Lynn & Dustin posted on 3/17/13

Auntie Rita, We were so sorry to hear the news about Uncle Joe. We will always remember fondly the bird watching conversations we had with him over the years. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. All our love, Lynn, Dustin & Scout