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1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Collins, Katharine 89, of Chelmsford, passed away on April 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late William J. Collins. She was born in Arlington, MA on February 17, 1925, a daughter of the late William G. and Edna J. (Brine) Casey. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and Simmons College. Kay worked for many years as a realtor for Bradford O. Emerson Realtors, Inc. Kay is survived by her daughter, Joan E. "Joany" Collins and her spouse Karen M. Cleaves of Wells, ME, sister in law, Bertha "Betty" Casey of Hopkinton, and many nieces and nephews; Mary Casey and husband Mark Caplan of Westborough, Michael Casey and wife Cindy of Canton, Martha Casey of Hopkinton, James Casey and wife Julie of Rockport, Robert Butler and wife Barbara of Arnold, MD, Carol Butler Boesch and husband Jeffrey of Middletown, RI, Mary T. Collins of Dennis, Martha Collins and Elizabeth "Lish" Collins of Lexington, Christine Desmond of Baltimore, MD, Mary Ann Ryan and husband Tom of Sunderland, Arthur Collins and wife Eleanore of The Villages, FL and William Collins of Mansfield. "Gramma Kay" will be especially missed by Sierra and Lydia Cleaves and their parents Adam and Jessica and their uncle Jonathan. She is predeceased by her brother and sister, William J. Casey and Janet Casey Butler. Visitation will be held on Wed. from 4-8 pm at the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St. CHELMSFORD. A Funeral Mass will be Thurs. at 11 am at St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd. Chelmsford. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Donations in her memory can be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472. For full obituary and online condolences please visit
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 29, 2014
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