J.F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home
276 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 458-8768
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Collins, Sr., William J. In Lowell, July 27, 2014, at home, William J. Collins, Sr., 79, husband of the late Patricia J. (Lynch) Collins. Retired, well known Superintendent-Director of Greater Lowell Technical High School for 23 years, graduate Keith Academy, 1952. of Boston College with BS/BA 1956, his Master's degree in Education from Fitchburg State College, 1960. veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Member of MA Assn. School Supt., also Vocational Schools, and retired MA Ed ucators Father of Eileen M. Dufour of Dracut, William J. Collins, Jr. of Tyngsboro, and Martha A. Armstrong, of Lowell; seven grandchildren, brother of Marie A. O'Connor of Danvers and the late Cornelius B. Collins; and many nieces and nephews,and by Joan Stackpole, his dear friend and companion of many years. Friends may call at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St. in Lowell from 3 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the Immaculate Conception Church (Lower Church) at 10 o'clock. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Contributions in his memory to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by O'Donnell Funeral Home - Lowell - (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 30, 2014
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