Michael J. COLLINS Sr.

COLLINS - Michael J. Sr. Of Depew, NY; entered into rest August 13, 2010 at age 62 after a courageous 3 1/2 year battle with cancer; beloved husband of Nancy A. (nee Riederer) Collins; loving father of Michael J. (Jessica) Collins Jr. and Melissa A. (Adam Rivera) Collins; adoring Papi of Isabella; cherished brother of Timothy (Margaret) Collins and Mary Jo (Robert Feely) Honegger; dearest brother-in-law of Robert C. Riederer Jr., Susan (Arnold) Ciminelli, Ronald (Theresa) Riederer and Christopher (Theresa) Riederer; best friend of Stephen P. (Suzanne) Cox and Donald Carey. Mike is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was the cherished uncle of the Ciminelli children. Mike was a dedicated employee of Syracuse Castings Sales Corp. for 25 years. He will be remembered for his robust personality, his love of laughter, a good joke and his infectious smile. Mike was much loved and will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. Relatives and friends may call on Monday from 4-8 PM at GAUL FUNERAL HOME, 263 East Ave., Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday in St. John the Baptist Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport at 10:00 AM (please assemble at church). Interment Clarence Fillmore Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.

Funeral Home

Gaul Funeral Home
263 East Ave Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 433-6911

Published in the Buffalo News from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2010