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Collins, Monica L. Monica Louise Collins, nee Filtz born Dec.14, 1929, age 85, former Greenwich native, daughter of Joseph F. Filtz, Sr. and Grace Rathgeb, passed away at her home in Raleigh, North Carolina December 28, 2014. She is survived by her beloved husband, James A. Collins of Raleigh, North Carolina. She was predeceased by her first husband, Angelo Sabia of Port Chester, New York. She is survived by a brother, Andrew Filtz of Storrs, Connecticut as well as her daughters, Elyse Annette Sabia of Fishkill, New York and Monica Ann Sabia of Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, her two granddaughters Lia Pallas of Los Angeles, California and Delia Seitz of Waltham, Massachusetts. She was a 1947 graduate of Greenwich High School. Monica was was very talented artistically in many forms. She was offered an apprenticeship in her 20's for the famous designer Pauline Trigere. Monica was renowned for designing clothes and her dressmaking abilities. In her earlier years, she was a hat designer, worked as a florist and assisted in selling yachts. Her cooking and baking skills were exceptional and her decorated cakes were infamous. In her 50's, she worked as Manager for The United Hospital Thrift Shop in Port Chester, New York. She then retired and traveled extensively with her husband James.
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Published in GreenwichTime on Feb. 27, 2015
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