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Michael A. Collins

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COLLINS, Michael A. Michael A. Collins, 51, Killingworth, peacefully passed away on Sunday (July 26, 2009) surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born on October 2, 1957 to Connie (Wilson) and Alphonzo Collins in New Britain. Michael graduated from New Britain High School in 1976 and attended Virginia Union University. He served in the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge. Michael was employed at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. He was a member of McCullough Temple C.M.E. Church, where he delivered his trial sermon at the age of 17 years old. He will be remembered as one of the nicest, kindest persons you've ever met. Truly, to know him was to love him. Michael leaves to cherish his memory, his parents; his loving caring wife, Sharon; his children, Michael, Douglas and Lucretia; an adopted brother, Ellis "Skeeter" Williams; his beloved sister, Tonilynn and his precious grandson, Langston Collins; his niece, Connie Bailey; brother-in-law, Hershell Bailey; and a host of relatives and friends. A special thank you to his extended family at Connecticut Mental Health Center for all their love and support throughout the years. Homegoing Celebration for Michael will be held Friday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at the McCullough Temple C.M.E. Church, 55 Chapman Street, New Britain with the Rev. Thomas A. Mills, Jr., Pastor, presiding. The military honors for Michael will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at McCullough Temple. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call at McCullough Temple C.M.E. Church Friday from 4-6 p.m. Service of Comfort provided by the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Avenue, New Britain. To share a memory of Michael or to extend condolences to the Collins Family, please visit our website at www.shakerfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 29, 2009
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