Raymond Joseph Collins
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AGE: 76 • Hillsborough
Raymond Joseph Collins, born February 28, 1938, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the age of 76.
Visitation will be at the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 Route 206, on Wednesday the 20th from 4 to 7 PM followed by a Memorial Service at the funeral home.
Raymond was a 42 year resident of Hillsborough and is survived by his wife of 52 years Sandra, son Raymond, both of Hillsborough, son Douglas and grandchildren Abby and Alex, all of Fairfax, Virginia. He is also survived by his brother John Collins and sisters Marguerite Placek and Mary Hetnar.
Raymond is the son of Joseph and Elizabeth of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, both now deceased. Ray grew up in Ridgefield Park, attended Ridgefield Park High school and served in the Ridgefield Park Fire Department. He served two years in the United States Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and was honorably discharged in 1958. Raymond worked 31 years for the city of New York as an operating engineer and member of Local 15 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, before retiring in 1998. He enjoyed being with family, watching the Yankees, reading a good book on his patio and customizing his truck. He was a good friend, loving father, devoted husband and loved to strike up conversations with anyone he ran across. He will be missed and is now at peace.
Hillsborough Funeral Home
796 Rt. 206 Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Published in Courier News on Aug. 17, 2014