COLLINS, Rita M., 82, of Naples, FL passed away on November 11th, 2013. Born on August 8, 1931 in Far Rockaway, NY, she was the daughter of Edward and Julia Kelly McGinley. Rita graduated from St. Mary Star of the Sea School and Far Rockaway High School where she was a citywide swimming champion. She was married on November 29, 1952 to Thomas J. Collins at St. Virgilius Roman Catholic Church in Broad Channel, NY. They had three sons, Thomas, Edward, and James. The family moved from Port Jefferson, NY to Naples in 1981. They were parishioners of St. Elizabeth Seton Roman Catholic Church where Rita was an active church volunteer. Rita is survived by her husband, Thomas; sons, Thomas and James; sister, Rosemarie Solliday and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her son, Edward, her parents and her sisters, Elizabeth O'Keefe and Patricia Smyth. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday (TODAY), November 14th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton, 5225 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116. Online condolences may be made at www.fullernaples.com.
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 14, 2013