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COLLINS Paul D. Collins, 87, passed peacefully on Monday October 29, 2012, while receiving last rights with his wife of 60 years at his side. Paul was born in NYC on August 12, 1925 to the late John F. & Eda R. Collins. Paul and Joan have lived for the past 17 years in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL after 30 plus years in Rye, NY. Paul was a graduate of The Browning School in NYC and a 1950 graduate of Georgetown Univ, which he attended after serving his country in the Navy during WWII. Paul was an executive for 35 years at E. F. Timme & Son Company in NYC. On June 28, 1952 Paul married Joan Higgins in St Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. This past June 28th, their 60th wedding anniversary, Joan and Paul renewed their wedding vows at St Patrick's Cathedral. The father of 6, grandfather of 17 and the great grandfather of 2 Paul had a wonderful life full of family fun, good humor, and great friends. Paul was a past member of the Apawamis Club in Rye, NY as well as the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and a lifetime member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Paul is survived by his wife Joan; children, Paul D. Collins, Jr.; Eda Candy G. Murphy; John F. Collins (Monica); Stephen P. Collins (Elizabeth); Joan C Mueller (Scott); Kathleen C. Barron (Rob). A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Monday, November 5th in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Reverend Francesco Iacona as Celebrant. There will be a memorial service in Rye, NY in the coming weeks followed by an interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services under the care and direction of: Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Nov. 3, 2012
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