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Martin F. Collins

AGE: 85 • Somerset

Mr. Martin F. Collins passed away surrounded by family on Monday evening at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Collins was born in Hoboken NJ and grew up in Jersey City. He graduated from Regis High School in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union in New York City, and a Masters Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. He was employed by General Foods and retired from Engelhard Corporation as a Chemical Engineer.

Mr. Collins moved to Somerset in 1965. He was a founding parishioner of St. Matthias church in Somerset and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a nature lover and enjoyed trips to Lake Hopatcong, but most of all enjoyed time with his family.

Mr. Collins was pre deceased by his son Martin Collins.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roberta Collins of Somerset, and their children: Roberta Nieman and her husband Donato of Kendall Park, Linda Cruz and her husband Dan of North Carolina, and Steven Collins and his wife Bonnie of South Orange. He is also survived by his siblings, Winifred Kenny of Jersey City and Charles Collins of Bloomfield; three grandchildren: Anthony Geremia and his wife Christie, and Zachary and Jacob Nieman; and a great grandson, Mason Geremia.

Services will begin on Saturday at 8:30 AM at the Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton Street in Somerset, followed by a 9 AM funeral mass at St. Matthias Church in Somerset. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park. Visiting will be held from 2-4 and from 7-9 PM on Friday at the Gleason Funeral Home. Please consider a contribution in Mr. Collins' memory to the American Cancer Society at

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Published in Home News Tribune on Aug. 31, 2017.
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September 4, 2017
On behalf of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering departments of the Cooper Union, we are very sorry to hear of Marty' passing. May his memory always be a blessing to his family and friends.
Robert Topper
August 31, 2017
Very sorry for the loss of your Loved One. May God who gives peace be with the Family. Rom. 15:33
Judy B.
August 31, 2017
I always remember Marty as a very active and loving person and fellow Knight of Columbus. A true friend. My deepest thoughts and prayers to Roberta and family.
Dominic DeScala
August 30, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the Collins family. May the God of comfort give you strength during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11,12.
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