Barbara Collins


Dec 6, 1939 – Jul 25, 2019 (Age 79)


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Saratoga Springs, NY - Barbara Collins, 79, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, July 25, 2019. She was born on December 6, 1939 in Saratoga Springs to the late James P. and Ruth A. Collins.

A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, baking and crafting. Barbara spent many summers with her husband and four sons at Hampton Beach. She also enjoyed spending time with her sisters, whether it be at the pool or vacationing to Maine. Professionally, Barbara worked at Menges and Curtis on Broadway and later at the Division Street School where she greatly assisted students and staff. Above all, Barbara's greatest joy was being a mother and a grandmother.

Barbara is predeceased by her husband, Jim, in 2011. Barbara is survived by her four sons: Michael Collins and his wife Karen, Mark Collins and his wife Terri, James P. Collins and his wife Kristina, Kevin Collins and his wife Jill, sisters: Marilynn Moran and Maureen (Art) Maciariello, brothers; Jimmy (Jane) Collins and Bill Collins, grandchildren: Quinn, Keegan, Charlotte, Cooper, James, Joseph, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm Monday, July29, 2019 at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs(584-5373).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 30th in St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs by Rev. John D. Kirwin. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peters Cemetery, West Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Albany, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

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I feel so sad and empty. I pick up the phone everyday to call you and then I remember. I find it helps a little when I recall all the wonderful times we shared in our lives, and even the sad times we helped each other get through. I pray for you each day, and am at peace knowing we will someday be together again. I love and miss you terribly!

Fond memories of a friend from childhood through high school. We had some fun times and I'm so glad I got to see her last time in Saratoga. She never changed. Rest in Peace Barb. My condolences to the family.
Sandra Gibney Mangini

Fond memories of Barbara at Menges and Curtis - my heartfelt sympathies to your family.

Dear Collins family,
Barbara was a world class mom, sister and friend to so many . She loved her family and was always fun to be around. She will be missed by all.
Our sincere condolences .
Marty , Victoria & Alexandra

Barbara and Jimmy where personal friends to my mom and dad .
She came to see my mom with Marie Farone when she was in hospice at home.
My she rest in peace with God.

Barbara will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness and spirit will be remembered forever.

Dear Mark, Terri and the Collins Family,
100 trees will be donated to the National Forest Foundation in Barbara's memory.
With Love and Condolences,
Jo, Teresa and Cheryl