Patti Collins
1951 - 2020

Collins, Patti (Steil)

CRANSTON, R.I. - Patti Collins, formerly of Monona, Wis., passed away on July 8, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 16, 1951, in Green Bay, Wis., daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Freiss) Steil. Patti's work career began at TWA where she was a flight attendant for several years and enjoyed traveling to many countries. Patti's was a life dedicated to helping others. When her daughters were born, Patti was devoted to raising them. Later, Patti returned to college to become an RN and spent her last several years as a nurse in the critical care, cardiac, and intensive care units of a hospital. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. In addition, Patti was a wonderful aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Patti is survived by her husband, Steve; two daughters, Katelyn (Conall) McBrien and MacKenzie Collins; grandchildren, Rory and Margaux McBrien; and siblings, Peter (Cathy) Steil and Mary (Fred) Schaefer. A Memorial Service celebrating Patti's life will be held in the spring of 2021 by the sea, in the town she loved most, Newport, R.I. Donations in Patti's name may be sent to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences may be sent to the family through Patti's husband, Steve Collins, at: [email protected]

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Published by on Sep. 20, 2020.
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I lived with Patti in college and have many fond memories. Unfortunately as things happen we lost touch over the years. I was shocked to see the obituary and send my deepest sympathies. I too am a nurse and was happy to hear Patti went back to school for nursing. I'm sure she was a great comfort and help to all her patients.
Karen Hollensteiner
October 2, 2020
Growing up with Patti, it always stuck me how kind and good she was. She was friendly with everyone. She could make you laugh at the silliest things. She was smart, witty and quick to flash a smile. I am so saddened by this news. My deepest sympathies to her family.
Ginny Marron
September 20, 2020