JAMES MacGREGOR COLLINS (Age 50)
Of Alexandria, Virginia, husband of Anneli Collins passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. Born in New London, Connecticut, he was the son of James Edward and Bette MacGregor Collins of Mystic, Connecticut. Graduate of Boston University in 1987 and George Mason Law School, Alexandria, Virginia, with a Juris Doctor degree in 1990, he practiced law in the Alexandria area from graduation to present time. James was a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Chapter of the Mayflower Society. He was beloved by his family, friends, and colleagues for his wonderful sense of humor and his caring and giving nature. Survivors include his wife, Anneli Collins of Alexandria VA; his parents, Jim and Bette Collins of Mystic, CT; his sister, Lisa Collins Peterson of Mystic CT, nieces and nephew, Claire Murphy, Joshua Peterson and Elizabeth Kellum; and a great- niece, Allison Kellum; his aunts and uncles, Judge and Mrs. Donn A. Southern of Memphis TN, Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Thorp of Noank, CT and Louise C. Deeley of San Diego, CA; and many cousins across the country. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 27 Church Street, Stonington, CT at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014. Donations in his memory may be made, in lieu of flowers, to: United Services Organization (USO), www.uso.org
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Published by The Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2014.