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, Interval House for domestic violence, www.intervalhousect.org, or a charity of choice.

Published by The Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2014.
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Our deepest condolences to his wife and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was a very special person and will be deeply missed.
Beverly Wheeler (Shenandoah Legal Group, P.C.)
November 10, 2014
Our hearts are saddened, but our minds are at peace knowing that we were able to be a part of Jim's experience in this ever so short adventure of life. We are grateful for the memories we have with Jim. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you Anneli, Auntie Betz, Uncle Jim, and Lisa!
Jonathan and Jaclyn Thorp
October 29, 2014
My deepest sympathies. He will be missed.
Darden Hutson
October 27, 2014
Dearest Family, I am so deeply sorry for the pain you are surely feeling in his absence. I am so sad he has passed. Jim was one of the sweetest, funniest and most charming people I ever had the gift of knowing. His beauty as a person is so deeply reflected in all of you. Bette and Jim my heart is sending you love...there so many memories for which I am grateful to hold in my heart of you all. I send love to Anneli, who I know made Jim so very happy and wish for her to be held in love at this time. And love to Lisa and all the family, who he loved so very much, I wish you love. I am grateful for that I had the gift of knowing such a wonderful man in my life and I will miss him very deeply. With love, Amy (Wellso) St. Onge
Amy St. Onge
October 27, 2014
Gone too soon my friend. I will never forget those early days with you as our law clerk. Rest in Peace.
Alex Laughlin
October 27, 2014
Please accept my sympathy. Jim was a fine man.
JoAnn Kokindo
October 26, 2014
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