Alice CollinsDecember 06,2012
BARRE — Alice Collins, 89, of Barre, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at home, surrounded by her husband, four daughters and family.
She was born on June 19, 1923, in Dedham, Mass., the daughter of Wilder and Mary (Gamblin) Goodwin. She attended high school in Wollaston, Mass., and graduated from Burdett College.
On May 18, 1946, she married Donald Ober Collins in Barre.
Alice was a homemaker, mother and a loving wife. She was a longtime member of the Barre Congregational Church, as a member of the Women’s Fellowship, a vocalist in the choir and a member of the Co-Ads group. She was also a frequent visitor to The Old Meeting House Church in East Montpelier Center. She was an avid sewer, quilter and cook. She also enjoyed dancing, swimming and summers at the family camp at Lake Groton.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Collins, and her four daughters, Judith Jones and her husband, Stephen, of Florida, Louise “Lui” Collins, of Massachusetts, Diane Gage and her husband, Leland, of Pennsylvania, Margery “Marnie” Grow Johnk and her husband, Keith, of Iowa. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Greta Gilmore.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Barre Congregational Church. The Revs. David Vanderlinde-Abernathy and Elissa C. Johnk will officiate. A reception will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, online at www.alz.org or at Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
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