June M. Collins, 93

Dec 11, 2017

June M. Collins, 93, of Dartmouth, died peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2017 after a long period of declining health. Born in Northampton, MA, she was the daughter of the late William E. Hartman and Albiana (Roberts) Hartman, the beloved wife of the late John F. "Jack" Collins Jr., and mother of the late Nancy E. Collins.

She was a registered nurse during World War II and into the early part of her married life in Springfield, MA, prior to starting her family.

During her many years as a resident of Dartmouth, she was a member of St. Julie Billiart Church and a founding member of their Ladies Guild. In her home life, she enjoyed raising basset hounds with her family, various craft projects, sewing, knitting, cooking, reading, and word puzzles.

She is survived by two sons, John F. Collins III of Burbank, CA, and Thomas W. Collins and his wife, Christine, of Dartmouth. Other survivors include: Jeannette Norton, Barbara Crowley, Robert Sicard; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews; and her very dear friends Peggy, Mary, Mercedes, and Sue.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Windsor Unit Staff at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion as well as her various caregivers from Personal-Touch Home Care.

Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town at 300 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. Box 7000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9907. For online tributes, visit: www.waring-sullivan.com