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Roosevelt Collins, Sr.

October 14, 1949 January 11, 2019
Roosevelt Collins, Sr.
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Obituary for Roosevelt Collins, Sr.

Roosevelt Collins, Sr., 69, passed away on Friday, January. 11, 2019 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Marianne (Stratman) Collins.

Roosevelt was born on October. 14, 1949 in Epes, AL, the son of the late Burl and Lilly Bell (Jones) Collins and was a graduate of Hartford High School, Hartford, CT. He was a resident of Uxbridge.

Roosevelt was a chef at the Marlborough Hospital for many years. Later, he was a cook at the Pilot Travel Center in South Attleboro, the VA hospital in Bedford and GAF in Millis.
Roosevelt was a member of the United States Air Force and a Vietnam War veteran. He was an avid landscaper and gardener. He loved helping family and friends with their yard work and home repair projects. His greatest pleasure came from music and dancing.

In addition to his wife Marianne of 46 years, he is survived by his children, Johnna Collins Gorman and her husband John Gorman of Upton, Shelisa Collins of Uxbridge, Roosevelt Collins, Jr. and his wife Bridget of New Milford, CT. and Benjamin and his wife Cathy Collins of Épinay-sous-Sénart, France. He is also survived by his siblings, Blanche Collins, Alma Castro and Leo Collins, John Collins, Freddie Graves, all of Hartford, CT. Eartha Givens of Windsor, CT. Lilly Mae Collins of AL, 7 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings, Burl, Henry, Walter, and Frank Collins.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10AM - 12 Noon followed by a private memorial service for immediate family only at BUMA SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford.

Private burial will take place in the Spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellingham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roosevelt Collins Sr.’s name, to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116, or, https://give.brighamandwomens.org


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Visitation

Saturday

19

Jan

10:00 AM 1/19/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/19/2019 12:00:00 PM
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home

42 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
42 Congress Street Milford 01757 MA
United States

Service

Saturday

19

Jan

12:00 PM 1/19/2019 12:00:00 PM
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home

42 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Private: Immediate Family Only

Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
42 Congress Street Milford 01757 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Development Office

116 Huntungton Ave.
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
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