Virginia M. Collins

ATHOL — Graveside services for Virginia Collins will be held Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m., in South Cemetery, Orange.  

Rev. Mark Bariloni of the Athol/Orange Baptist Church will officiate.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack funeral home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.

ATHOL — Graveside services for Virginia and Clifford Collins were held Saturday, June 17, 2017, in South Cemetery, Orange.

Rev. Mark Bariloni, pastor of the Athol/Orange Baptist Church, officiated.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, directed arrangements.

Athol — Virginia Mae (Partridge) Collins, 94, of 62 Exchange St., passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

She was born in Orange on Jan. 11, 1923, the daughter of the late Fay and the late Amy (Case) Partridge.

Mrs. Collins was raised and educated in Orange. She owned a camp on Queen Lake in Phillipston with her husband, Clifford, where she enjoyed spending summers with her family for nearly 30 years while residing on Wheeler Avenue in Orange. She worked in the Dexter Park School cafeteria for 30 years and also worked for the former Athol Steakhouse and the Homestead Restaurant in Orange. She resided in Brookline, N.H., with her family for three years and worked as cafeteria supervisor at a local school. Upon her retirement in 2008, Virginia moved to Athol. She enjoyed dancing, bowling and traveling.

She leaves two sons, David Clifford Collins and his wife Elizabeth of Athol, and Dean Alan Collins of New Hampshire; six grandchildren, Davida Lynne Gates, Kris David Collins, and Arnel Daniel Collins, all of Athol; and Belinda Jean Gasteazoro, Tina Marie Hughes, and Logan Alan Collins, of New Hampshire; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Lynn Collins, in November of 2000; by her daughter, Lorraine Carol Collins, in September of 1968; and by her siblings, Verna, Herbert, Paul, Edward, Chester, Shirley, and Barbara.

Graveside services will be held in South Cemetery, Orange, on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to American Cancer Society’s New England Division Office, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

For more information or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.

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