1946 – 2019
N. Grosvenordale – Albert T. Collins, Jr., 73, of Sunshine Terrace, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in his home. He was the loving husband of Diane (Jenkins) Collins. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Albert and Dorothea (Taylor) Collins.
Mr. Collins grew up in Warwick, RI and resided in Glocester, RI for 50 years while raising his family before moving to the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut in a village of Thompson. He worked as a forklift operator for Anchor Glass for 32 years and Norampac for 13 years, retiring in 2011. He was veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Navy.
Albert’s favorite past times were playing guitar and singing, listening to music, especially the “40’s.” He enjoyed watching baseball and sharing his love of steam trains with anyone who would listen. He was a kind hearted soul that would lend a hand or an ear to anyone in need.
In addition to his wife Diane, Albert is survived by his son, Randy Collins of Glocester, RI; his daughter, Wendy Parr and her husband David of Dayville; his grandchildren, Brandi Collins and her partner Daniel Zielinski; Darren Collins and his wife Krystal, Kassidy Collins, Savannah Collins, Jennifer Parr, and Melissa Parr; his great grandchildren, Malcom Zielinski, Sydney Zielinski, and Matthew Rosa; and many nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends, especially Kevin Mack. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Charles T. Collins, and his sister, the late Eleanor A. Collins.
Services have been omitted. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06260. Memorial donations may be made to Thompson Congregational United Church of Christ, PO Box 308, Thompson, CT 06277. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.