1974 – 2016
Putnam – Christopher “Chrispy” Collins, 41, of Woodside St., died Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Hartford Hospital. He was the loving husband of Kristin (Preble) Collins. Born in Norwich, CT, he was the son of Joyce (Santerre) Postovoit of Moosup, CT and Charles G. Collins and his wife Barbara of Taftville, CT.
Chris was a mechanic for 12 years for King Cadillac in Putnam. He was a member of the Putnam Fire Department where he rose to the rank of Captain/Engineer. He was a member of the Putnam Fish & Game Club and the Ronin Wheelers Jeep Club. He participated in Tony’s Track Days in Louden, NH and was an avid motorcyclist who also enjoyed off-roading and four wheeling. He was a part of “Off Camber Produkshuns” where he filmed many drone videos in the local area. Chris also enjoyed vacationing in Maine with his family.
In addition to his wife Kristin and his parents, Chris is survived by his daughter Grace Collins, his sister Marie Dupre and her husband Kevin of Putnam; his brother Charles J. “Chuck” Collins of Middletown, CT; his sister in-law Debi Collins of Middletown, CT; his father in-law Richard Preble of Putnam; his brother in-law, Jon Preble and his wife Krista of Putnam; his nieces Lexi, Kylie, and Erin; and his nephews, Colin, Devin, and Dominic; and many close friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his mother in-law, the late Ruth Holly Preble.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Chris’ family from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. Memorial donations may be made to Chris’ Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/24epgvw
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.