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“I remember visiting your family with my family the FORSTs in Connecticut . It was a fun time and something I always looked forward to. it. Your...Read More »
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“if you have any contribution to make in regards of this burial arrangement please send message to david.raymond26@yahoo.com ”
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“You have my sincere condolences. May you gain the strength you need by pouring out your heart to God in prayer. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Pat

“My deepest condolences to the entire Collins family. I worked with Joan long ago at Terry Steam, and then was involved in the St. Gabriel prayer...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Marie Bendzans

“Dear Meg,Marty and Katie,So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love,Tim and Judy Kowal ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Liz , and with your family. We send you our love. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jim & Sherrie Stefano

“God Bless you Joan.....and God Bless your daughter Nora for all those years of tender loving care ! Will never forget all the great memories of us...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Harry W Batz

“To All Of The Collins Family... Life Gives Us So Many Gifts.... The Gift of Laughter, Friendships and Fond Memories... THEY ARE FOREVER... What GIFTS...Read More »
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“I remember Mrs. Collins when I was a little girl living in Pilgrim Village, and was friend with Martha. mrs. Collins was a very kind, gentle woman....Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Connie Ryan Montgomery

“Dear Katie and Collins family,So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.When I saw the obit; it triggered many wonderful memories of you all...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Eileen Sheehan-Willet - Goffstown, NH

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carmon Community Funeral Homes - CT


Joan Davies Collins, 86, of Windsor, beloved wife of the late Captain Edmund M. Collins, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was born in 1931 in Scranton, PA to the late Rowland T. Davies Sr. and Margaret Fanning Davies Busch. Joan and Ed were married September 1950 in NJ and moved to Windsor in 1960. The family of eight joined St. Gabriel Church, where she was very active. Joan received training in ministering to the ill and home bound of the community. She was a caring and gentle soul who selflessly gave of her time and talents to those in physical and spiritual need. She was also a member of Mother’s Circle, St. Gabriel Prayer Line and the Good Shepard Choir. She was also an early volunteer for the House of Bread in Hartford, CT. For years, she was employed by Sage-Allen in Windsor, the Wallpaper Department of G. Fox & Co in Hartford and Joe Cornfield’s Wallpaper Co. of West Hartford, CT. Joan is survived by two sons: Christopher F. and his wife Nancy of East Granby, Timothy R. and his wife Tracey D. of North Granby; four daughters: Margaret Collins and her husband Timothy Fitzgerald of Windsor, Martha Collins of Fairfax VA, Katherine Anderson of Windsor and Nora Collins of ME. She is survived by her sister-in-law Marilyn P. Collins of Cape Coral, FL. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren: Sarah Hunter and her husband Jason of ME, Melissa DeLois and her husband Nate of ME, Brenna Fitzgerald of MA, Elizabeth Leeds of VA, Matthew Anderson and his wife Miriam of TN, Mark Anderson of MA, Katrina Anderson and her husband Michael Wayne of Windsor, Tara Collins of MA, Patrick of W. Hartford CT, Timothy and his wife, Emma of NC, Liam and Ryan, both of N. Granby, Joshua Thomas and his wife Audrey of Kaneohe HI, Kevin Thomas of Ellington CT, Katherine Thomas of VA. Joan also leaves 15 great grandchildren: Caleb and Silas Hunter, Lucy DeLois, Christopher, Brandon and Shannon Collins, Emma and David Anderson, Ashley Anderson and Shayla Wayne, Aydelynn and Seamus Collins, Levi and Brian Thomas and Braylee Thomas; and her longtime caregiver Berthelina Arroyo. Joan was predeceased by her brother Rowland T. Davies II and his wife Jane of Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ, brother-in-law Frank Collins of Cape Coral, FL, son-in-law David Anderson of Maine, grandson Christopher Collins and extended family members, Martin and Margaret Grant of East Kilbride, Scotland. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Masonicare for their compassionate care of Joan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Saturday, July 29 at St. Gabriel Church, 379 Broad St Windsor, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Windsor. Her family will receive friends on Friday, July 28 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the House of Bread, 1453 Main St. Hartford, CT 06120.