Donald W. Collins, Sr., 84, of Westborough, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Marlborough Hills Nursing Facility. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Sharpe) Collins.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Mary (Collins) Schwartz and was educated in Boston schools. During the Korean Conflict he served with the United States Air Force.
Don was employed as an Inventory Representative at Verizon in Southborough prior to his retirement.
He was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church where he served as an usher. He did mission work in Honduras and Guatemala, enjoyed all sports and was a former hockey and baseball coach.
He is survived by six children, Mary Elizabeth Collins of Marlborough, Margaret M. Jankins of Plymouth, Donald W. Collins, Jr., of Laramie, WY, Arthur J. Collins of Sturbridge, Sharon T. Collins of Westborough and Kathleen D. Collins of Revere. He is also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 13, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery.
A calling hour will precede the Mass from 9 to 10 A.M. at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or at alz.org