Obituary of Catherine Louise Collins
Catherine L. Collins, 59, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019 after a long illness.
Cathy was born on February 7,1960 in Rome, New York to McKinley and Eleanora (Wallace) Collins. She served her country in the United States Army from 1978-1982 when she was honorably discharged having attained the rank of Sergeant E5 as a LARC-V Watercraft Operator. When she returned home she earned her Registered Nursing Degree. While in high school, she was a historical interpreter for the newly opened Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome New York.
She is survived by her fiancé, William James A. King; William’s son and daughter-in-law, Desmond and Tiffany King; grandchildren, Kaedence, Mya, and Carter Williams; her mother, Eleanora L. Collins; two brothers, Allen Collins, Charles (Tirza) Collins; a sister Elaine A. Collins-Allen; an aunt, Jeannette Scott; cousins, Daryl (Carla) Wilson, Lorraine (Bruce) Newell, Denise (Mark) Phillips; five nephews, William Pointer, David Allen, McKinley, Drew and Matthew Collins; two nieces, Charisse (Alvin) Pointer-Smith, Kirstyn Collins; great-nephews, Alexander, Evan, Camren Smith; great-niece, Madison Smith; and a large extended family.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Emma Collins; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Catherine Wallace; her father, McKinley Collins; her sister, Sherry Collins-Pointer; aunt, Arcenia Collins- Wilson; and nephew, Jason Collins.
Services will be held Saturday, June 22nd at 10am at Strong- Burns and Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Rd., Rome New York. Brian Lothridge, First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be immediately following in the Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery, Stokes-Westernville Road, Westernville, New York.
Friends are invited to call on Friday June 21st from 4-7pm at Strong-Burns and Sprock Funeral Home.
The family extends deep appreciation to the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for the kindness and compassionate care provided to Cathy and her family.To send flowers to the family of Catherine Collins, please visit Tribute Store