07/22/2008 Mark L. Collings
Salem, NH, USA
Mike and Colleen--sorry about the loss of your father. I only met him briefly many years ago but I probably received inspiration from him through you Mike--who helped increase my love for politics and led me to a career in the federal government. Colleen you and your husband influenced me as two of my teachers during elementary school. Your old Franklin Street neighbor, Mark Collings

07/21/2008 Barbara True
East Derry, NH, USA
Dear Michael, Laurie and family, there was not a dry eye today. What a wonderful tribune you gave to your father. It was very evident how he was loved. I hope that all of the wonderful memories will get you through this difficult time.

07/21/2008 Glenn & Donna Suitter glendasuitter@AOL
Salem, NH , Rockingham
Colleen, Glenn and I send our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father. We only read about it today. We just returned from Maine yesterday after attending the funeral of Glenn's oldest brother. We share your sadness of losing a loved one but also know that wonderful memories of them will stay with us forever. Your neighbors, Donna & Glenn

Windham, nh,
We were very sorry to hear about Al. You have our deepest sympathy. He was a real gentleman and willbe missed.

07/20/2008 Jim and Lynn Normand
Manchester, NH,
Hey Mike and Lauri. Our thoughts and memories are with you in this time of grief. We remember the times that you spoke about your dad even though we did not know him. We remember the good time at UNH, the Legislature, your lake house, events and dinners. You are both great and deserve the best. We hope that Al had good final days. At 88, he saw a lot in life. So will you. Let's get together soon. Jim and Lynn Normand

07/20/2008 Deb Wiswell
Concord, NH,
Kathy: It's my turn to do for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Take care of each other, and don't worry about work. Deb

07/20/2008 Kathleen A. Murphy
Salem, NH, USA
Dad We love you Kathy Tom Daniel Kathleen Kate and Phil

07/19/2008 Art & Debbie DeCola
Salem, NH,
The Collins Families, Were sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sending our Friendship during these sad days. Artie, Debbie, Kristie and AJ DeCola

07/18/2008 Mary Frederick Moir
Salem, NH, USA
Michael and family, Sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was one of Salem's long time icons and many will remember his postmaster days. with joy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care, Mary Frederick Moir

07/18/2008 George J. Khoury
Salem, NH, USA
Dear Michael and Family: I was deeply saddened to read of your Dad, Al's, passing. Al and I were close friends for many years. Although, we have not interacted in the immediate past; I still considered him to be a valued friend. Unfortunately, owing to recent, extensive, emergency surgery; I will be unable to attend the services to express my sympathy, directly, to you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Sincerely, George J. Khoury

07/17/2008 Debbie Fairweather Moquin
Hampshire, Illinois, USA
Dear Collins' I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I wish I could be there to offer my condolances, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie Fairweather Moquin