James P. Collins, 65, of Worcester died Sunday, April 9th at home surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife of 29 years, Denise J. (Paradise) Collins; three step daughters, Maryellen Moynagh and her husband, Joseph of Leicester, Denise J. Romanelli and her husband, Darryn of North Carolina and Debra G. Millett of Leicester; two brothers, Dennis M. Collins and his wife, Geraldine of Paxton and Charles J. Collins, Jr. and his wife, Betty of Falmouth; a sister, Susan Mersery of North Oxford; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was born in Worcester, the son of Charles J. Collins, Sr. and Stasia A. (Szuba) Collins. Jim graduated from Doherty Memorial High School and Worcester Vocational High School. He was a sheet metal worker at WM. F. Lynch Co. for 38 years and was also the shop steward for the sheet metal division.
Jim belonged to the Local 63, Sheet Metal International Association of Central and Western, MA and Vermont and was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Jim loved spending his time hunting and fishing.
To honor Jim’s requests there are no services. O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue is directing arrangements.