Kathryn Collins

Kathryn M "Kay" Collins

Tuesday, April 20th, 1943 - Monday, February 11th, 2019
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WARE-Kathryn Collins, 75, died peacefully at home Monday, February 11th, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Throughout, she carried on with a kindness, spirit, determination and sense of humor that warmed everyone she knew.

Kay was born April 20, 1943 in Ware, where she lived nearly all her life. A longtime employee of the University of Massachusetts, Kay treasured her extended family and friends and loved trips to the beach, gardening, birds, and chatting outdoors on a sunny day. She was fascinated by the weather and a tough crossword puzzle.

Kay leaves her son, Scott Wylie, of Ware, daughter Jill Kennedy, of Maine, her sisters Barbara Kwasny of Hamden and Dorothy Paluck of Wilbraham, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many lifelong friends she loved as family.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 10 AM at All Saints Church, 17 North Street, in Ware. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of Western & Central Massachusetts, 55 Church Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201.

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    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 10:00am
    All Saints Church
    17 North St.
    WARE, MA
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Gail and Bob, Walker, cousins

Posted at 07:48am
Kay you are in our thoughts and prayers ,Your joy of living, your smiles, and your wicked sense of humor, will all be missed. We love you
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Stan Jablonski

Posted at 09:04am
Our condolences to Scott and Jill on the loss of their mother. Kay was wonderful neighbor during all the years we lived across the street from one other.

Stan & Lynne Jablonski
Ellenton, FL

Elaine Seveney

Posted at 02:50pm
I am so sorry for your loss.


Posted at 10:46am
Scott and Jill: We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Paul and Cathy Petracone

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