Frances Collins

Obituary of Frances T. Collins

East Greenbush (formally of Rensselaer) - Frances (Treanor) Collins, 71, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. “Pie” and Frances G. (Britt) Treanor, step-daughter of the late Helen Carroll Treanor. Fran was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany class 1966. She worked for the NYS Education Dept. in Albany for over 44 years. Fran was a longtime Sunday School teacher at the former St. Joseph’s Church in Rensselaer. She was a 50 year member and past president of the Gerald O’Neil American Legion Post 1683 Auxiliary. She was a Founding member and past secretary of the Rensselaer High School PTSA. Fran is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Ronald B. Collins; her children, Sharleen M. (Michael) Remington and Ronald B. (Kari) Collins, Jr.; her sister Patricia A. (Mary Chambers) Savoie; her grandchildren Michael James, Collin and Meagan Remington and grand dog Lola. She is also survived by her brother-in-law David (Dawn) Collins of Colorado, nephews David and Steven Savoie, niece Saemi Collins and several cousins. Funeral from the W. J. Lyons Jr., Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10am and 11am at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Herrick St. Rensselaer. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 4-7pm. Interment will follow the Mass in New Rural Cemetery, East Greenbush. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection, 341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204.
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Wednesday
5
February

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Thursday
6
February

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Thursday, February 6, 2020
St John The Evangelist And St. Joseph Church
Herrick Street
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Thursday
6
February

Burial

12:15 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020
New Rural Cemetery
3rd Avenue Ext.
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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