LINCOLN - Herbert Collins, 80, of Lincoln and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011. He was the husband of the late Ann "Shirley"(McGrath) Collins. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Herbert and Catherine(Barrett) Collins. Mr. Collins lived most of his life in Pawtucket before moving to Narragansett three years ago. He was a marine veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Collins was a lieutenant of the Pawtucket Police Department retiring in 1984. He also was the former Chief of Security for the RI Traffic Tribunal. He had summered in Cape Cod and Block Island for many years.
He is survived by three children, Pamela Hartnett and her husband Brian, Susan Collins, and Richard Collins and his wife Mikki, his twin sister, Martha McGee and two grandchildren, Meagan and Brendan Collins. He also leaves his two furry grandchildren, MacGuinness and Moxie. He was the brother of the late Raymond and Harry Collins.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Service Saturday at 11AM in the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours Friday 4-7pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or the American Cancer Society, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860, would be appreciated. www.rifuneral.com