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Brian F. Collins

May 29, 1957 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 64)

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Brian F. Collins, of Bedford, Massachusetts passed away due to a long illness on Saturday, October 16th at the age of 64. Brian was born on May 29th, 1957 and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and is the son to the late John F. Collins of North Conway, New Hampshire and is survived by his mother Jeanne R. Campbell of Jacksonville, Florida. 

When in high school, Brian won the globe scholastic gold key award for a landscape watercolor painting in 1975. Following graduation from Lexington High School, Brian attended Boston Architectural College and pursued a career in construction. Later his company New England Floor and Partition focused on ornamental plaster and completed important projects such as the rotunda at Quincy Market the concourse ceilings at 185 Franklin and won an excellence award for his work the Harvard Club located on Commonwealth Avenue. 

 Family was always important to Brian he valued time spent at family gatherings, especially at holidays. He enjoyed all Boston sports, and spending time at the coast restoring boats and cruising on the ocean. Brian was a humble and hardworking man, a man of integrity who took pride in everything he did.

Brian is survived by his mother; and his brother, David Collins and his wife Jessica Stebbins, his nephew Alex Collins, Salem Ma and his sister Marilynne DeCruccio, her husband Scott DeCruccio and his niece Caroline DeCruccio. He also leaves behind his life companion Karen Packard of Burlington, Massachusetts. 

He will be deeply missed by his family, his dear friends and all who knew him.


Visiting hours for Brian will take place on Monday, November 1st, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brown and Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Road, Belmont Mass.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd, at 10:30 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church – Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, on 15 Hawthorne Blvd, Salem Massachusetts. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Interment will be private and scheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to one of the charities listed below.

 The Cardiology Department at Boston Children's Hospital, in memory of Brian F. Collins Contributions can be made at bostonchildrens.org/givenow. Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children's Hospital, to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include honoree’s name in the memo line. 

Or to the Cardiology Department at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Memorial gifts can be made online at https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bwhgiving.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7CJessica.Stebbins%40hdrinc.com%7Ca84dabd3192144741ee608d9957b23a9%7C3667e201cbdc48b39b425d2d3f16e2a9%7C0%7C0%7C637705178383279821%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=kk8vc4FlP7F9hIRoIxXXfKCfuMT8WhulGg6uXQrnZOc%3D&reserved=0 or checks can be made payable to Brigham and Women's Hospital with "in memory of *Brian F. Collins*" in the memo line and sent to: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116.

 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Brian, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Monday
November 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown & Hickey Funeral Home
36 Trapelo Rd.
Belmont, MA 02478

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
November 2, 2021

10:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
15 Hawthorne Blvd
Salem, MA 01970

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