Teresa P. (Feeney) Collins

Teresa P. (Feeney) Collins, of Dorchester, age 77, died peacefully while in the care of her family after a courageous battle with cancer, Sunday October 29, 2017.

Teresa was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Griffin) Feeney and grew up in Galway City, Ireland. She immigrated to Boston at age 18 and married the love of her life Bartley on September 4, 1965. The two settled in Dorchester where they raised their children and were active in their community. She was a devoted homemaker for many years and later worked as a Lab Technician in Cambridge. As a young woman she was active in the Father Tom Burke’s Hurling Club and later in life donated her time to the Kit Clarke Senior House. Always the matriarch of the family, she loved shopping and hanging out with her children  and grandchildren, story telling, a love of knitting Irish sweaters and hats, cooking a “well done” roast beef on a Sunday, storytelling, and doting over her family.

Teresa was the loving wife of Bartley G. Collins of Dorchester, and loving mother of Michael G. Collins and his wife Dawn of Dorchester, Thomas P. Collins and his wife Carole of Hyde Park, James E. Collins and his wife Joyelle of Scituate, and Kathleen M. Carlson and her husband Jack of Dorchester. Proud “Momo” of Casey, Calli, Megan, Emily, Brendan, Finn, Kate, Nuala, Nora, and Ronan. Sister of Danny Feeney of England and Patrick Feeney of Ireland and also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. She will be missed.

Funeral from the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday November 2 at 9:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester at 10:00 am and burial will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.