Cathleen “Kay” Collins

Cathleen (Garrity) Kay Collins of Milton passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was the only child of the late Hugh H. Garrity and Katherine (Kitty) Sullivan. She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Collins, loving mother of Susan Nash of Brookline (Melvin Nash), Mother Augusta Collins OSB of Bethlehem CT, Cathleen Martone (Charles Martone) of Concord NH, James J. Collins (Beverly Yuu) of Ashland, Peter H. Collins (Brigitte Collins) of Milton and Elise Doyle (Steven Doyle) of Milton. Kay also leaves eight grandchildren: Michelle Collins Mallol, Matt Martone, Andy Martone, Libby Doyle, Maeve Doyle, Michael Doyle, James Collins, and Wally Collins.

Kay was born in Boston. Following graduation from Emmanuel College she worked for United Airlines. Kay and her husband lived in Milton where they raised six children.  Kay started a second career as a Boston school teacher where she taught for 25 years.  She loved teaching, shopping, coffee ice cream sodas, summers at the beach, and playing bridge with her friends

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Friday, April 20, at 10.30 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., East Milton, Thursday 3-7 p.m. Interment will be in Milton Cemetery.