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Collins, Francis M., Jr.

Francis M. Collins, Jr. “Franny”, passed away on October 9, 2020.  Born in Boston and raised in Dedham, he was the son of the late Francis M., Sr. and Mary P. (McNamara) Collins.  A longtime resident of Mansfield and proud member of the IBEW Local 103 for over thirty years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and had a passion for basketball.  Franny was the father of Shawn of Mansfield, Jared of Quincy and Matthew of Mansfield.  He was the brother of James Peterson of Walpole, Michael Peterson and his wife Kathryn of Norton and the late Mary P. Collins.  Also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 1 PM in St. Joseph Cemetery, Boston.  In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary’s Life Teen Center, 420 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jay McGuire
    October 13th, 2020 | 1:31 pm

    I’m sorry to hear this. I was a classmate of his from the Oakdale School, all the way to Dedham High. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.

  2. Allan rosman
    October 14th, 2020 | 5:54 am

    My sincere condolences to the family for your loss! Franny was a good guy,a friend to everyone! He will be missed! God Bless! Rest In Peace my BROTHER.

  3. Frank Rampino
    October 14th, 2020 | 7:14 am

    Saddened by the news of Frannys passing. known him since Oakdale all the way through high school. Gave him a few rides around Dedham over the years. He did a few repair jobs at my house . Always a great guy with a big smile. He was always nice to my Dad and helped him a few times as well. My thoughts and prayers to his family

  4. Denise
    October 14th, 2020 | 7:24 am

    So sorry to hear this, I was a classmate of Franny and he was the nicest person to everyone. May he rest in peace with his sister who I was friends back in those days

  5. October 14th, 2020 | 7:30 am

    Very sorry to hear of Franny’s passing. May you rest in peace my friend.

  6. Frank Fitz
    October 14th, 2020 | 7:31 am

    May you Rest In Peace my friend

  7. Joe Studley
    October 14th, 2020 | 7:58 am

    So sad, I too was a classmate since Oakdale. Prayers for the lose to his family. He was liked by all in school. God Bless

  8. Barbara Jean
    October 14th, 2020 | 10:13 am

    Jimmy, Michael and the rest of the Collins and Peterson family I am so sorry for your loss. Franny always had a spot in my heart. He sat in front of me in home room throughout high school. Always such a nice guy. RIP Franny ❤️

  9. Michael Humphrey
    October 14th, 2020 | 11:09 am

    Rest in peace my friend

  10. Nancy Capone
    October 14th, 2020 | 11:29 am

    My condolences to the family for your loss Prayers for the family, I am so sorry.

  11. Joan
    October 14th, 2020 | 1:04 pm

    Sorry to hear of Franny’s passing. May God give his family and loved ones the peace and u derstansing they need to get through this difficult time. Prayers to you all.

  12. Phillip Burke
    October 14th, 2020 | 4:27 pm

    You always made me laugh brother go with god,peace

  13. Mcquaid family
    October 14th, 2020 | 6:12 pm

    Frannie had a heart of gold. Always ready to help. A good friend to many. He is missed.

  14. October 15th, 2020 | 10:16 am

    Franny will certainly be missed..loved his family and friends. Lots of love and prayers to his family that he left behind.

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