Margaret G. Collins

6 février 192610 juin 2021
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Margaret G. Collins, a homemaker and banker, recently of Midlothian, IL and long-time resident of Chicago, IL, died on June 10th, 2021 at the age of 95 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret is survived by her thirteen children, Caeli, Judie, John (Retired CFD) (Debbie nee Burke), Kevin (Kate nee Nolan), Meg (the late Jeff) Breit, Paul (Cindy nee Boyce), Nora (Retired CPD) (Mark Boyich), Mary (Brian) Sullivan, Tim (Kelly nee Kyle), Kyle (Alice nee Brophy), Jimbo, Jeanne (Tom) Mahay and Jason (Christine nee Coglianese).

Margaret was grandmother to 24: Erin (Brian) Compton, Annie (Jeff) O’Connell, Mary Kate Collins and Jack Collins, Sara (Jeff) Asjes, Brian Collins, Christopher (Brooke nee Walsh) Breit, Matt (Liz nee Manna) Breit, and Nicole (Mike) Harris, Chaas Collins, Brooke (Steven) Antonozzi, Brandi (Rob) Nyberg, Donnie (Samantha) Selby, Kol Karas, Kristyn (Jesse) Booth, Daniel Darling Duffin, Jeni Collins, Jim Sullivan, Colleen Collins, Jack Mahay, Tim Mahay, Connor Mahay, Shannon Collins, and Amanda Collins.

She was also great grandmother to 21: Ciaran, Rowan and Cillian Compton, Patrick and Michael O’Connell, Maggie, Lucy and Nora Breit, Brody and Tessa Breit, Shane and Brock Harris, Ronnie Nyberg, Noah, Josh, and Ava Antonozzi, Raellyn, Jesse Jr., and Jasmyn Booth, Colin and Farrah Lassiter. Margaret was born in Chicago on February 6th, 1926, to George and Margaret Grafer. She worked in the banking industry as a supervisor in the proof operating division. She was the oldest sibling of nine – Helen (Dick) Swallow, Richard (Angie), and James Tom Grafer. Preceded in death by Lorraine (Floyd) Ammerman, Carl (Margaret), George (Jacqueline), Sue (Noffy) Servedio and Barbara (Ron) Flood Pollace. On January 28th, 1950, she married John Joseph Collins with whom she spent the next 43 years until his death in 1993. Together, they raised their thirteen children in Sacred Heart and St. Thomas More parishes. Margaret was a committed mother and avid reader. She encouraged everyone to read, to try anything, and to do their best. She demanded the use of proper English and ensured that her children performed to the best of their ability. She loved to attend any and all sporting events for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She could solve any problem and expected the same of everyone. She never met anyone that she wouldn’t engage in a meaningful conversation.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Bridge located at 15555 71st Ct, Orland Park, IL 60462 would be greatly appreciated.

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations to The Bridge would be greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation

    lundi, 14 juin , 2021

  • Prayers

    mardi, 15 juin , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    mardi, 15 juin , 2021

  • Interment

    mardi, 15 juin , 2021


Margaret G. Collins


Darlene Collins

3 juillet , 2021

Was when I married her son Paul, she was my Matron Of Honor, Marge made sure I had something blue, barrow, new and old. The Best Mother-in-law Ever. She also welcomed Kol (Chaas brother) into the Family with open arms, going to his sporting events, cheering him on and of course having a trunk full of healthy food and drinks for Kol to pick from.Kol and myself will NEVER forget you. Love you miss you Marge/ Grandma Collins
May you R.I.P. Marge/Grandma Collins ❤️ Give John/Grandpa A GREAT BIG HUG and Kiss from Kol and I

Lynn (Kirby) Parker

16 juin , 2021

Just learning of her passing, I couldn't help but remember all the times spent with your family, eating, playing, laughing, learning. I am so sorry for your loss.

The last I saw Mrs. Collins was right before she moved from the house on Artesian. She was so welcoming, kind, gracious. We had so much fun visiting together. The pictures posted of her are perfect, exactly how I remember her.

Peace and love to you all during this transition in your lives. You are in my thoughts

Matthew Lazaric

15 juin , 2021

Sincerest condolences to the Collins family. Very sad to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a great lady who loved her family deeply. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Cindy Wagner Crotty

14 juin , 2021

Mrs Collins was an incredible mom to her 13 children and also the neighborhood kids. We were welcome in their huge home anytime. I lived right across the street from them on 82nd and Artesian. I loved going into their home for it was always an adventure. My condolences to the entire Collins family.

Luke Fagan

13 juin , 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Collins Clan. "Ma" as I always called her was one of the Sweetest woman I ever met. She always had a good word to offer and the most even keeled demeanor . She was such a joy to be around. She will certainly be missed by all, but has blessed so many lives. God Bless Ma.

Gina Planell

12 juin , 2021

My heartfelt and sincerest condolences to the Collins family and all who loved her. I have so many wonderful memories. To me, she was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. I loved talking to her and making her laugh. 💜 I share your sadness. There will never be another like her. How lucky we were to have her in our lives. God bless her beautiful heart. I’m happy knowing she’s with my mom.

Gretchen Grafer Anderson

12 juin , 2021

May peace and love surround all your family

Claire Gallagher

12 juin , 2021

Paul and Jeanne,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She sounds like she was a real sweetheart. My sympathy to you all.
Claire Martin Gallagher

Michael Magliano

12 juin , 2021

Collins Family:
What wonderful people your Mom and Dad were.
I remember your Dad sitting in his chair.
Your Mom was terrific the way she handled all of you.
When at the house In the morning , She always asked me if I wanted some oat meal or toast.
God Rest Her Soul.
May she Rest In Peace with your Dad.

Scott & Mary Clifford

12 juin , 2021

We send our most sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother. It was great seeing her at her grandchildren's sporting events, catching up on old times. Absolutely one of the great Mom's from Tommy More. She treated everyone as they were her own. While we mourn her passing we are forever grateful to have know her. As she's reunited with her love John, May Margaret now Rest in Paradise and may St. Thomas More welcome her home. We keep Margaret and the entire Collin's family in our prayers. Thanks Mrs. Collin's for the memories, you were the best.