OBITUARY

William Matthew Collins

July 26, 1934May 2, 2021
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William Matthew Collins, DDS. Age 86. Beloved husband of D. Jeanne. Loving father of William Michael Collins (deceased) and Dr. Elizabeth Ann Collins. Grandfather of William Isaac Collins. Step-grandfather of Jacqueline Sloan and father-in-law of Melissa W. Collins. Brother of Norma J. Kropf and Terrence P Collins.

Former faculty member of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, University of Kentucky College of Allied Health, and Associate Dean, Health and Human Services, Macomb Community College. Served as a captain in the US Army. Proud uncle of many nephews, nieces, great and great-grand nephews and nieces. Member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Knights of Columbus, and former cantor, usher, and Cub Scout leader.

Visitation Wednesday from 3 – 7 PM at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 12 PM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Church or The Helm.

"Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal." Irish proverb

  • DONATIONS

  • The Helm at the Boll Life Center (Formerly Services for Older Citizens)
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memories

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Gene Guswiler

May 6, 2021

So very sorry to learn about Bill. Always enjoyed his company Forever the Irishman's smile! Our prayers are with Jeanne and all the family. Love, Gene&Sharon Guswiler

Julie Landa

May 5, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of my Uncle Bill. My first dentist visit ever was at dear Uncle Bill’s office. He always made it fun for us to go. Never have been afraid to go after that. Best dentist ever. Then when I asked him to pierce my ears for me. My mother said he could one day when he came over for dinner. I was excited and Uncle Bill was so nervous about it. He did a great job. We did it with ice cubes and a needle. I love you and will miss you.

Julie Potts

May 3, 2021

Much love Uncle Bill. I loved my visit to Kentucky and our visits to Michigan to visit.

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Biography

William Matthew Collins, DDS. Age 86. Beloved husband of D. Jeanne. Loving father of William Michael Collins (deceased) and Dr. Elizabeth Ann Collins. Grandfather of William Isaac Collins. Step-grandfather of Jacqueline Sloan and father-in-law of Melissa W. Collins. Brother of Norma J. Kropf and Terrence P Collins.

Former faculty member of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, University of Kentucky College of Allied Health, and Associate Dean, Health and Human Services, Macomb Community College. Served as a captain in the US Army. Proud uncle of many nephews, nieces, great and great-grand nephews and nieces. Member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Knights of Columbus, and former cantor, usher, and Cub Scout leader.

Visitation Wednesday from 3 – 7 PM at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 12 PM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Church or The Helm.

"Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal." Irish proverb