Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Claire L. Collins

September 6, 1930August 6, 2019

Claire Levet Collins passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at age 88. She was born in New Orleans on September 6, 1930 to the late Henry Xavier and Alice Poirrier Levet. Claire was also preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Stephen D. Collins, Jr., his step-son John Lemoine; and her nine siblings – Henry, Alice, Emile, Pete, Clifford, Mabel, Warren, Florence, and Arthur. She worked at South Central Bell for 35 years and was a member of Bell South Pioneers. She was also an avid gardener. Although she had no children of her own, she lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Mabel and Harry F. Solis for many years before her marriage. She was like a second mother to their children, her four nieces and nephews, Kenny Solis (Marie), Pattie Gehring (Jeff), Debbie Murphy (Eddie) and Harry P. Solis (Susan). Other survivors include her step-son, Steve Collins (Margaret), step-daughter, Katie Amedeo (Raymond), Sue Lemoine, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many other nieces/grandnieces and nephews/grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12pm. Public visitation is from 10am until time of Mass followed by interment in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses are preferred.


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, August 16, 2019


Claire L. Collins

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