Dorothy Collins

August 1, 1915February 13, 2014

Dorothy Collins, 98, of Sparta, NJ passed away on February 13, 2014. Dorothy grew up in Westerleigh, Staten Island and settled in Old Town, Staten Island before moving to the Lake Mohawk section of Sparta, NJ in 1974. She worked in Holloran Hospital in Willowbrook, Staten Island where she met and married her husband Charles F. Collins who was an Army Medic serving in New Guinea during WWII. Dorothy enjoyed knitting, reading, and dining out. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Charles and her devoted daughter Maureen. She is survived by her loving daughters: Barbara Stanley of Largo, FL and Gail Triolo of Huguenot, Staten Island. Dorothy is also survived by 6 beloved grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held privately under the direction of the Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.


  • Private Graveside Service: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dorothy Collins

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norma nugent

February 21, 2014

Dorothy was like a second mother to me. We moved to Sparta in 1969. We had a rental house next to her and Charlie. She took me under her wing and taught me a lot. She always said, "never go upstairs without taking something with you that belongs up there". She also taught me about the "dented can basket" in the grocery store. I will miss her. We loved Dorothy and Charlie very much. I look forward to seeing them again.