Francis Collins

Obituary of Francis Robert Collins

Collins, Francis (Frank) Robert - born October 17, 1929 passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his home in Manhasset, New York. Frank grew up in Great Neck, NY having attended Buckley Country Day School, Portsmouth Abbey School, and Princeton University (‘51). He was a combat war veteran in the conflict in Korea with the 955th Field Artillery Battalion and had a forty-three year career as an executive of Merrill Lynch & Co. Frank summered on Nantucket Island with his family and was a member and past president of the Garden City Golf Club. He and his wife, Jeannette (née Stark), who survives him, were married sixty-six years. He is also survived by five children, Frank (Mary) of Hummelstown, PA, Brendan of Manhasset, Christine of Jefferson, MA, Sean (Mary Jo) of Port Washington, NY, and Diana of Long Beach, NY, and eight grand-children, Dan, Jack, Hannah, Sean Jr., Kathleen, Matthew, Clare, and Frank. Visiting at Fairchild and Sons, Manhasset, NY on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Mass of the Christian Burial at the Church of Saint Mary, Manhasset, NY on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:15 am. Interment, at a future date, will be at the Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor Queens Village, Portsmouth Abbey School, or Buckley Country Day School.