Terrence Francis Collins Sr., 82, of Madison Heights, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. He had been baffling an illness for years. He was born April 28, 1925, in Ireland, where he was raised. He was married to Joann Theresa Moyer on June 9, 1956. He worked for Borden for over 35 years. His joy in life was his family. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joann; parents, Patrick and Ellen Collins; son, Patrick; sister, Mary Laughlin; and grandson, Kevin Cochran He was the loving father of Debi Jean (Pete) McMillian of Hamilton, Ala., Eilleen (Ed) Vigneau of Rochester, Christine Dodd (Gerald) of Sterling Heights, Terrence (Wendy) Collins, Jr. of Madison Heights, Veronica (Al) Dingess of Toledo, Ohio and Theresa (Mark) Keck of Monroe; dear grandfather of Frank Cochran, Tim and Jason Vigneau, Jeffrey and Christopher Dodd, Jamie and Hayley Collins; greatgrandfather of Tyler, Kayla, Travin and Nevaeh Cochran , Kenndee and Braylon Vigneau; and dearest brother of Mary and Sally. Visitation, 49 p.m. today at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., Clawson; funeral, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Reist officiating; burial, Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak; memorials, St. Jude Children's Hospital; online condolences, www.gramerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Nov. 20, 2007.
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