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Thomas H. Collins

Thomas H. Collins of Troy, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017. The son of Jane Thomas Collins of Clinton, NY, and the late James F. Collins, Tom leaves behind his loving wife, Cleo Collins, stepchildren Linda Christian of Troy, NY, John and Terri Christian of Watervliet, NY, Traci Christian of Watervliet, NY, James and Michelle Christian of Belfast, Maine, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Along with his mother, Tom also leaves six siblings. They are Sheila Collins of Bluffton, SC, Kate Jones of Nashville, TN, Eileen Petersen of Burke, VA, Patrick Collins of Wilmington, DE, Daniel Collins of West Seneca, NY, and Kevin Collins of Clinton, NY. Tom dedicated thirty years of service to homeless families at Marillac, a program of St. Catherine's Center for Children in Albany, NY. Visitation will be at Konicek & Collett Funeral Home LLC, 1855 12th Avenue, Watervliet on Tuesday, February 7th, from 5:00-7:00 pm, with the Mass of the Resurrection at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Watervliet at 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 8th, and burial at St. Mary's Cemetery on Thursday, February 9th. Tom asked that a message of hope and encouragement be conveyed to all who smoke, that they will stop, and to those who haven't smoked, that they will never start. In support of that effort, donations may be sent in his name to the COPD Foundation.

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To the family of Thomas I am very sorry for your loss.Loosing someone we love is a difficult time. I try to look for something comforting when I loose someone I love. I wanted to share some comforting words with the family. They are found in Isaiah 25:8. "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." These are some comforting things we can look forward to in the future. The bible also talks about a resurrection. I hope this can bring a little comfort to the family.

scott folts Feb 8 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loose. My prayer go out to the family.

Rosalie Tocco Feb 8 2017 12:00 AM

To the family of Thomas I am very sorry for your loss.Loosing someone we love is a difficult time. I try to look for something comforting when I loose someone I love. I wanted to share some comforting words with the family. They are found in Isaiah 25:8. "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." These are some comforting things we can look forward to in the future. The bible also talks about a resurrection. I hope this can bring a little comfort to the family.

scott folts Feb 8 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loose. My prayer go out to the family.

Rosalie Tocco Feb 8 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers and sincere sympathy for Toms whole family, may you feel our Lord and Saviors comforting arms surrounding you during this difficult time. Mrs John Burns and family, Rosemary, Debi, John, Linda and Cheryl God bless

Debi Burns Sommer Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Natalie Hines Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers and sincere sympathy for Toms whole family, may you feel our Lord and Saviors comforting arms surrounding you during this difficult time. Mrs John Burns and family, Rosemary, Debi, John, Linda and Cheryl God bless

Debi Burns Sommer Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Natalie Hines Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

We sent our love, condolences and prayers to all of Tom's family. We will be with you in spirit as you share memories and celebrate Tom's life.

Leslie & Joe Moore Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of this. I remember Tom in Boy Scouts, he was such a nice guy, older than me and smarter. My prayers are with the Collins family at this sad time. I'll pray the rosary tonight, for everyone.

Paul Paratore Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM

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