It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joe Collins on October 16, 1921. Joseph James Collins was born August 1, 1929 in Wappingers Falls, New York, the son of Charles and Catherine Collins. He attended Wappingers Falls Central High School and become a skilled draftsman and artist.
Joe was married for 60 years to his sweetheart, Wilma Terralavaro. They were married November 10, 1956 in Wappingers.
He was employed by IBM as a program engineer for 27 years in Wappingers Falls and later moved to Boca Raton. After retiring he studied painting and became a certified art instructor. He maintained an art studio in Boca, was an avid bowler, a Yankee and Jets fan and enjoyed a good hand of cards with family and friends. He donated his time to the Boys and Girls Club as well as local charities in Boca Raton.
Joe was predeceased by his wife Wilma Terralavaro, a brother Charles and three sisters, Marie Ruffo, Catherine Streck and Margaret Brower. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church, 11 Clinton Street Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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