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Joseph James Collins

August 01, 1929 ~ October 16, 2021

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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Jevine and Dasia

October 20, 2021, 10:34 pm

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

Cathy and Hugh Norton

November 7, 2021, 9:24 pm

My favorite and most wonderful Uncle Joe,
As you go homeward bound to Wappingers Falls and NY, I send eternal gratitude and thanks for being such a huge part of my life. Memories, laughter, love and good family times too many to recall, that define you. You will forever be remembered and celebrated for the inspiration you are. I am so happy you and Wilma will be reunited with Bill and Kate Streck at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery….so the card games can continue.
Rest in peace…you deserve it.

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