Coventry - Kathy-Jo Collins, 72, of Coventry, Rhode Island passed away Thursday, October 14 at Kent County Hospital, Warwick, RI after a short illness.
Born August 14, 1949, in Brookline, Massachusetts, she was the adopted daughter of the late Flora L. Snow and Edith I. Bassett. Kathy graduated from Gordon College with a degree in Social Work and was a social worker for many years before moving on to another passion of hers as a Special Education teacher’s aide for Bi-County Collaborative prior to retirement.
Kathy is survived by her companion of 13 years, John Ball of Coventry, RI; her son, Michael G. Collins and wife Krystal of Warwick, RI; her daughter, Amanda J. Clifton and husband Craig of Meridian, ID; her stepdaughters, Theresa L. Collins of Florida and Tina M. Collins of NY as well as her grandchildren Chase Johnson, Gracie Clifton, Aryn Clifton, Ty Collins, Wesley Collins, Daniel Weeden and Evan Weeden.
Kathy was a devoted mother who cared deeply for her family and friends. She loved being a grandmother and would proudly speak of them anytime she could. Kathy will be remembered by many for her heart of gold always willing to help in any way she could, she loved traveling, spending time with family and friends, playing the piano and watching the Red Sox.
Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10 A.M. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, RI. Her burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ms. Collins’s memory to the Salvation Army, Pawtucket Corps, 102 High Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
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Salvation Army, Pawtucket Corps
102 High Street, Pawtucket RI 02860