Jeffrey W. “Jeff” Collins, 61 of Thomas Street in Brattleboro died early Monday morning, August 26, 2019 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene following an extended illness.
Jeff was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on June 23, 1958 the son of Donald R. and Virginia A. (Coutts) Collins. He was raised and educated in Cochituate, Massachusetts and later Orange where he attended Mahar High School.
Prior to moving to Brattleboro Jeff had resided in Wendell and Greenfield, MA, Harrison, Maine and Dunnellon, Florida. Most recently he made his home with his sister on Thomas Street in Brattleboro.
Most recently Jeff had been employed at Continental Cable Company in Hinsdale. Previously and for most of his career he worked in the flooring industry as an installer employed by William Marini Flooring in Sunderland, MA and Kurt Poulin Flooring of Greenfield.
Of his leisure time activities Jeff enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and the outdoors which included camping and fishing.
Jeff is survived by his sister, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Marini of Brattleboro, two brothers, Robert Collins of Dunnellon, Florida and Kevin Collins of Portland, Maine and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Alfred Collins and Donald Collins.
A memorial gathering is planned for a future date at a day and time to be announced by the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in the family plot in Wendell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jeff’s name may be made to The American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5 General Fund, 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.