Helen Collins Obituary, Death – COLLINS, Helen T. (Sullivan) Long-term resident of Mission Hill, died peacefully on May 14, 2022, at age 93.
Helen was the wife of the late George E. Collins and the loving mother of Brian Collins of Dorchester; William Collins of Millis; Mark Collins his wife Kathleen of West Roxbury; Rev. John A. Collins C.Ss.R. of Long Branch, NJ; Marianne Dewing and her husband David of Reading; Patricia Marchetti and her husband Michael of Reading; Rev. George E. Collins S.J. of Weston; Timothy Collins and his wife Patricia of Hingham; and Helen Waters and her husband James of Needham.
Helen is survived by her eighteen loving grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her brother, Rev. Francis Sullivan, C.Ss.R. of Timonium, MD. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and her brother-in-law, Richard T. Griffin of Reading. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Joseph F., and Helen M. (Mulhern) Sullivan, and her five siblings: Catherine M. Sullivan, Joseph F. Sullivan, Jr., Brother James L. Sullivan, CFX, Edward H. Sullivan, and Dorothy A. Griffin.
Helen was a proud and active member of the Mission Church parish and the community of Mission Hill. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the P.E. Murray- F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY on Thursday, May 19th from 3-8 pm.
Funeral from the funeral home on Friday, May 20th at 8:45am, followed by the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church), 1545 Tremont St., at 10am. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02120; and/or Mission Grammar School, 94 St. Alphonsus St., Boston, MA 02120; and/or to the ministry of Little Sisters of the Poor at https://littlesistersofthepoor.org/donate-to-lsp/. For directions and guestbook, pemurrayfuneral.com. P.E. Murray – F.J. Higgins George F. Doherty & Sons West Roxbury 617 325 2000