Catharine Collins

Catharine Collins

1925 - 2021

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Catharine Marie Lane “Kay” Collins Kay passed away in her sleep on December 7, 2021, at her home in Greenwich, New York. She was born October 26, 1925, in Ossining, New York, and was the daughter of the late Lionel and Mabel Lane. Kay was predeceased by her husband Lewis Collins and daughter Catharine “Keya” Collins. Kay graduated from Ossining High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Syracuse University and a Master of Science degree in Library Science at the University of Albany. For a few years, she worked in the Rensselaer Libraries at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Her activities and hobbies included gardening and genealogy research of her family tree. Kay was a den mother of Cub Scouts, past regent for the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), member of the Huguenot Society, and choir member at the Greenwich Dutch Reformed Church. If you traveled along Main Street, you might have seen her keeping the sidewalk swept and cleaned, in front of her home, up until her passing. Kay is remembered by her siblings, Susan (Lane) Matthes and Nancy (Lane) Diver. She is survived by her children Randall “Stony” (Lynne) Collins of Cambridge, New York, and Candace “Kansas” Collins of Tetonia, Idaho; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews living across the country. The family would especially like to thank Phyliss Rogers for all her help in keeping Kay happy and healthy. Kay referred to her as her guardian angel. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Flynn Bros Inc., 80 Main St, Greenwich, NY, 12834. There will be a private service at the Saratoga National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband Lewis. Donations in her name may be made to the Easton-Greenwich Rescue Squad, or the Greenwich Public Library. Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at

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Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, New York, United States