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Attorney Robert F. Collins

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, October 23rd from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Attorney Robert F. Collins, who passed following a five-year struggle and succumbing to the outrages of metastatic cancer disease. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m. and immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Revere, he attended Revere Schools & was an alumnus of Revere High School. After serving with the U.S. NAVY, during the Korean Conflict, he entered the New England School of Law & received his Master’s in Criminal Defense. He worked as a Boston Criminal Defense Attorney for over 40 (forty) years within the Commonwealth. He held a gift for vocabulary and that subsequently afforded him a command of the language. He was a much sought-after Public Speaker, especially in the role of “Political Toastmaster”.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rose Zelpha (Chasse) Collins & the late Maryann (Adomunes) Cushing-Collins. He is the adored father to Katherine Rose Porter and her husband, Steven R. Porter of Rockland. He is the cherished brother of Kerry E. Haughney & her husband, Joseph F. Haughney of Lynnfield & the late Stephen F. Collins & George T. Collins. He is the dear uncle to George T. Collins, Jr. & his wife, Amy Pui-Collins of Winthrop, Christine E. Haughney-Dare-Bryan & her husband, Thomas H. Dare-Bryan of Larchmont, New York, Jonathan J. Haughney & Gretchen B. Haughney, both of Medford & Stephen F. Collins, Jr. & his wife, Carmen of Peabody. He was the proud son of the late George T. Collins & Katherine E. “Kitty” (Kerrins) Collins, former member of the Mass. Electoral College & the Revere School Committee.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, October 23rd, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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  1. Bob and Elisa LaSota
    Jan 30 2019

    Katherine…Please contact us…we had no idea that your father had passed.

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