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Paul D. Collins

March 28, 2022

Paul D. Collins, 69, of Schenectady, New York died suddenly at his home Monday morning March 28, 2022. Paul was born April 27, 1952 in Watertown, the son of Francis E. and Glenna J. Cough Collins. He graduated from Immaculate Heart Central School, Watertown and St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York. In Watertown, he had worked for the Jefferson County Department of Social Services. After moving to the Schenectady area, he was an Investment Analyst for the New York State Lottery.

Paul was a communicant of St Joseph's Catholic Church. and a member of the Knights of St. John, both in Schenectady. He enjoyed golfing, travel, especially in the west, antiquing and time spent with his family. He is survived by his close friend, Cynthia J. "Cindy" Conway, Schenectady; two sisters; Sr. Bernadette Marie Collins, S.S.J., Ogdensburg, and Christine J. Pattantyus, her husband Gabour I., Poughkeepsie; a niece, two nephews and a cousin.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 8, at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Church, Watertown, with burial to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church before the mass from 9 to 10 AM. Contributions may be made in his name to St. Joseph's Church, 600 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305 or Sisters Of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington St. Watertown, New York 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#9 Joe Labunski 2022-04-08 00:13
To Paul's family....I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Paul....I was one of Paul's golf partners for years down here in Schenectady...p laying 18 holes will never be the same without him...I was honored to work with Paul and I was glad I was with him when he had his hole in one...he will be missed by our group...
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#8 Eddie Hathaway 2022-04-06 18:48
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of my good friend. Paul and I were roommates for two years while we attended college at St. John Fisher in Rochester New York. He always wore a smile. And was ever so witty. I am grateful that our paths crossed over the years at certain college reunion events.
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#7 Mike Skelly 2022-04-06 14:16
Those of us who were blessed to work with Paul at the NYS Lottery will miss him. He is still remembered fondly 15 years after his retirement. We will miss our friend until we meet again.
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#6 Linda Neil,CSJ 2022-04-05 16:56
Dear Bernadette,
Sister Ann Christi and I want to extend our deepest sympathy as you mourn the death of your brother, Paul. The suddenness of his death makes the loss so much harder.
Many of the parishioners at St. Joseph's have commented on what a wonderful gentleman Paul was.
We hold you and your family in our prayer.
With sympathy, Ann Cristi and Lin
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#5 Mary Hannon 2022-04-05 14:40
I knew Paul from the Knights of St John in Schenectady. He was always a gentleman and participated in all the activities. He will be missed. May he have eternal happiness.
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#4 Patrick Lyng 2022-04-05 11:53
Sister Bernadette,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, sorry for your loss. I too was a classmate of Paul at IHC.

Patrick Lyng
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#3 Darrell Morgan 2022-04-05 09:57
Very very sad news. Paul and I grew up together, our houses just 4 houses apart, we played together as kids. We went all through school together, St. Pat’s and IHC. Paul was a great guy and friend. I’m so happy I got to see him at our class reunions. Sister Bernadette and Christine and family, you have my deepest condolences. I’m so sorry I won’t be able to make the services but you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss you Paul. RIP my friend.
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#2 Terrance Lydon 2022-04-05 09:08
To Paul's Family:

Am very sorry for your loss. Paul was a good friend and classmate. Please accept my sincere condolences.
-Terry Lydon
IHC Class of 1970
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#1 Mary Jo Flynn SSJ 2022-04-04 13:55
Bernadette and Christine,
The loss of Paul has no words that seem to make any sense.
The faith that your parents instilled in all of you was lived out well for Paul and now will help hold you both in tender love.
Faith is the greatest gift we can get and that we can share
Bless you both during this time. Mary Jo
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