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In Memory of

Raymond V. Collins

January 19, 1942 - September 1, 2017

Obituary


On September 1st 2017, Raymond V Collins Jr. of Old Saybrook, (formerly of West Haven) peacefully cast off his lines for the last time, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on January 19, 1942 to the late Raymond Sr. and Mildred (Holm), Ray was raised in West
Haven, graduating from West Haven High School. He was predeceased by his brother Brian.

A veteran of the US Coast Guard, Ray enjoyed a lifetime love of the water, boating and Block
Island. Ray's other passion was community service, having retired from the CT General
Assembly after...

On September 1st 2017, Raymond V Collins Jr. of Old Saybrook, (formerly of West Haven) peacefully cast off his lines for the last time, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on January 19, 1942 to the late Raymond Sr. and Mildred (Holm), Ray was raised in West
Haven, graduating from West Haven High School. He was predeceased by his brother Brian.

A veteran of the US Coast Guard, Ray enjoyed a lifetime love of the water, boating and Block
Island. Ray's other passion was community service, having retired from the CT General
Assembly after proudly serving for 20 years, the residents of West Haven, Milford and Orange
as State Representative to the 117th district, and currently serving as the chairman of the Old
Saybrook harbor management commission.

Ray leaves his three children, Ray III (Mara), Sean (Kate Szturma) and Meghan Collins: his four grandchildren Raymond IV, Keagan, Sean Henry and Liam as well as his loving soul mate, and first mate Judy Ganswindt. Ray also leaves his extended children Karla (Frederik) Carnemark, Erika (Steve) Mills as well as several extended grandchildren, Jackson, Henrik, Reagan, Reese, Marina, Raquel and Annabel.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday September 9th at 10:00 am at St John's Church 161 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray's name to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital c/o Office of Development 355 Montauk Ave. New London, CT 06320 or Old Saybrook Volunteer Ambulance Assoc. P.O. Box 437 Old Saybrook, CT 06475.