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Sophie Joan "Stacy" Collins

April 29, 1922 November 21, 2017
Sophie Joan "Stacy" Collins
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Obituary for Sophie Joan "Stacy" Collins

Sophie Joan "Stacy" Collins of Walled Lake was born April 29, 1922 in Summit Hill, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Josephine Stachina. She died November 21, 2017 at the age of 95.

Mrs. Collins is the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Collins (d. 1992). Loving mother of Mary (Marty) Beagen, Maureen (Michael) Curtis, Thomas (Maureen) Collins, JoEllen (Peter) Nicholas and John Collins. Grandmother of Kaitlyn, Erin (Doug), Shane, Christopher, Kelly, Kyle, Brendan, Leah, Sam, Lauren, Anthony, Matthew, and the late Sean. Great grandmother of Liam. Sister of Helen Gurka. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Mrs. Collins left her small town in Pennsylvania to work in New Jersey. She later enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed in Texas while serving during WWII. At the end of the war, she was encouraged by her sister to relocate to Detroit where she began working for Detroit Edison. She met her husband Albert and together they raised 5 children. At the age of 45, she began working at the JL Hudson Warehouse where she worked until her retirement at age 70. She was a longtime member of St. William Parish in Walled Lake where she was active, particularly in the Widow’s Group. She will be remembered as her family’s source of strength and deep faith especially during times of trial. Her motto was always, “This too shall pass.”

Funeral mass from St. William Catholic, Church 531 Common Street, Walled Lake, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9 AM (In State 8:30 AM). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday, December 1, 2017 4-8 PM (Vigil Service 7 PM). Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the Wounded Warrior Project appreciated.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

1

Dec

4:00 PM 12/1/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/1/2017 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Vigil Service

Friday

1

Dec

7:00 PM 12/1/2017 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

2

Dec

8:30 AM 12/2/2017 8:30:00 AM - 9:00 AM 12/2/2017 9:00:00 AM
St. William Catholic Church

531 Common Street
Walled Lake

St. William Catholic Church
531 Common Street Walled Lake
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

2

Dec

9:00 AM 12/2/2017 9:00:00 AM
St. William Catholic Church

531 Common Street
Walled Lake

St. William Catholic Church
531 Common Street Walled Lake
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Hedwig Cemetery Final Resting Place

23755 Military Rd.
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

23755 Military Rd. Dearborn Heights 48127 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

American Diabetes Association

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