Patricia Ann "Ann" Collins

Patricia "Ann" Collins, 85, of Pompton Plains, passed away peacefully at home on September 24, 2021 surrounded by her devoted and loving daughters and grandchildren.

 

Born in England, Ann came to the US in 1963 and settled in Pompton Plains.  She valued education and began her career as a teacher at the Pompton Plains Preschool, eventually retiring as the director.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and had a passion for gardening, crafting, antiquing and reading.  Above all else, Ann cherished the time she spent with her family and close friends.

 

Ann is survived by her children, Sarah Holme Vulcz (Andy) and grandchildren Christopher (Megan) and Matthew (Victoria), Fiona Holme Maguire (Steven) and grandchildren Heather (Cain), Cory (Chloe), and Shawn (Sam), Amanda Holme Salitsky (Matthew) and grandchildren Justin (Sara), Jessica (Chris), Baylee, and Isabelle, Samantha Holme, and Mark Collins; and her great grandchildren, Emory Jade and Sawyer Patrick.  She was predeceased by her husband, Eric H. Collins in 2006.

 

Memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm Friday, October 8 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the ASPCA would be greatly appreciated.

 

Please note, when entering the funeral home, masks are required.