Mr. Francis L. Collins, 82, of Hughestown, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at the Gardens at Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Duryea, Francis was the son of the late Charles and Rose Brennan Collins. He was a graduate of Duryea High School and served in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the former Gichner, Duryea.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Caroline Frew, who passed away on August 1, 2009, brothers, Robert, Jerome, Charles, James, Gerald, Robert and John and sisters, Renie Collins, Shirley Webb and Mary Sworen.
Surviving are twin daughters:
Kimberly Taddei of Pittston Township
Son in law, Randolph Taddei of Wyoming
Renee Matalenas and her husband, George, of Dupont
Kayla Marie Taddei
Kristina Lynn Taddei
Nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018, at 9:30 am in St. John's Cemetery, the corner of Phoenix and Evan Street, Duryea. The Greater Pittston AMVETS will conduct military services. There will be no viewing. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Francis's family, please visit the funeral home website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.
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RIP Uncle Franny, I am happy to know you will be surrounded by so much love in heaven. Please hug my dad for me!!! Thank you for serving our country. Much love, NoreenNoreen Collins (4 months ago)
We are so sorry for your loss My dad knew him years ago and my dad and mom Stood for them at their wedding!Andy Barycki and daughter Andrea (4 months ago)