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Donald J. Collins

July 16, 1926 - June 19, 2017

Donald J. Collins, age 90 of Lisle, IL since 1959, formerly of Queens Village, NY, passed away suddenly, Monday, June 19, 2017 at Edward Hospital.  He was born July 16, 1926 in Richmond Hill, NY.  Beloved husband of Louise Collins, wedded for 67 years.  Loving father of John (Patty Ellen) Collins, Tom (Kristy) Collins, Maureen (Don) Gushurst, Pat (Mary) Collins, Dan Collins, Kathy (John) Weber, and Eileen (Dave) Walls.  Adored grandpa of 17 and great-grandpa of 6.  Fond brother of Joan Bickard and Carol (Karl) Bueschel and the late Bob Collins.  Loving uncle of many.  Don was a proud US Naval Veteran, serving in WWII.  He graduated from Chaminade High School and St. John's University.  He spent 45 years in the Insurance Business with INA/Cigna Companies.  Don was a long time basketball coach, and served as the volunteer Athletic Director for St. Joan of Arc School, retiring after 50 years in that position.  He was the current Director of  the St. Joan of Arc Extended Day Program.  Don was a life long NY Yankees baseball fan and will forever be missed by his family. 

Funeral Information

Visitation:  Thursday, June 22nd 3:00-9:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL  60540. 

Mass of Christian Burial:  Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM at St. Joan of Arc Church, 820 Division St., Lisle, IL  60532. 

Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.  For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joan of Arc Athletic Association.

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