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Jo Ann (Proto) Collins

December 14, 1952 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 66)

Obituary

JoAnn (Proto) Collins, 66 of Kickemuit Avenue passed away on August 15, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of Charles E. Collins III.

Born Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Moran) Proto. She was the mother of Charles E. Collins IV of Bristol and sister of Noreen Bonsanti of Bristol, Bernice Pezzullo of Bristol, Patricia Ernst of Riverside, Ann Maria Orefice of Bristol and the late Sylvia Dabney and Lois Proto. 

Mrs. Collins was a graduate of Bristol High School and the Fall River School of Nursing.  She was employed as a registered nurse at the Rhode Island Veterans Home for 32 years before retiring.  JoAnn was an avid runner, placing 4th in the 1982 Ocean State Marathon.

Her funeral services will be held Thursday August 22nd,8:30 AM from the George Lima Funeral Home 367 High Street with a Celebration of the Office, 9:30 AM at St. Michael’s Church, 399 Hope Street. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground. Calling hours are Wednesday 4-7 PM. 

Memorial donations may be made to: Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence RI  02904.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Calling Hours
Wednesday
August 21, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
George C. Lima Funeral Home, Inc.
367 High Street
Bristol, RI 02809-1921

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 22, 2019

8:30 AM
George C. Lima Funeral Home, Inc.
367 High Street
Bristol, RI 02809-1921

Memorial Service
Thursday
August 22, 2019

9:30 AM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
399 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Burial
Thursday
August 22, 2019

10:30 AM
North Burial Ground
1081 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Donations

HopeHospiceRI.org
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904
Web: http://HopeHospiceRI.org

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