Leona M. Collins

Collins, LeonaHUDSON FALLS – Leona M. Collins, 88, died on Wednesday, December 14, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer’s.

She was born in Glens Falls on February 12, 1929, the daughter of the late John William Leppard and Geneva LaFarr Leppard.

Leona was the loving wife for over sixty years to Winfred Allen Collins who predeceased her.

Leona’s life was filled with children, grandchildren, travel and sports.

Her travels included nearly all of the United States and Europe. For over twenty years she was a semi-pro bowler, and in her youth, she played softball. In the 1960’s and 70’s Leona was a professional wedding cake baker.

A very warm and attentive mother, she leaves behind two children: Ronald W. (Jan) Collins of Hebron, NH and Michael E. (Jennifer Irwin) Collins of Argyle; as well as two grandchildren: Christopher I.V.M. Collins of Bellingham, MA and Sean M.D. (Susan Johnson) Collins of Northumberland; three great grandchildren; Zanthius, Eban and Accalia Collins.

She was one of fourteen children of which two sisters, Dorothy Leppard of Fort Edward and Donna Bohlman of Hudson Falls, remain.

Viewing will be at the Carleton Funeral Home in Hudson Falls, NY from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017, with services immediately following.

The Rite of Committal will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice and be kind to all.

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4 Responses to Leona M. Collins

  1. Jennifer Collins says:

    Ma – you will be missed by all who knew you, but as we all know you are now at peace with Pa and the rest of your family and no longer in pain and can remember everything. I will make sure to take care of Michael and Sean just as you as a mother and grandmother did.
    We love you, Michael, Jenn, Sean and Susan.

  2. Karen & Suzie says:

    Leona knows what a joy she was during our visits to Shear Madness. We want her family to know that their mom brought such great humor to all who spent the time with her! A strong lady, a loving woman with the warmest of hearts! Her beautiful soul will live on in the lives she touched.
    Carry on gracious Lady!! Karen & Suzie

  3. Betty Fowler says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Leona’s family and to all her many friends that will miss her humor and kindly friendship.I bowled with Lee many years and she was always a joy to be around.May she rest in peace .God Bless.

  4. Susan Bohlman Torell says:

    Aunt Leona was a very special lady, with her warm embrace she was always ready with a hug and a smile to make everything better. Even as little as a couple of years ago we have video of Aunt Leona running in the hallway of the nursing home with her walker, determined to win the race. It is the way I will remember you too!

    My thoughts and prayers go out to my cousins and Aunt Leona’s two sisters who are left behind and will miss her terribly. I know that I will miss her terribly too.

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