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Obituary of Carol Ann (Gilmore) Collins

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Carol Ann Collins, age 93 of Etna, NY passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at home.

Born November 20, 1929 in Syracuse, NY she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Wilhelmina Russell Gilmore. She was a foster mother and operated Holland Antiques in Union Springs for many years. She was a longtime member of the Antiques Society of Broome County.

Carol is survived by her husband of 48 years, Malcolm “Mac” Collins; daughter, Alice (Ralph) Fleury; step daughters, Sandra (Herb) Schutt, Debbie (Mark) McKane, Sue Collins (Wayne Weller); grandchildren, Joseph (Renee) Fleury, Winter (Phillip) Holton, Tobi (Arnold) Palmeri, Jacob (Laura) Fleury; step grandchildren, Lori (Mike) Thorpe, Nichole Tullous, Lynn (Shawn) Brann, Jason (Bronwyn) O’Brien, Brenda Coyle (Chris Beach), Erin Pratt, Christopher Pratt; great grandchildren, Mackenzie T, Brooke, Joey, Palmer, Clayden, Bentley, Madison, Mackenzie F.; step great grandchildren, Evelyn, Shawn,, Jessica, Nina, Brinley, Katie, great great grandchildren Liam & Cooper. In addition she was predeceased by parents, Alvin & Wilhelmina Gilmore; sister, Kathryn Conrad; brother, Robert Gilmore; her first husband, Joseph Holland and her son, Robert Holland.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, January 9, 2023 in Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, NY. Burial will follow at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 11am – 12 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Dryden Ambulance, Inc., 26 North Street, PO Box 397, Dryden, NY 13053.


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