Saturday, February 21, 2015

Barbara A. Collins

Belfast, NY - Barbara A. Collins, 80, of 81 South Street died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at home.  She was born on August 12, 1934 in Friendship: the daughter of Hugh Paul and Doris Pearl (Vosburg) Doner. 

On April 9, 1955, she married Donald Collins, who survives. 

Mrs. Collins had worked part-time at the Belfast Lumber Co. and at the Belfast Central School Cafeteria.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1504 of Belfast. She enjoyed playing bingo and euchre.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three daughters, Laurie (Wayne) Symonds, Janie (Mike) Harrington and Amber (Jeff) Craig; nine grandchildren, Howard (Heather) Lyon, Kyle (Shannon) Lyon, Casey (Margaret) Symonds, Andrew (Alicia) Symonds, Kristen (Joseph) Burress, Trevin, Corbin, Alexa, and Kira Craig; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler St. in Belmont. The funeral will follow visitation at 3:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Mancuso presiding. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Belmont. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church or the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1504. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Karen Kool SchultheisFebruary 22, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Dear Janie, Laurie and Amber,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. Janie I had planned on attending your Mom's funeral but will be watching over our Grandchildren while Howard and Heather are there with you. So glad our grandchildren had the pleasure of knowing their Great-Grandmother and experiencing her love. God's Blessings and take your strength from him. With Love, Karen, Emily and Sam

  2. With deepest sympathy Don, Janie, Laurie and Amber, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Barb. She was a wonderful person, I enjoyed our chats and playing Euchre! I notified Max to let Marty know. You are in my thoughts and prayers, love Sue Lewis

  3. Our sincere condolences to the whole family, we are deeply saddened by your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Miot Family.

  4. Amber - I am very sorry for your loss. I remember some great times at your house. Hope all is well with your family. Nicole Timberlake