Francis Xavier Collins
Francis Xavier Collins passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 30, 2021. Francis was born August 22, 1934 in Worcester, MA. He attended Clark University and served during the Korean Conflict, stateside.
A talented artist with a sharp business mind, Frank made a name for himself as an advertising executive and manager for newspapers in Worcester and Boston. He later started his own advertising and consulting agency for new England automotive dealerships and banks.
He was the patriarch of the family import business owning numerous retail stores on Cape Cod. In 1981, the family moved to Fort Myers, FL, and founded Collins Basket Imports.
A devoted volunteer, he logged in over 1,500 hours of service at Cape Coral Hospital.
Frank was a parishioner and served as a greeter at St. Katherine Drexel Church for 20 years. He attained the rank of a 4th Degree Knight in The Knights of Columbus, and was a member in The Color Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Catherine (Dillon) Collins; brother, George Collins; as well as son, Paul Jude Collins.
He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Carole; son, David Collins (Christin); daughter, KellieMarie Roch (Peter); as well as his beloved grandchildren, Brendan, Meghan, and Nicky.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 13, 2021 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Francis Xavier Collins are suggested to Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Sister Ann Meehan, 245 Quiet Waters Dr., Belle Glade, FL 33430.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.