Helen C. (DuPonte) Collins, 88, of Warwick passed away May 2, 2012 at West View Health Care. She was the wife of the late George R. Collins, Jr.
Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antone C. and Rose (Silva) DuPonte. Mrs. Collins was a Machine Operator for B.A. Ballou until her retirement. She was a member of St. Kevin Church in Warwick.
She was the beloved mother of Judith R. Audette and her husband Francis of Warwick, George R. Collins and his wife Carol of Warwick and Michael M. Collins and his wife Kathleen of East Providence; loving grandmother of Kelly Collins, Deborah Finnegan, Kathryn Collins, Jennifer Collins, Meaghan Soares and Kaitlyn Collins; cherished great-grandmother of Brandon Soares and Timothy Finnegan; sister of the late Manuel Ponte, Anthony DaPonte, Josephine Cabral and Mary Maia.
Her funeral will be held Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. from The Urquart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Helen’s memory to March of Dimes, RI Chapter, 220 West Exchange St., Suite 003, Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org