Chesterton Tribune

Genevieve Jean Collins dies at 87

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Life long resident of Chesterton, Genevieve (Jean) Collins 87, passed away peacefully in New Port Richey, Florida on November 8, 2008, after a brief illness.

 Survivors include, daughters Judith Melton, Janie Pedone (Monte) and Helen Burkhart- Cristofori - all of Florida.

 Also surviving are the grandchildren: Marie Moore, Gina Partos, Christine Pedone, Karen Pedone, Diane Parker, Stephanie Mann, Elizabeth Mitsakos, Kara Deperno, Alexis Burkhart, Genevieve Burkhart and Tyler Cristofori, great grand children, Kelsey Moore, Darby Moore, Michael Partos, Kayla Parker, Dylan Parker, Isabella Rose Simpson, Alexander and Zachary Mitsakos and Domonick Deperno.

 Genevieve also leaves behind her good friends Annie Gerasch and Sherry Phillips. Father Terry Bennis, Father James Meade and Deacon Nick Jurasevich brought much joy to Genevieve’s life by their frequent visits to her home in Porter.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 42 years, Thomas Collins; parents Roman and Helen Nadratowski; brothers John, Walter, Henry, Anthony, Edward; sisters Cecilia, Emily, Evelyn, Eleanor, Lorraine and grandson Mark Miller.

Genevieve was a long standing member of St. Patrick Church. Genevieve was instrumental in the founding of Dunes Fellowship House in Michigan City, Indiana where she affected the lives of many people. She was a homemaker.

 Services were held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in New Port Richey on November 11, 2008.

Memorial donations can be sent to the St. Patrick Church building fund or a charity of one’s choice. Correspondence to family can be sent to 3309 Teeside Drive, New Port Richey, Florida, 34655.



Posted 11/11/2008