Richard R. "Dick"'s Story

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Mr. Richard R. “Dick” Collin, 74, of Georgetown passed away suddenly in Morristown, N.J. while attending a car show with his loving wife Kathleen J. (Porter) Collin with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.
Dick was born September 9, 1942 in Salem, Mass. He was the son of the late Raymond and Antoinette (Brulotte) Collin. He resided in Georgetown for the past 46 years. He previously resided in Beverly, Mass. and was raised as a young man in Salem. Dick graduated from St. Josephs School. He later went on and studied at Lynn English night school to become a Draftsman.
Dick was the owner and operator of K&D Transport for many years until retiring in 2011. In his earlier years Dick was a Machinist and Draftsman at Cannon Electric, New England Tool and Die in Melrose and Startronics in Georgetown. Dick enjoyed people and working on cars. He was the owner and operator of Dicks Bay Road Service Station, High Street Exxon in Danvers, Mass. and later Middleton Square Exxon. In the late 80’s, he bought his first 18 wheeler and worked for Ideal Transport in Peabody, Mass. for many years. He and his son, Scott bought two canteen trucks and enjoyed going around and meeting and talking with many people.
Dick always had a special place in his heart for his loving wife Kathy. They enjoyed many rides in the 55 Merk. He was a dedicated, hard worker his whole life and had a great sense of humor and a wonderful personality. Dick and Kathy enjoyed going to Classic Car shows. They would go every year to the Lead East Car show in NJ for over 30 years and could also be seen at the car show in Elliott, Maine and the Liberty Tree Mall. Dickie enjoyed riding his motorcycle, plowing snow, towing and always had a smile when he had a wrench in his hand. Dick has touched many people’s lives over the years and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, Kathy, Dick is survived by his son Mark Collin and his longtime companion, Virginia Howard of Saugus; his daughter-in-law, Lisa Collin of Georgetown, his brother, Albert Collin and his wife, Liz of Byfield, his sister, Jan Fleming and her husband, Arthur of Beverly, his grandson, Mark Travers and his wife, Candace of Wilmington as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dick was the father of the late Rick Collin, Jr. and Scott Collin.
Dick’s Funeral will be from the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St., Georgetown, on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 11 a.m.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, 202 Main St. Rowley at 12 p.m. Dick’s visiting hours will be in the Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon, September 10, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. For funeral home directions or accommodations, please visit ww.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on  September 8, 2017
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