Jeremiah “Jerry” Collins

1995 ∼ 2016

The McKinnon Family of Bridgewater MA wrote:

Jerry and Anne, There are no words to describe our sadness at the loss of Jerry. He did light up every room he walked into. We all remember the hockey days with the Taunton Brewins and the many tournaments, especially when Jerry joined us at Waterville Valley. He will be missed by so many. Patrick is heartbroken as is our entire family. Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time.

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Grunin & Family of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. so sorry for your loss, jerry will always be in my heart.

Paul Olsen of Colchester Vermont wrote:

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Bruce and Cindy Steffen of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

The Homer Family of Middleboro,MA wrote:

Jerry and Anne Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry was a great person with an infectious smile. Your family has been and always will be special to us. The Homers

Chrissie (Rizzuto) Marinaccio of Waxhaw, NC wrote:

Annie & Family, I am heart broken over the loss of your son. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love to your family and the Galvins. Chrissie (Rizzuto) Marinaccio

Patty and Herb Cepeda of Fort Mill, SC wrote:

We are so sorry to hear this news. We are praying for you all

Patty Needham of COLUMBIA, SC wrote:

Annie and Jerry, I am so sorry for you and your family. My heart breaks for you. Patty

The Poulin Family of Raynham Ma wrote:

Jerry and Anne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most tragic time. Jerry was kind, caring, compassionate and brought joy and laughter to all who were blessed to have known him. We will always cherish the memories of the hockey tournaments. All of our hearts are broken for you.

Francis campbell of Derry nh wrote:

Condolences may he RIP sorry for your loss

Donna Cormier of Bridgewater,Ma wrote:

Jerry lit up everyone.He will be sadly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends

Kristie Lavoie of Fall River, MA wrote:

Jerry, I'm deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

diane cerminara of bellingham wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss, mere words are not enough. I am sure that he knew how much he was loved by you and will forever be in your hearts.

Chris & Elizabeth Cross of Fairfield, CT wrote:

We are so deeply sorry on the loss of your beautiful son. He was a good friend to my son Peter with whom he shared an apartment this summer. Jerry will be deeply missed by his SMC family and friends. Again our heartfelt sympathy to your family. May the Lord comfort you.

Bob Buckley of Dorchester Ma wrote:

I'm so very sorry to here this. My brother Teddy Buckley told me the other day. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike DiNapoli of Seattle, WA wrote:

I was lucky enough to meet this bright, funny, articulate and kind man through my nephew, Tony DiNapoli. Jerry was one of a kind and my family would be so happy if Jerry was able to join our festivities for the day. I realize the impact he has already made on his friends, they will miss him, but carry his good heart with them. May his family find peace in all the memories and blessing they had with Jerry while he walked this earth. I'm a believer in life ever after, and know Jerry is truely in paradise where we will all once feel his love again. May Jerry RIP. -Michael DiNapoli

Mary Grady of Braintree Ma wrote:

I am so sorry for lost of ur son Jerry .My kids Victor and Magaly Santiago so sad and upset. May God give u strengthen to get though this difficult time. May he RIP 😢

Kevin Walsh of Pompano Beach, Florida wrote:

My condolences go out to the Collins family. Jerry was an exceptional character with a heart of gold. Love you Jerry, rest easy my friend.

Billy and Debbie Joyce of East Bridgewater MA wrote:

Jerry,Anne and Family. We are so sorry for your lose. We have so many fond memories of Jerry and the way he would light up any space he entered. Our thought and prayers with you all.

Beth Curtin of Bridgewater mass. wrote:

Our our deepest sympathy to his family ! My daughters went to school with him and my youngest Marisa went to the prom with Jerry ! I only met him once he definitely seem like the life of the party very friendly and sweet! He truly will be missed ! May he rest in peace !

Jill and Eric Spatola of Bridgewater MA wrote:

Our hearts are broken. We will never forget his smile and funny personality. Prayers to the family. Love the Spatolas

Margueritte Smith Jones of Punta Gorda, Fl. 33982 wrote:

Anne, and family..I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my family and I are praying for you. Our love to the Collins and Galvin families.....Marge.

David Gallagher of Winthrop, Ma. wrote:

Jerry and Anne, I am truly sorry for the loss of your son.My thoughts are with you both and your family.


I am so sad to hear of your tremendous loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

The Glavin Family of Bridgewater MA wrote:

Dear Anne and Jerry Jerry certainly did brighten every room he walked into, he will be so missed by all his friends and their parents. We will never forget all the time Tyler spent at your house when they were younger. Treasure your memories. The Glavin Family

Lisa and Bill Zolga of Raynham, Ma wrote:

Dear Jerry, Annie, Matt and Kathleen, Words cannot begin to describe the deep sadness that we feel for your entire family. Each member of your family has the special gift of lighting up a room. You are all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. God bless.

Tracey and Ed Huttick of New York, New York wrote:

We never met your dear son Jerry but he was a special friend to our daughter Allison at Saint Michael's. Allison cannot say enough about how much she loved and cared for Jerry and how he added so much joy to her life; how lucky she was to have known him. Our hearts are broken for you and all his family and friends. We truly feel that Jerry is sitting in a very special place in heaven and adding happiness to all that he is now with, and that God is taking special care of him. We will keep you, his loving family in our prayers.

Cheryl Simonson of Newburgh, New York wrote:

So very sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Julie Hansen of Ballston Spa NY wrote:

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our prayers.

Teresa Fruzzetti of Bridgewater wrote:

Anne, There are no words that can convey how truly sorry I am for the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Donny Gordon of Sea Girt, NJ wrote:

My son asked me to write the following for him as he is on a ship with no access to the internet until he gets to a port for a semester at sea in the Mediterranean . When Donny first got to St Mikes, Jerry introduced himself because he was good friends with Donny's cousin - Geoff Gordon. Jerry took Donny under his wing and acted like a big brother. He introduced him to all his friends and made him so welcome at St Mikes. They spent several great weekends together driving to visit Geoff. Donny was completely devastated hearing this news - he loved Jerry like a brother and will always keep him in his heart. Please know the profound effect your son had on Donny - he was a true friend and was so loved and he will never ever be forgotten for the kind hearted wonderful person he was. Donny Gordon and family

Shawn Umansky of Saint Michael's College wrote:

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to Jerry's loved ones. May he rest in peace.

Terri East Toscani of Wake Forest, NC wrote:

The Galvin family holds a very special place in my heart. Best childhood friends growing up...truly like family. And though we haven't seen each other for many years, I think of you all very often. I'm so extremely sad for your loss and I pray that time will help heal. May God be with you all

chelsea audette of Huntington wrote:

sorry for your loss. sending thought and prayers your way!

Nancie East and Don East of Stuart wrote:

To the Galvin and Collins families, please know that we are thinking of you in this time of sorrow. We didn't know Jerry but we certainly knew the Galvin side of the family. We spent many hours enjoying their company and I know that this must be a terrible loss for them. Prayers coming your way for healing. Love, Nancie and Don

Kristin Catrambone of Scotia, NY wrote:

I am Amy Galvin's cousin Kristin I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry at a few family occasions and he was very much a gentleman and very pleasant to talk with my heart goes out to the family in my thoughts and prayers are with you all love and blessings xox

Peggy Ford of Westford, MA wrote:

Jerry, Words cannnot express the sadness you and your family have in your hearts. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Peter & Patty Neeham of Bridgewater mass wrote:

To Jerry Ann Matt and Katie, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. Jerry brightened our lives in so many ways, from his ever present infectious smile, his quick wit and his jolly banter. We fondly remember the "Jerry jog" where as a little four year old, he would be grinning with wide eyes as he ran up and down Stoneybrook delighting all who witnessed. Through the years he was part of our household "sleeping over and feasting on Kraft Mac n cheese". He touched us deeply when we found out through his writing to get into college how much the neighborhood meant to him and how "awesome" it was! Jerry was a beautiful human being with a world record large heart and all our hearts now are breaking as we will miss him terribly. Heaven has gained the ultimate angel.

Debbie Fidler of Lakeville, Ma wrote:

To the family, my accept my deepest condolences. I can not even begin to understand what you are feeling or going through. Please know I will have all of you in my prayers. Sincerely.

Paula Seaman of Middleboro, MA wrote:

I am so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers to his family and friends.

Linda Vinay of East Bridgewater, MA wrote:

Dear Jerry, Anne and family, We are very saddened by your loss. While there are no words to lighten your grief, please know that Jerry will be remembered as a wonderful young man. We have so many happy memories from our years with Brewins hockey, and Jerry is part of many of them. You are in our prayers. Sincerely, the Vinay family.

Linda Butts of raynham ma wrote:

I just can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Jerry touched many lives including all those in my family. Your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. May you find some sense of peace. Jerry will be greatly missed by all until we see him again but he will be thought of every day...never forgotten.

Marie Oakley of Watertown wrote:

Jerry, Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Susan Scripter & Mark Knowlton of Taunton, MA wrote:

We are so sorry about Jerry's passing. Ryan and the whole group of friends that loved Jerry have been coming home to be together for strength. May all of you feel the loving arms of his friends and their families around you as you grieve. Jerry's light will be forever missed.

Margie Maubourquette of Quincy, MA wrote:

My deepest, deepest sympathy. Words fail me.

Donna & Kevin of Hollis, NH wrote:

Jerry, Anne, Matthew and Kathleen - our deepest sympathy for your loss. We can only imagine the pain that you are experiencing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep positive in remembering all the good times and happy memories that you were fortunate to have.

The Duffy Family of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

We are so sorry for your loss. What a special young man Jerry was and God has a definite plan for him. Hopefully knowing you will see him again one day will help you and your family get through such a difficult time. Praying for all of you. Sincerely - Paul, Lisa, Connor and Kyle Duffy

Mark and Laura Maguire of N. Easton, Ma wrote:

So very sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful son and friend that will be missed so much ! We will always be here or your family, Jerry will never be forgotten❤️

The Reagan Family of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

Annie, Jerry and Family, we are so saddened and heart broken for all of you. Jerry was all personality and always had the big smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Much love and thoughts and prayers to all of you and to all of the people that Jerry touched who are hurting by this horrible loss. Love The Reagan Family- Dyan, Richie, Connor, Matthew and Brooke

Ken Connolly of North Andover. MA wrote:

Jerry, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your son forever rest in peace.

The Dawson Family of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

Jerry and Anne and the Collins family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great kid with so many friends including our son Chris. We are deeply saddened. Our condolences to you and your family. Don, Christine and family.

The Bagge Family of West Bridgewater Ma wrote:

He will be remembered forever in our hearts as the adorable little "rink rat" watching his big brother play hockey....while being lots of smiles to all of us in the stands with his GIANT SMILE and fun loving antics!

Ron Jacobs of St. Michael's College, VT wrote:

My condolences to Jerry's family and friends.

Michael Needham of kingston ma wrote:

My thoughts are prayers are with the Collins family, friends and neighbors. Jerry made a wonderful impression on me. I am deeply saddened and sorry for your loss.

Terry Bonitto wrote:

Sending prayers for strength and healing during this difficult time from Terry,Trevor and Andre Bonitto.

Peter and Susan Frazier of East Bridgewater MA wrote:

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our sister-in-law Kristine Cashman told us what a wonderful, kind and special human being he was. No parent should experience this.

Sharon McNamara of Pembroke, MA wrote:

As a parent of a junior at Saint Michael's College, I am sending you and your family my most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time in your life. God Bless.

Juanita Janey of Brockton, MA wrote:

Jerry, Annie, Matthew, & Katie: Words can not express how sorry I am for the lost of Jerry. Jerry was funny, had a good sense of humor & sincere. I will miss you Jerry, God has an angel in his arms, looking down on us. Rest In Peace my friend. With Deepest Sympathy, Juanita Janey & Family

Karen Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Dear Annie and family, The minute I heard this news you have been in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your husband and Jerry's brother and sister. Although we haven't spoken since high school, you are my family. We were best friends for years, since we were 2! Our families were our families and you will always be my first best friend. My prayers are also with your Mom and Dad. Be strong for your children and remember Jerry will always be with you, in your heart and memories. Love you always, Karen

Maureen Scheffler of Montvale, New Jersey wrote:

As Dana's mom, I wish to thank you for raising an incredible son who learned to love deeply from your example. I am grateful that Dana and Jerry's paths crossed at St. Mike's and knowing that Dana has him watching over her brings a smile to my face which is Jerry's legacy - creating smiles! Our world needs more Jerrys. Much love from the Scheffler family and Godspeed Jerry xo

Kathy lahey domenicucci of Rutland VERMONT wrote:

Ann, I was very sad to hear of your son's passing. Praying for you and family.

Lisa Rogers of Gloucester mass wrote:

Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your son and brother to the whole Collins family I remember Jerry as the cute little bat boy for his big brothers baseball team Loved by all the team !! Too young too soon

Paul and Lisa Keough of Woburn, MA wrote:

We're so very sorry for your loss. We were fortunate enough to meet Jerry through our daughter Erin up at SMC. What a wonderful and respectful young man. His loss to you and to all he touched cannot be measured. God will take special care of him and, we believe, everyone he's left behind. Again, sincerest condolences. The Keough family

Cashman Family of Bridgewater wrote:

Jerry & Anne, we are so heartbroken over your tragic loss. I loved coaching Jerry when he played hoop with Kiel in middle school. He always made me smile and was clearly a very special soul.

Mary Randall of Newburgh, NY wrote:

Anne, Deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family from an old friend from St. Joe's and NFA.

Janet and James Costello of Charlotte, NC (formerly of Shelburne,VT) wrote:

Our Family is so very sorry for your loss. Our son Timothy was one of Jerry's best friends,(St. Mikes) Timothy said Jerry was one of the kindest kids he has every met, he would always make you laugh and he always had such a big smile whenever he saw you. Jerry is in heaven now making so many others smile with his big smile, Know God is watching over him. I pray for you and your family for the healing you will need to get through this big loss. You and your family will be forever in our Prayers. The Costello's

Seamus Sullivan wrote:

I'll miss you Jer-bear no one lit a room up like you. Rest easy now and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

The Bruemmel Family of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

We wanted to let you know that today's services were beautiful. Jerry was loved by all as shown today at the church with all the people there, all the tears and sniffles. We will miss him terribly and we were blessed to have known him. We were just talking the other day about him swimming naked in my "green" pool, smiling away! I am so glad all the boys have these memories of him and there are so many. Prayers to you all. The Bruemmels

Carol Lahey Majestic wrote:

I am so sorry Ann for your loss… You were always so special to me! I send you and your entire family my sincerest sympathies at this very sad time.

Kirstie Ransdell of Bristol, ME wrote:

Keeping Jerry and the whole family in my prayers. I had only met him one time while visiting my daughter at St. Mike's but I know he was very much family to her and was loved by her dog Lola when he watched her. Praying for you to find comfort and strength in God's love.

Teresa and Darek Jasinski of Bridgewater wrote:

May you remember always the happy memories of Jerry. In our hearts he will be remembered as the best bat boy ever!!! You will be in our prayers.

Nancy Marrocco-Gervasi-Riordan of Rockland, MA wrote:

I never had the privilege of meeting Jerry. However, attending the church mass gave me great insight for understanding the remarkable young man he was. He surely seemed like a people person with an incredibly big heart. He really knew how to love. These qualities are learned in the home and the two of you should feel proud of that. I know some of his family members, Beth and her family and of course your mom and dad. You have a wonderful family. Your son was beyond loved by so many. All those young kids with their outpouring of support was so heartfelt. I will be praying for the entire Collins Family as well as Annie's Family. My deepest sympathy and forever prayers.

Hadley Hines of Belmont, MA wrote:

I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I worked with Jerry's grandmother Irene and I know how much she loves and treasures her family. My heart goes out to all of you at this time.

Maralyn Mason of Millville, NJ wrote:

I did not know Jeremiah personally, but I knew of him through his loving mother, Annie. We shared many conversations about our children. Jerry was indeed special to her. I know he was loved and that he will be missed. Rest in Peace

Peter Dufort of Shawnee, Kansas wrote:

My family's thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve this tragic loss and Thor indescribably difficult time to come. May God Bless each one of you Sincerely Yours, Peter & Melissa Dufort & Family

Tracey (Finn) Murphy of New Windsor, NY wrote:

Annie & Family , my deepest condolences to all of you. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Don Fleming of Mattapoisett Ma wrote:

I and my family will keep him on our prayers.