In Memory of




Obituary for Charles C. Collins

It is with great sadness the daughters of Charles “Chuck” Collins share that he has found eternal peace after battling Parkinson’s Disease for many years. On Friday, February 10, 2023, at the age of 66, Chuck took his last breath at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence.

Chuck was a lifelong resident of Westerly, RI, born to the late Roy A. Collins and Anne Lamphere Collins.

Those who knew and loved him may find comfort knowing that his suffering has ended as he has been reunited in Heaven with his son, Ryan Collins, who preceded him in death, during a house fire in April 2000. Also waiting for Chuck to join them in eternal rest are his three previously departed brothers, Guy W. Collins, Brian Collins, and Chris L. Collins.

Chuck will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Melaney L Collins and Katie E Collins, both of Westerly; his three grandchildren, Desiree Collins, Alana Saieta and Neko Saieta; his ex-wife and close friend Celeste Soares; and his nephew and niece, Brian Collins and Samantha Collins.

Chuck was a proud “Grandpy” who lived to spend time with his Grandchildren. Through the years Parkinson’s took so many things from Chuck, however he still made it to all of their softball games, dance recitals and school events. He was there for his daughters in every way he could be and was well known as a friend who would always be there if you needed anything.

Many will remember Chuck from his many years playing in the horseshoe league at the Bradford Citizen’s Club or playing softball in the Westerly Men’s Softball League. He served in the US Marine Corps after high school. In his younger years prior to Parkinson’s, you would often see him fishing off the rocks at “Split Rock”.

A graveside funeral service will be held with Full Military Honors at 12 noon on Thursday February 23rd at Wheeler Cemetery, Main Street, North Stonington, CT. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Street Westerly is handling arrangements. Chuck’s family asks in lieu of flowers please consider donating in his name to the RI chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, For online condolences please visit