Paul J Collins, M.D.,  88

May 6, 2019

Paul J Collins, M.D.,  88, of Shelburne, New Hampshire; formerly of Marathon, Florida and Nashua, New Hampshire,  passed away, Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Carol (Springer) Collins.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Thomas) “Bess”  and Arthur Collins Sr. He is survived by his son Paul J Collins Jr of Colorado, and his daughter  Fiona Collins, as well as many nieces and nephews; among them Michael Collins and his wife Patty, Jane Donahue and her husband John, and Mark Collins, all of Wareham and John Collins and his wife Denise, of Stuart, Florida.  He was predeceased by his two sisters; Marie Costa and Catherine Buono; both of Fort Lauderdale , FL; his brother Arthur Collins Jr of Wareham, MA and his first wife, Mary Gleason Collins.

He was very proud of having served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was aboard the USS Consolation for two years as a Medical Corpsman. After being discharged, he graduated from Boston College and Georgetown University Medical School. He worked at Nashua Memorial Hospital as a radiologist for many years before retiring to Marathon and moving to Shelburne.

His favorite sport was golf and he travelled the world to play, especially enjoying the courses in Ireland. He was an avid skier and loved the mountains of New Hampshire. He collected art, coins and stamps. Chess and reading were both passions. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Gorham, NH and a member of the Dupont-Holmes American legion Post No 82.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary’s, Star of the Sea, in Onset, MA  at 10 am on Saturday, May 18; followed by internment at 11:30 am at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Tihonet Road,  in Wareham. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the charity of your choice.  Online guestbook is at