Martha Gregory Palm Collins, 88 of Hamilton, passed away on Friday April 8, 2022, at her home. She was born in Baltimore, MD a daughter of the late James and Martha Flaherty Palm, Sr. Martha was a 1952 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, MD. On June 20, 1953 in Baltimore, MD she was united in marriage to Robert J. Collins. They moved to Madison, NY with their family 43 years ago. Mr. Collins passed away on November 26, 2002. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Oriskany Falls. Martha observed the Gospel of Jesus by following the examples of Francis of Assisi in the Secular Franciscan Order, professed in 2005. Her faith and family were her primary focus.
Surviving are her children, Mary Collins of Hamilton, Dana Collins of Ohio (daughter-in-law), Madeline Collins and Millie McFadden of DeFuniak Springs, FL. Timothy (Suzanne) Collins of Hamilton, Patrick Collins of Rome, Michael (Terry) Collins of Bouckville, Catherine (James) Albertina of Sherburne, Gerard (Pam) Collins of Central Square, Joanne (Andy) Tolpa of Newport; a sister, Theresa Dow of Baltimore, MD; a brother and sister-in-law, James (Nancee) Palm, Jr. of White Plains, MD; a brother-in-law, Bernard Collins of Sliver Springs, MD; 31 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her infant son George, a son Joseph Collins, a daughter-in- law, Joann Collins, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Ike Harmon and Margaret and Charles Mahan, her brother-in-law George Collins and Lauretta Collins, sister-in-law Margaret Collins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Church, 229 Main St., Oriskany Falls, NY 13425. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Oriskany Falls. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346. The Rosary will be recited at 4:45 PM prior to visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of floral offerings, consider having a Mass offered to repose the soul of Martha and comfort her family. Mass cards are available at the funeral home.