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Sunday October 2nd, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Visitation


Sunday October 2nd, 2016
7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Interment following funeral service


Monday October 3rd, 2016

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Mary and St. Andrews Church
Monday October 3rd, 2016
11:00am

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William H. Collier

William H. Collier of Kerhonkson, NY, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016, at Vassar Brothers Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was 88 years old. Bill was born on October 12, 1927 in Pawling, NY.  He was the son of William H. and Johanna (Morrissey) Collier.

 

Bill graduated from Pawling High School, the Class of 1944.  He attended Cornell for a year taking classes in agriculture before joining the United States Navy during WWII.  Following his honorable discharge in 1946, Bill attended Fordham University for the next 2 years.  He eventually found his calling in the automotive industry and opened The Collier Motor Car Company in Ellenville where he remained for over 44 years.  Bill was a communicant of St. Mary and St. Andrew Church.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Bill is survived by his loving wife Evelyn "Pidge" (Peterson) Collier whom he married on June 8, 1952, their children, William H. Collier III (Shelley) of Ellenville, Jane Joray (Gregg) of Napanoch, Stephen Collier (Natalie) of Cottekill, and David Collier (Jackie) of Ellenville; his sister, Kathryn Quattrochi of Pittsfield, MA; grandchildren Geoffrey Joray, Erik Collier, Kristen LeMoine, Brian Collier, Jacqueline Joray, Julie Chaness, Jessica Collier, and Tyler Joray, and great-grandchildren Miles Joray, Erika Collier, Magdalina Joray, Keira Collier, Tanner LeMoine, and William "Little Bill" Collier. Bill was predeceased by his son, Robert Collier, as well as three sisters and one brother.

 

Bill was active in numerous organizations including the Lions Club (Brewster), Putnam County Hospital, Village of Brewster Deputy Mayor, Ellenville Community Hospital, Noonday Club, Ulster County Community College Foundation, Hospice of Ulster and Dutchess County, Historic Preservation Commission, Friends of Historic Rochester, and supported many worthwhile causes. For many years, he was a Director and Secretary to the Board of the former Ellenville National Bank.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 - 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM at the H. B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson, NY.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM, St. Mary and St. Andrew Church, 137 S. Main Street, Ellenville.  Burial will follow at Fantinekill Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill's name to St. Mary and St. Andrew Church, Ellenville, or to Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville.


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Thinking of the Collier family at this time of sorrow.
Jackie

Jackie Raskin Gioa Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Collier

The Hall Family Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

I was so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. Time and Prayer are the keys to healing pain. I offer you both at this time.

Khristine Korth-Kabo Cottekill, NY Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Collier

K. Korth- Kabo Cottekill Post Office, NY Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
With sympathy,

Jim and Rene Terwilliger and family

Jim and Rene Terwilliger Oct 4 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Collier

Debbie Cola & Family Oct 4 2016 12:00 AM

Erik, Geoff,
My condolences to you and your family from me and my family.

Debbie Cola Oct 4 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Collier

Tom and Tammy Maerling Oct 3 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the Collier family. He was a great friend to Mom & Dad.

David & Karen Bruen Oct 3 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Collier

Scott Lewis Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

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