Olive M. Collins, 86

PORTLAND — Olive M. Collins, 86, of Longfellow Commons, formerly of Clayton Street, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Gosnell Hospice House.

She was born on May 9, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Stanley and Mary Jurczyk Moski. She attended local schools and was a 1945 graduate of Portland High School.

Olive worked for many years as a telephone operator with the telephone company.

She was to married James F. Collins.

Olive was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s Church.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband James in 1984; and a brother, William Chester Moski in 1995.

Survivors include a brother, Rudolph Moski of Casco; and three nieces.

Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers were recited on Monday at the funeral home, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church, 673 Stevens Avenue, Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com

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