Martin "Marty" Collins 64 of Effingham, NH. and Brooks, Maine. Passed away at "The Shack" in Effingham. With his wife Maryellen and grandson Conner at his side. On May 14, 2020. from a valiant battle with Prostate Cancer.
Marty was born to Kay and John Collins, on August 1, 1955 in Lynn, MA. He grew up in Lynn, and graduated from Lynn English High School. Marty Studied Engineering at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Marty was an avid "Boston Sports Fan", Yes he was one of those who would yell at the TV when the Pats made a wrong play. Enjoyed the Bruins fighting, Even Falling asleep when the Red Sox went into extra innings, Only to wake up to say "What Happened!".
Marty had a sense of adventure, He would try almost anything at least once. Weather it might be hiking Mt Washington, to White Water Rafting. he enjoyed play in Don Ho or just hacking golf with a buddy. Skiing downhill and Cross-country, Sailing, Kayaking in the Ocean, Tubing down the Saco, Skinny Dipping, Pool hopping, Mtn Biking, Skating, Softball, and tipping back a few beers at the local hangouts, Relaxing in the Hot Tub and so much more.
As a Merchant Marine Marty traveled the world. He worked on tugs in Boston Harbor. Crossed the Atlantic on a tanker to Europe and Africa. Research ships in Hawaii, Cruise ships through the Panama and South America. Marty also had a few jobs on dry land most notable Pine Tree Power in Tamworth. But the water always called him back. Marty ended his career as Chief Engineer with the America Queen Steamboat Company. Doing paddle boat cruises up and down the Mississippi River, from New Orleans to Minnesota. With many ports along the way.
Marty was predeceased by his parents Kay and John Collins, of Lynn MA. He is survived by his wife Maryellen Connors, His Grandson Conner Gaudette both of Effingham, NH. and Brooks, Maine. Stepchildren Michael Gaudette, Jacob Conner of Conway, NH. Brother Jack Collins and his wife Maureen of W. Newbury, MA. Sister Kathy Collins Lilly and her Husband Glen of Freedom, NH. His nieces and nephews Chris Collins, Bryan Collins, Michelle Lilly Page, and Josh Lilly.
Marty was a loving caring Husband, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather "Pup-pa" and a friend, to many. Although he is gone, We have had the pleasure of his company while alive. Marty has left us with many wonderful memories, that will live in our hearts forever. Till we meet again, Rest in peace.
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