Sally A. Collins, 79, Waddington


WADDINGTON -- Friends And family are welcome to call the Phillips Memorial Home, located at 28 Clinton Street in Waddington on Friday May 17, 2024, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 10:00 to until the time of service at 11:00 am with Pastor Donna Fitchette officiating.

Burial to follow funeral service in Brookside Cemetery, Waddington.

Sally is survived by her devoted husband, Terry Collins for nearly 60 years, her loving son, Michael W. and wife, Christine Collins of Garner, TX, and her four grandchildren: Matthew of Richardson, TX, Travis of Irvin, TX Cassandra of Orlando, FL and Shannen of Garner, TX. Sally is also survived by her brother, Doug and wife, Debbie of Smithton, IL, and a sister, Linda and Ray Lawrence of Madrid, NY along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded by a sister, Gloria Jones in 2008.

Sally was born to the late Leonard and Josephine (Yerdon) LaFlair on November 23, 1944, in Ogdensburg, NY.

She attended school in Waddington graduating from high school in 1962.

She later attended class at the Massena School of Business.

She spent some time living in New York City with her sister, Gloria before moving to North Carolina.

Sally met her soon to be husband in May of 1964 and were married that September in South Carolina. Soon after they relocated to Illinois where Terry worked for Keystone Steel and Wire and had their child, Michael. After a couple years, they relocated to Waddington to raise their family.

Sally had worked in many local businesses in the area, ACCO in Ogdensburg, the Good & Plenty Store, Marshalls Grocery Store, V & S Variety Store and Mack’s Tavern in Waddington.

In addition, she supported her community by being a member of the American Legion Ladies Aux. Post No. 420, supported Methodist Church Functions and was an election observer during voting season.

Sally enjoyed crocheting and making quilts for friends and family along with many other arts and crafts. She enjoyed swimming and fishing while spending time with friends and family.

Sally was the “thread that bonded family together” by organizing family gatherings when people came in from out of town.

She loved to cook and spend time with friends and family during these gatherings. Sally was a caretaker and would travel around the United States to help family members.

Terry has asked that if you like to honor Sally’s Memory, memorial contributions may be shared with the American Legion Ladies Aux. Post No. 420.

Friends and family are encouraged to share condolence, memorial trees and photos online by visiting www.PhillipsMemorial.com.