EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 5, 2013

Roy W. "Buddy" Collins, 63

Danville, NH — Roy W. “Buddy” Collins, 63, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2013, at Exeter Hospital, following a long battle with cancer.

He was born on February 21, 1950, in Exeter, N.H., and was the son of the late Roy H. and Evelyn (Harris) Collins. Buddy was raised in Danville, and had attended Timberlane High School.

Buddy comes from a long line of carpenters and builders. He owned and operated G & R Builders in Danville for over 30 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. Whether he was hunting black bear, or deer, with his black powder rifle, or bow, he didn’t care … he was a happy man. Buddy was also an avid gardener, who enjoyed canning.

He was a real family man, who enjoyed spending time with his children and teaching them about the outdoors and how to hunt.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Holly J. (Williams) Collins, of Danville; his two sons, Keith M. Collins and his wife, Kari, of Derry, N.H., and Joshua R. Collins of Danville; three brothers, Gary Collins and his wife, Pamela, of Effingham, N.H., Wayne Collins of Manchester, N.H., and Bruce Collins and his wife, Cheryl, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; his grandson, Quentin H. Smith of Portland, Maine; and granddaughters, Karlee J. Collins and Jackie Pierce, both of Derry, who also survive him.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Donations in Buddy’s memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053, or www.dana-farber.org.

To sign the guest book, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.