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Monsignor William J. Collins
Pastor, St. Aloysius RC Church, 78

Monsignor William J. Collins, pastor of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Livingston Manor, passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2012. He was 78 years of age.
He was born on October 23, 1933 in Knockgoshel, County Kerry, Ireland to the late William and Catherine Driscoll Collins.
Monsignor Collins received his elementary education at the National School in the southern part of Ireland and continued it at St. Luke’s School in the Bronx, NY. High school education was at the Cathedral Prep, NYC and college was at Cathedral College in NYC. He then entered St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY. He became ordained in May of 1960. He continued his graduate studies at Iona College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. With his vast educational background and willingness to serve the Lord, he started his first assignment at St. Peter’s Church in Liberty, NY, during 1960-1962. His next assignment was St. Margaret of Cortona in the Bronx from 1962-1967. Next he served at the Office of Probation Courts in New York City from 1967 to 1970 and then a long term at Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale from 1970 to 1980. His next assignment was at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers from 1980-1983 followe by Regina Coeli at Hyde Park from 1983 – 1992, followed by St. Peter’s in Kingston from 1992 – 2002. He has served as Pastor of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Livingston Manor, NY, from 2002 to the present.
Survivors include brothers, James P. Collins of Cobleskill, NY and Alphonsus G. Collins of Crossville, TN; sister-in-laws, Rose Collins of Monticello and Patricia Collins of Chatham, NY; a niece, Ann Marie Rundle and three nephews, Sean Edward, Sean Patrick and Donal Collins. Two brothers, John Alphonsus Collins and Joseph F. Collins predeceased him.
Viewing will be at St. Aloysius Church, 30 Church St., Livingston Manor, NY from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Monsignor’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church. Burial will take place at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Liberty, NY, 845-292-7160.

Bruce S. Munn
Former Racing Secretary, Monticello Raceway, 78

Bruce S. Munn, 78, husband of Bonnie Bonniwell Munn and a resident of Wachapreague, VA, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his residence.
A native of Wellesley Hills, MA, he was the son of the late Percival J. Munn and the late Greta Cady Munn.
Mr. Munn received a BA degree from University of Maine and a MBA degree from Babson College. He was a life member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Rho Rho Chapter, served as a 1st Lt. with the United States Marine Corps, and was a licensed Virginia Realtor. Mr. Munn started his harness racing career in 1963 as assistant race secretary at Liberty Bell Park, Philadelphia, PA, where he became program director in 1971. He worked as the racing secretary at Suffolk Downs also in 1971 and then worked at Brandywine Raceway and Dover Downs (1969-1976) and Monticello Raceway (1978-1990) in the capacity of racing secretary. In 1991, Mr. Munn spent a season as general manager of Buffalo Raceway. Leaving there, he went back to his racing secretary roots at Harrington Raceway, retiring in 2006. Mr. Munn was past president and a life member of the American Harness Racing Secretaries organization and past director of the United States Trotting Association. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan.
In addition to his wife, he survived by three children, Joe Richardson of Hacks Neck, VA, Jeffrey B. Munn of Seaford, DE, Lara Meyer and her husband, Paul, of New York; a daughter-in-law, Grace Richardson of Craddockville, VA; a niece, Gail Colglaizer and her husband, David, of Londonderry, NH; five grandchildren, Cheryl, Joe Jr., Macy, Tanner, and Dane. Mr. Munn was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Nessell.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, VA, with the Rev. Judith Worthington officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite #3, Onancock, VA 23417 or to the Wachapreague Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 214, Wachapreague, VA 23480.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, VA.

Rose Rappaport
Formerly of Monticello, NY

Rose Rappaport died on January 23, 2012 surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.
Rose was a 50-year resident of Monticello, NY, and spent her senior years in North Lauderdale, FL. Her husband Leo was the love of her life and they spent 43 wonderful years together until Leo died in 1983.
She is survived by daughter Ellen Rappaport of New York City; son Marvin and daughter-in-law Denise Rappaport of Forestburgh; and granddaughters Jennifer Rappaport of New Orleans, LA and Allison Rappaport of Berkeley, CA.
The youngest of three daughters of Abe and Della Schecht, she was predeceased by sisters Anita Schwartz and Yetta Stein.
Rose spent her early years in Brooklyn where she graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School and went into business with her parents, first in a restaurant and later in the hotels, including the Delano Hotel in Monticello, which the Schecht family owned and operated for more than 25 years.
Rose was active in several charitable and community organizations including Hadassah. She resided in Florida for the past 35 years, living an active lifestyle, including sports, travel and theater. For Rose, the world revolved around her children and grandchildren and they will miss her dearly.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 25 at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City followed by a graveside service at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery on Thompsonville Road in Monticello.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Anti-Defamation League or the American Heart Association.

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