Dorothy's Story

SEARSPORT - Dorothy Collins, 91, passed away March 18, 2015, after a short illness. She was born in Sebec on August 19, 1923, to Mabel and Alton Porter. She married Dallas Collins on February 12, 1938. She loved fishing, snowmobiling and playing poker.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Dallas; son, Michael; and daughter-in-law, Rita. She is survived by her sons, Dallas and Malcolm of Searsport; son, Rick and wife, Debbie, of Swanville; 7 grandchildren, Gary Collins and wife, Kristen, of Belmont, Kim Burke and husband, John, Mylissa and Travis Keene of Belfast, Lyndsy of Swanville, Megan Collins of Portland, Lisa and husband, Loki, and Eric and wife, Dedra; 4 great-grandchildren, Jason Burke of Searsport, Jared Burke and friend, Kara, of Swanville, Sarah and Jeremy Collins of Tampa, Florida; great-great-grandchildren, Brian and Bryce Miles of Tampa, Florida; and godchild, Odean King of Belfast.

Private services will be held in the spring. Donations may be made in Dorothy's honor to Searsport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 169, Searsport, ME 04974 or Waldo County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 407, Belfast, ME 04915. Arrangements by Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Remembrances and condolences may be left online at
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