BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Stephen R. Collins, 57, of Bridgewater, Mass., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 31, with his family by his side.

Stephen leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 16 years, Peggy Collins. They lived in Bridgewater, Mass., and owned a home in Bethel, where they enjoyed his passions of snowmobiling, skiing, kayaking, hunting and fly fishing. He was a great outdoorsman and spent most of his free time at their cabin in Maine. He had a talent for rebuilding just about anything, and mastered the art of tying great flies and carving birds.

He loved and adored his children, grandchildren and family. He was the devoted father of Megan E. Boyers and her husband, Mikael, of Pennsylvania, Heather A. Manero and her husband, Christopher, of Maynard, Mass., and Evan D. Collins of Stow, Mass.; loving “Grandpa” of Mackenzie, Peyton and soon to be twin girls; brother of Robert B. Collins of Falmouth, Mass., Mark A. Collins of Avon, Mass., Susan J. Collins of Abington, Mass., and loving and devoted baby brother, Jimmy and wife, Maria, of Taunton, Mass.; loving cousin and great friend of Mike Earnest of Connecticut; son-in-law of Ann West and brother-in-law of Susan Woodall, both of Norwood, Mass.; and loving son of the late Robert and Jean Collins. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

He spent more than 35 years working as project manager/electrical engineer at RG Vanderweil Engineers, where he started and completed his work career.

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