Judith L. (Crawford) Collins

September 26, 2018

Judith L. (Crawford) Collins

Judith L. (Crawford) Collins, in Woburn, September 26th at seventy four years of age. Beloved wife of Robert C. “Bob” Collins of Woburn.  Cherished Mom of Daniel R. Collins of Woburn.  Dear sister of Gwendoyln Babcock, her husband John of MI, Bill Crawford Jr, his wife Tita of CA, Carlene Shuttlesworth of VA and the late Annis E. Pimental and her late husband Ronald.  Loving grandmother of Nicholas D. Collins of Mendon and Joshua Collins of Billerica.  Very special aunt of James Pimental, his wife Jane, Stacey Power, her husband Jeffrey and Michael Babcock, his wife Dawn of MS.  Also survived by great and grand nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday evening, October 3rd at 7:30 p.m..  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home,  Wednesday evening, 4-7:30 prior to the Service.  Interment will be private.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Judy to the American Heart Assoc.,  305th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451 or to the National Diabetes Foundation,  40 Speen Street, Framingham, MA01701.

Judith L. (Crawford) Collins passed away at the Lahey Clinic, Thursday, September 27th after a lingering illness.  The belovced wife of Robert C. Collins, she was seventy four years old.

Born in Cambridge she was one of five children of Spafford L. and Lucille (Patchell) Crawford.  Raised in Somerville she attended Somerville Public Schools and was a graduate of Somerville High School.  While spending time at Brigham’s with her friends, she met a fine young man Bob Collins. At the time she was working for an insurance company in Davis Square.   They dated for a bit and in 1969 they married and for the next forty nine years, they journeyed together. 

Their son was their pride and joy and to whom they were dedicated to sharing in all of his social, academic and sporting events . 

Almost forty years ago, Judy became involved in the transportation of Special Needs Children.  This was the beginning of a career where Judy with all the care, comfort and love of children she had in her heart, was so affectionately shared with those whom she drove.  From Transportation Management to North Reading Transportation Judy was the driver of choice for many!   The attention and  kindness she shared with all was exemplary.  Judy was described as a “truly loyal, trusted and loving driver.”

Judy loved going for rides herself with her family.  From Amusements Parks to Houlton, Maine, where a good amount of family still live, were always destinations for the Collins’.  They enjoyed being a member of a Van Club where there were many fascinating destinations which they travelled to.

Judy was a very warm, loving and wonderful woman.  Her integrity, love of all family, friends and those lives whom she touched,  was awe inspiring and will be truly missed.


Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.


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  1. I am very sorry that you have suffered this loss. It is hard to know just what to say when a loved one dies. Be assured that our loving Creator is aware of your loss and pain. Through His son, Christ Jesus, he has arranged to bring back to life, “all those in the memorial tombs.” (John 5:28,29) At that time, Rev. 21:3-5 says: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandma and friend. May God’s Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org – healingwordsforu@gmail.com

  2. You will be missed very much. I am so glad we got to spend the summer together. I am going to miss you so much. ❤️ Marian, Bernie and Michael. We were so blessed to have you in our lives.

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