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Collins, Jr., James P. January 29, 1940 - June 15, 2022

On June 15, 2022, in Hackettstown, New Jersey, James P. Collins, Jr., (82), passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce (Bennett) Collins and daughters Denese Collins Bertone and Tracy Collins, to whom he dedicated his life.

James was born, January 29, 1940, in Jersey City, New Jersey, lived in Rockaway Township, NJ for 39 years before moving to Hackettstown in 2004. He was a graduate of St. Michael’s, Union City, New Jersey, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pace University, New York, NY.  He worked for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for 40 years, proudly participating in the Youth Mentor Program there, before retiring as the Director of Equity Marketing and Sales.  As a multi-facetted man, he was a former member of the N.J. Rifle and Pistol Club, once an avid hunter, and frequently visited Lincoln Center where he indulged his passion for classical music.

In addition to his wife and daughters, previously mentioned, he is survived by his beloved Granddaughters, whom he adored with all his heart, and showered with positivity and love, Peyton, Emily, Courtney (Keil), and Nicole; Grandson, Kyle; Great-Grandchildren, Lilyanna, and Levi; and Son-in-Law Joseph Bertone.

James was predeceased by his father, James P. Collins, Sr., his mother Raffae Collins and Mother-in-Law Maybelle Hildebrant.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 10:30 am at Church of the Assumption, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Entombment will take place at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation in James’ name.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit,


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    Marlo P Church says

    So sorry for your loss, he was such a sweet man.

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    My condolences to the Collins family for the loss of “Jimmy”. He suffered with his health issues for an extended period of time, but I know that he found much comfort in the loving care provided by Joyce.
    Your struggle is over, my friend. Finally, you may rest in peace.
    Your neighbor, Vic Bozzuffi

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    Larry Casterline says

    We are devastated to hear the news. The fun and laughter enjoyed with Joyce and Jimmy at my parents house is legendary and will always be fondly remembered. We love you and are thinking of all of you. Larry Jr.

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    Barbara Wodell says

    My thoughts are with you Joyce, Tracey and Denise!

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    Terry Steer says

    Joyce, Tracy and Denise, I wish I could be there to comfort you as you grieve. My heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved Jim. He was a great friend and truly a wonderful man. This is such a huge loss. He will be deeply missed.

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