Joan E. Collins - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joan E. Collins

April 17, 1934 - March 16, 2024

Joan E. Collins, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

Born in Pleasantville, NJ, on April 17, 1934, she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Cain) Webb. Joan attended Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic City, NJ and graduated from Pleasantville High School, NJ where she was a member of Pug Sorority. She worked as a cashier at W.T. Grant and later became a para professional at John G. Leach School, with the Colonial School District, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. Joan was an avid doll collector and enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Jack, Robert, Thomas, Jimmy and Eileen. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Robert C. Collins, Sr.; sons, Robert C. Collins, Jr. (Debbie) and Keith V. Collins (Robin); sister-in-law, Eleanor Webb; grandchildren, Robert C. Collins III (Carrie), Keith V. Collins II (Holli), Chris Collins (Theresa Durham), Shawn Collins and Michelle Ortiz; 9 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; and best friend, Rose Graham.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Monday, March 25, 2024, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

The family would like to thank all the Hospice staff at Christiana Care for their extraordinary care in her last days.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 290 Churchmans Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.


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12 Condolences for Joan E. Collins

  • Joan you will be missed so much. You treated Bill and I like part of your family and we will never forget that. We had alot of fun with you . You are loved so much and you will always be in our hearts. Rest in Peace Joan

  • Aunt Joan will truly be missed. I have many fond memories of your visits to the shore. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. My thoughts and prayers for continued strength during this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Terri Webb Schuck

  • My condolences to your family. May the Lord continue to comfort you during your time of bereavement.

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to Joan’s husband Bob and to her two sons Bobby n Keith. My thoughts and prayers for all her family. I have known Joan for many years she was our neighborhood. She would always come over to my mom house ( Rose Graham ) and we would sit outside and talk , laugh and drink coffee. She is as sweet person and would always check on my mom to make sure she was ok. She will be truly miss . RIP Joan. Love you 💕

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sincere heartfelt condolences

  • We are so sorry, for the passing of Joan. Joan was a dear friend. All her friends at Leach school send prayer to the family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Joan was a fixture in my life as I grew up across the street. May her memory be a blessing to us all.

  • My condolences to the family for their loss. All of the Collins family members helped to guide my growing years. I will never forget the key events I had with the family during my youth which were a positive influence in my adolescent years. Mrs. Collins will always be fondly remembered by all.

  • Oh, Joan, we are going to miss you. You were an all over beautiful woman, a real spitfire. It is such a blessing that you were in our lives. Rest in the loving arms of our Lord.

  • Joan, You will be truly missed. Thank you for being in our lives. We will always remember all the good times we had together with our parties, BBQ or just sitting over Rose’s house outside talking.
    Love ya, Rest in peace my friend.

  • A special woman who was always welcoming and happy to see you. So sorry for the family’s loss, she will be missed by all that knew her.