Betty Collins, 90, passed away April 11, 2017, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Betty was born Dec. 29, 1926, to the late Clarence and Edna Woodbury and was raised in Northport. She then married and raised her family in Belfast.

Betty was a staple member of the First Church in Belfast. With the Eight O’Clock Club, she took part in countless projects to benefit her church and wider community. She and her wry sense of humor will be especially missed during wreath-making season. Betty had many friends, was a talented seamstress, and was always willing to lend a hand when needed.

Betty was predeceased by her loving husband, Herbert “Mike” Collins; her daughter, Ruth Holmes; and her four siblings. Surviving are her son, Steven Collins and his wife Nilda of Maryland; her son-in-law, Allen Holmes; her grandchildren, Janet Holmes Jackson, Jonathan Holmes, Joseph Holmes, Christina Collins-Berman and Patrick Collins; and her great-grandchildren, Connor, Cassie, Lily, Gabriel, Fineas and Ridley.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18, at the First Church in Belfast, 8 Court St., Belfast, with a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. and the funeral service at 2 p.m. A springtime burial will be planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to the First Church in Belfast. Funeral services have been entrusted to Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. To send online condolences to Betty’s family, please visit