Leroy Collins was born on Jan. 9, 1935, to Leroy Collins Sr. and Ethel Hamilton in Charleston, S.C.
He moved to New York City in 1945 and attended school in the public school system. In the late 1960s, Leroy came to the North Fork and began work as a potato grader with Charlie Sap at Fargo. More recently, he was a caretaker on the Mo-Mo-Weta Farm in Mattituck.
Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Julia; brother, Alonzo; and brother-in-law, John Rambert. Leroy is also survived by eight children, a host of grandchildren and other relatives.
Viewing was on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the DeFriest-Grattan Chapel. The Rev. Marvin Dozier officiated. Interment was at Cutchogue Cemetery.
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