Ann Collins Wiki – Ann Collins Biography
Ann Collins is the daughter of Michael Collins, an American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was also a test pilot and major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Her father, Collins died from cancer under hospice care in Naples, Florida on April 28, 2021, aged 90 while her mother, Patricia died back in 2014 after suffering a stroke.
Ann Collins is a Physician whose interests range from Adolescent health, in-office surgical procedures, diet and exercise counseling, stress management, and practice-based learning and improvement.
Ann Collins Age
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Ann Collins Mother
Ann Collins mother Patricia was no stranger to meeting responsibility with inner strength. She was the oldest of nine children born in Dorchester into a politically accomplished family.
Her mother, Julia Kendrigan, was the daughter of Irish immigrants. Her father, Joseph Finnegan, was the youngest of 10 born in County Mayo, Ireland, on a 10-acre plot where potatoes were the dominant crop. He immigrated to Massachusetts and went from hauling buckets of coal to serving in the state Senate.
Three of Patricia’s younger brothers followed their father into government: John Finnegan became a state representative and state auditor, David Finnegan was a School Committee president and a two-time mayoral candidate, and Joe Finnegan was a deputy commissioner in the state Mental Health Department and vice-chancellor of the state Education Department’s board of regents.
As a de facto extra parent while growing up, and later as the family genealogist, Patricia “kind of held the family together as the eldest sister, and in later years she was the glue, the matriarch of her Irish family,” said her other daughter, Ann Starr of Belmont.
She has two siblings, a sister Kate Collins, and a brother Michael Collins. Her sister, Kate Collins is an American actress. She is best known for playing the character of Natalie Marlowe on the ABC soap opera All My Children, a role she originated in 1985.
Patricia M. Finnegan Background
An articulate writer who eloquently captured the behind-the-scenes concerns and challenges wives of astronauts faced during the Gemini and Apollo missions, Mrs. Collins died on April 19th, 2014 in the Marina Bay skilled nursing center in Quincy of complications of a stroke she suffered in September 2013. She was 83 and divided her time between Quincy and Marco Island, Fla.
In 1969, before her husband set off on the first lunar landing mission when he piloted the Apollo 11 command module orbiting above while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon’s surface below, Mrs. Collins wrote him a poem that included the verse:
Take my silence, though intended;
Fill it with the joy you feel.
Take my courage, now pretended —
You, my love, will make it real.