Senator Susan Collins' father dies at age 92

Published: Mar. 11, 2018 at 3:14 PM EDT
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The father of Senator Susan Collins has died.

Donald Collins served 5 terms in the Maine legislature between 1970 and 1992.

He also served as the mayor of Caribou where he was born in 1925.

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe and former Maine Governor John McKernan, Jr. had the following statement on the passing of Don Collins:

"Our deepest sympathies go out to Pat, Susan, and the Collins family in this time of sorrow. We pray that they will be sustained in the days ahead by the many special memories they have of Don and the knowledge that his legacy of family and service to Maine and America will forever endure."

Senator Angus King issued this statement:

"Mary and I are saddened by the passing of Don Collins. Don represented the best of Maine: a dedicated public servant, a pillar of the business community and a loving husband and father. His contributions, in the County and across our state, will not be forgotten, and our prayers are with his family during this difficult time."

Donald Collins was 92 years old.