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Robert Pearlman
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The Boston Globe has published an obituary noting the passing of Patrica (Pat) Collins, wife of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, on April 9, 2014. She was 83.

In his book "First Man," historian James Hansen described Pat Collins as follows:

The oldest of eight children, Pat had grown up in suburban Boston with a staunchly Roman Catholic family full of lawyers and politicians. After graduating from all-girls Emmanuel College, where she majored in English, she did social work with Aid to Dependent Children, working mostly with unwed mothers. Two and a half years later, wishing to see a little of the world but not having the money to travel very comfortably, Pat took a job that sent her to France with the air force service club...

...what Pat Finnegan most liked about Mike Collins was his approach to life: "It was, and still is, that everything will be okay; that everything will work out."

Pat and Michael Collins at home, 1969. Credit: Ralph Morse/LIFE

According to her obituary:

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Marina Bay Residents Activity Fund, 2 Seaport Dr., Quincy, MA 02171.
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On a personal note, I had the pleasure of making Pat's acquaintance in 2009, and in the years since, we corresponded several times. I have fond memories of those encounters and exchanges.

My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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I had the pleasure of spending some time with her away from the show during Spacefest in 2009.

Very sad to read this news. I too send my condolences to her family and friends.

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I only met Pat Collins once at a Spacefest event, but she charmed the socks off everyone she met, including me. A lovely, friendly lady, we enjoyed a wonderful conversation and it is truly sad to reflect that it would be the first and only time we would meet. She will be greatly missed by many people. My sincere condolences to her family and those who loved her.

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Rest in Peace Mrs Collins. My condolences to the General and their family and friends.

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We were part of the lunch table of Spacefest 2009 with the Collins. She was every bit engaging and charming as a person could be. Our hearts and prayers are with the family and friends of this sweet lady.
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