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MEREDITH — Kevin Carl Collins Sr., 56, of Meredith, passed away suddenly at his home on Feb. 5, 2019.

Born in Laconia on Nov. 18, 1962, he was the son of Oren T. Collins Jr. and the late Edna L. (Veasey) Labbie.

Kevin grew up in Meredith and has been a lifelong resident. He graduated from Inter-Lakes High School, Class of 1981.

In the early 1990s, Kevin began working for Bob and Suzan Berthelette at Keytown Service Garage, then transferred as manager to the Moultonborough Self Storage and U-haul.

Kevin Sr. is survived by his father, Oren T. Collins, and his wife, Susan; children Kevin C. Collins Jr., Tessa Collins, her fiance, Matt, and his fiancée, Trish A. McLaughlan; Trish’s children, Cassie Percy and her fiance, Norman, Brett Percy, his fiancée Aimie, and Morgan Crespo and her fiance, Chris; 11 grandchildren; his siblings and their spouses, Cathleen Collins, Colleen Collins, Debra Ceriello and husband James, Ruth Collins and Donald Hoyt, Brigham Collins and wife Lorri, Pernell Collins and wife Lorri, Dana Collins, Tracy Mertz and husband James, and Karen Christopher; many nieces and nephews and their children; as well as many dear friends.

Kevin “Pondo” Collins was a very loving and caring person, a very attentive and loving son, father, brother, step-father, uncle and friend. Kevin was known by everyone in town for his kindness and sense of humor. He was the type of person you could call to ask for help for almost anything, even if it was just to come hang out for a couple hours and he would gladly help. His family and friends meant the world to him; he would give the shirt off his back for any of them, no questions asked. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

There will be a Celebration of Kevin’s Life at the Griggs Wyatt American Legion Post No. 33, Plymouth St., Meredith, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 4 p.m.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with their arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

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UHaul Ann

So very sorry that we have to say good-bye to this wonderful man and colleague. He was part of our U-Haul family for the last 20 years or so, and we will miss him so much. Condolences to his family, and Suzan and Bob. Ann L., UHaul Co of NH

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