Niagara Gazette


January 18, 2013

Nathania (Nae-Nae) Marie Collins

NIAGARA FALLS — Nathania (Nae-Nae) Marie Collins entered into eternal rest, suddenly, after a brief illness on     January 16, 2013. Nathania was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, where she attended local schools and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and especially, her beloved daughter. She also enjoyed nature walks, camping, fishing, and had a true passion for animals. Her childhood dream was to become a veterinarian.

Survivors include her loving daughter, Avianna Marie Oddo; mother, Mary J. Knight (Panosian); step-father, Glen Matthews; sisters, Natasha M. Calato (Joseph) and Noreen M. Collins; brother, Nathaniel M. Collins (Felicia); and grandmother, Marilyn Panosian. Predeceased by grandfather, George Panosian. She is also survived by her fiance', Terrance Crosby and daughter, Terasia Crosby; her dear friend, Barbara Allen; goddaughter, Johniath Allen; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Nae-Nae was always giving of herself to others, and continued to give even in death as she donated her body to medical science. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life on Monday, January 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM at PHCCC, 723-7th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.

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