Passed away at age 62, Monday, March 6, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was born June 18, 1954 in Natrona Heights, PA to Frank and Joan (Davidek) Collins.
She had lived in the Manchester area since 2001, moving from Ann Arbor. She had worked as a legal assistant for Brinks Gilson & Lione in Ann Arbor for 30 years. Melissa loved cats, cooking, and decorating for Christmas.
She is survived by her loving companion Larry F. Merkel of Manchester, her brother John Collins of PA, and two sisters, Pamela Cunningham of MD, and Marnee Miller of OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea. Private interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of your choice.
Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.