William D. “Willie” Rollins, 70, a lifelong resident of Springfield, died at home on June 12, 2021. Born in Springfield on December 6, 1950, he was the son of the late Oscar Van Rollins and Virginia A. (Gebo) Rollins. Willie served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked for the City of Springfield for 39 years and retired five years ago as a foreman for the Water & Sewer division. Willie was a member of the American Legion Post 420 in East Springfield. An avid Boston sports fan, he loved to watch the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics.
Willie is survived by his daughters, Tina Parent of Springfield and Gina Rollins of California; his brothers, Darrell Rollins and his wife Pat of Springfield, and Douglas Rollins of Springfield and his sisters, Donna Williams of Vermont and Tammy Paliki of Florida; his wife of 32 years, Rita M. (Cunningham) Rollins; as well as a granddaughter, Stephanie, a grandson, Jonathan, a great-grandson, Patrick, and many nieces and nephews. Willie was the brother of the late Van Matthew Rollins and the grandfather of the late Patrick.
Committal service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:00am at the MA Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam. Services are entrusted to Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services. To offer online condolences, visit www.nowakfuneral.com.
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