Marianne Collins

Marianne Collins, 70, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, May 13th at her home in Manlius, NY.


Born in Syracuse, NY, she was daughter of Julian and Julia Zdep. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from Le Moyne College. She was happily retired after a career in dentistry.


She was a lifelong season ticket holder with Syracuse Stage. She will be remembered for her flare for fashion, passion for cooking, love for gardening and witty sense of humor.


She is survived by son, Sean (Jenna), grandson Julian, grand dog Jimmy and two sisters Christine Breglia (Joe) and Trish Zdep (Paul Mortellaro). She was predeceased by sisters Catherine Matson and Barbara Melton.


Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Syracuse Stage (