Sargent Collier ’64

Sargent Collier ’64 died on July 11, 2022, in Mason, New Hampshire

(The following was provided by the New York Times on July 31, 2022)

Sargent Collier died July 11 in Mason, New Hampshire, after a long illness, his wife and hunting dogs by his side. Born in Boston in 1941 to Eleanor Morris McCormick and Sargent Francis Collier, all his life he pursued his loves of history, sports, and the outdoors. At Milton Academy (’60) and Bowdoin College (’64) he was a star in ice hockey, one of the sports he loved, excelled in, and passed on to his children. After the Army Corps of Engineers his interests led to a career renovating historic old buildings in downtown Boston. As one of its foremost real estate entrepreneurs he helped spur a renaissance in Boston. He and his wife, Elizabeth Moore, gave his children an idyllic childhood in Essex, Massachusetts, surrounded by exotic animals, including a wayward emu who terrorized the neighbors. Later he married Miki Clements and they lived in rural New Hampshire, where Miki enthusiastically shared his love of country life. There he hunted, rode horses, trained dogs, painted, wrote, and expanded his love of antiques, especially historic firearms. A bon vivant, sportsman, and artist, he’ll be missed for his enthusiasms, kindness, sense of fun, and surprising gentleness. Besides his beloved Miki, he leaves behind three adoring children: Leandra Morris (Thomas Fremont-Smith), Eliza-Day, and Sargent Morris; four grandchildren, and his sister, Ann Rutherfurd Austin

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