Marie C. (Marcoux) Collins, 89, Worked at Lady Finnelle

Marie_CollinsMarie C. (Marcoux) Collins, 89, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Penacook Place Nursing Home with her son Daniel by her side.

Collins was born in Haverhill June 19, 1926, daughter of the late Francis and Mary E. (Ambrose) Marcoux. She graduated from St. James High School and was employed during the 1970's by the Tidy Didy Diaper Service. She worked from many years at Lady Finnelle until her retirement in November, 1990. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Collins who passed away in 1971. She was a faithful Catholic parishioner of Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Marie enjoyed a lifetime of shopping.

She leaves her children, Corinne M. Sardella and husband Steven of Ward Hill, Robert F. Collins of Florida, Catherine N. Collins of N.H., Daniel J. Collins and partner Roger Stillinger of Haverhill and Thomas J. Collins of Haverhill; brother John Marcoux of Florida; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Margaret E. Defeo; sister of the late , Edward Marcoux, Robert Marcoux, Francis Marcoux, Arlene Jennings and Eleanor Marcoux.

Her funeral takes place Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Bradford, at 9. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Haverhill. Visiting hours are Monday in the funeral home from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marie's memory to the MSPCA, Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.