Mary Collins

Died: 2018-05-15
Resided in: Middleton & Peabody
Viewing type: Visiting Hours
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2018-05-21 / 9am -noon
Service type: Funeral Service
Service date: 2018-05-21 Noon
Service location: Mackey FH
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2018-05-21
Cemetery: Cedar Grove, Peabody, MA

Mary Collins, of Peabody, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Angelo G. Collins, with whom she shared over 50 years of marriage.

Mary was born November 20, 1929, in Lowell, MA, to Lambros and Helen Lazarakis. She was a graduate of Lowell High School. Mary and Angelo raised their family in Peabody where she was the ultimate wife and mom. Aside from being a devoted wife and exceptional mother, she worked for the Peabody Public School System as a lunch lady for over 25 years. She enjoyed music, especially Elvis Presley. What she enjoyed most was to spend time with her daughter Arete and grandchildren Christina, Stephanie, and Kim, shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop, and eating at the Olive Garden. Mary was a culinary expert. Always in the kitchen whipping up her famous brownies which she said were made with love. She would do anything for anyone always putting others before herself. Her generosity was unsurpassed.

Mary found tremendous joy in the relationships she built with friends and family and will be greatly missed by the many people she loved so much. She leaves behind her daughter Arete C. Pascucci and three grandchildren Christina Pascucci Ciampa, Stephanie Pascucci, and Kim Pascucci. Additionally, Mary also leaves behind a sister, Irene Perris, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


My deepest sympathy, I will always remember the sparkle in her eye, her quick smile, and warm greetings. Much Love, Julia Worth
I worked at the Higgins Middle School with Mary for many years. She was such a sweet woman and always greeted you with a big smile. Thank you for the memorable years,, Love, Diane Andrianos Pedrosa
Mary was a lovely lady. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love 💕 and prayers 🙏 Alice Tierney
My heart crys but I know she is at peace and with all who passed. She had a special smile and a cute little laugh. From the day we met I always called her the munchkin and loved her embrace on life. Her daughter and granddaughters where always there for her no matter what. God saw she was getting tired and found a special place in his angel house and will make sure she is at peace. May God give the family peace as well knowing Mary is in God's Hands!! Love and prayers Carole Buonopane and Family

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