She battled, with strength for 21 years with Multiple Myeloma.
Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Royal M. and Gracie I. (Stowell) Hodgdon.
She was the wife of 56 years to the late Richard R. Collins who died in 2008.
Collins worked at the First National Grocery Store for several years until their closing, after she worked for many years at the Stop and Shop Grocery Store.
She was involved in the Framingham Grange for 50 years, Fairs ‘N Squares and she loved camping with her family.
She was a longtime parishioner of St. George Church. She was a wonderful devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister who cherished her family. Which also included many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is survived by her children, Michael Collins and his husband Patrick Thompson of Boston, Richard B. Collins and his wife Linda of Natick and Maureen Day and her husband Robert of Framingham; granddaughters, Carolyn Libby and her husband David of NH and Kimberly Day and her boyfriend Jamie Burnes of ME and 3 great grandchildren, Natalie Libby and her boyfriend Chris Gammon, Brandon and Daniel Libby all of NH. She is also survived by her siblings Barbara Fenner and her husband John of CT, Phyllis Hodgdon Doran and her husband Brendan of Framingham; sister-in-law, Betty Hodgdon of FL.
She was the sister of the late Gordon Hodgdon and his wife Gloria formerly of ME, Donald Hodgdon formerly of FL and George Hodgdon and his wife Dot formerly of Hopkinton.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass on Wednesday September 6, at 10 a.m. in St. George Church, 75 School St., Framingham.
Burial will follow at St. Stephen Cemetery in Framingham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the MetroWest Cancer Care Center, 99 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA 01702.