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January 18, 2014

Anne H. "Nancy" (Connell) Collins, 76

Salem, NH — Anne H. “Nancy” Collins, 76, of Salem, NH, died Thursday, January 16, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA.

Nancy was born and educated in Lawrence, MA. She attended St. Augustine’s Grammar School and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954, she later attended McIntosh Business School. Nancy was a resident of Salem for over 50 years. Nancy was a retired office manager for Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, where she was a charter member and was very active as a Eucharistic Minister and lector. Nancy was an avid reader and loved being a “Nana.” She was predeceased by her son, John Collins. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Collins of Salem, NH; sons, Bryce and his wife, Khristine Collins, of Manchester, NH, Mark and his wife, Rena Collins, of Maple Grove, MN; daughter, Beth and her husband, Shawn Mikesell, of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Daniel and his wife, Margie Connell, of St. Petersburg, FL; 7 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Calling hours will be Monday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Salem Caregivers, P.O. Box 2316, Salem, NH 03079 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.