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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Margaret F. Collins

August 1, 1929August 6, 2019
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Margaret F. “Peg” (Shanahan) Collins, who just happily celebrated her 90th birthday on August 1st, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Edith (Lally) Shanahan. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School and a member of the National Honor Society. Peg was a communicant of St. Richard Church in Danvers and of St. Pius V Church in Lynn. She was a member of the Infant of Prague Guild, St. Richard Sodality, and the Lynn English High School Alumni Association. She enjoyed round and square dancing, skiing, and was an avid Bingo player. She was employed as a school secretary in Lynn and Saugus, and later worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, District 5. An accomplished musician, she also taught piano and organ for over 40 years Mrs. Collins leaves behind her two sons, Hank Collins and Paul M. Collins of Boston; her former husband, H. Guy Collins of New Hampshire; three grandchildren, Shawna, Lisa and Ryan Collins and eight great-grandchildren all of Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, John William Shanahan and Joseph Shanahan and his wife Kay, of Lynn, her sister, Edith Shanahan of Lynn, and her sister, Mary Erichson and her husband, Bill of New York. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 9:00 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Peabody at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 9th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. To share a memory or leave online condolences please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 10, 2019

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Lisa Swyers

August 8, 2019

I am so sad to hear of Grandma's passing. I remember spending time with her when I was younger - she was so much fun to be around. I remember one time we were visiting her in MA and we were playing loud music in the car and we were pulled over by the police (!) - I think he thought he was pulling over a car full of teenagers - he was certainly shocked to see Grandma behind the wheel with kids in the backseat. Needless to say, she did not get a ticket that day. Can honestly say there was no one like her. Wish I could be there in person. Love you Grandma.

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