Linda Collier

December 6, 1944June 1, 2018

Linda Collier - of Plymouth, MA and Stuart, FL, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2018 in her Scituate home at the age of 73 after a brief but hard-fought battle with gallbladder cancer. Loving wife to Michael Reilly. Beloved mother to Laura Collier Duvall of Wellesley, MA, Lisa Collier Bettencourt and her husband Scott of Duxbury, MA, Bob Collier and his wife Stephanie of Holliston, MA and Jennifer Collier Street of Scituate MA. Cherished Nana to Ellie, Teddy, Sam, Carlin, Julia, Katherine, Sydney, Robert, Will and Charlie.

Linda cherished her friends and family and brought smiles and laughter to every gathering. She spent the last year living her life to the fullest, spending quality time with her kids and grandkids, surrounded by love and laughter, and creating happy memories for her family.

She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Betsy Banks and her husband Jim, and Bob Colburn and his wife BJ, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and life-long friends. Linda was predeceased by Edward Collier, her loving husband of 34 years, and her parents George and Ruth Colburn.

Open Memorial Service on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the chapel at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut Street, Newton, MA. Interment will take place privately.

Following the memorial service, relatives and friends are invited to join together for a Celebration of Linda's life on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Lenox Hotel, 61 Exeter Street, Boston, MA. Valet parking will be provided for guests.

Donations may be made in her memory to Norwell VNA and Hospice.


  • Open Memorial Service Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Celebration of Linda's Life Monday, July 23, 2018

Linda Collier

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Ellen Peterson Pishvanov

June 7, 2018

Dear Betsy and all,
My parents John and Susanne Peterson introduced me to your mom when I was a pre-teen they met through Our neighbors the Fortes and they instantly became family I remember visiting Edge Lea hanging out at the beach and listening to the adults laugh into the wee hours of the night - countless Super Bowl brunches at our house where the game was always secondary to the company Linda was kind funny and beautiful inside and out she was also a fighter who won almost every battle except of course this one Iā€™m truly sorry for your loss and wish you peace knowing she was part of your lives She was an amazing person I am truly grateful to have spent time with Take care sending hugs to all

Betsy Banks

June 7, 2018

Linda, Thanks for being the best sister ever and my best friend. I miss you terribly and always will. The world just isn't the same. šŸ’•šŸ’•