COLLINS, Mrs. Ruth "Jean" (Leary) April 27, of Swampscott, 88 years. Wife of the late John E. Collins, mother of Michael J. Collins and his wife Amy of Beverly, J. Scott Collins and his wife Donna Cavanaugh, Robert J. Collins and his wife Miyuki, Susan Surette and her husband Robert, Sarah Wattendorf and her husband George, Sheila Palleschi and her husband Edward, Sharon Morretti and her husband Nunzio all of Swampscott. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandson and several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Catherine "Betty" O'Shea and Dorothy Leary. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at a time to be announced from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rte1A) LYNN, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott. Burial in Swampscott Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Directions and guestbook at

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Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 28, 2013