COLLINS, Gloria (Colbert) |
nee Interante Of Lexington, MA, Alton, NH, Naples, FL, and most recently, Chelmsford, MA, Sept. 25, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Edward P. Colbert and the late William G. Collins. Dear Mother of Michele Colbert and John Gomes of Chelmsford, MA, Danielle and Arthur Corsino of Chelmsford, MA, Edward Colbert and his partner Linda Pierson of Nashua, NH, and Noelle and John O'Rourke of Weymouth, MA. Cherished Nana to Sarah and Collin Creegan of Chelmsford, MA. Gloria was predeceased by her two sisters Marian Semonian and Ignatia Heimlich. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her step-children: Peter, Pamela, William and Paula Collins, and by several step-grandchildren. Gloria was born and raised in Lexington, MA. She was involved with the Hayden Skating Rink since its opening. She loved to perform and she always had a smile or a joke. Her home was filled with laughter, love and fun. She made many creative contributions to Imperial Wilderness in Naples, FL. Gloria and her late husband Bill, loved to travel the country. She will be sorely missed by many. Calling hours will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., LEXINGTON, from 4pm to 8pm, and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday Oct. 8 at St. Brigid Church, 2001 Mass. Ave., Lexington, at 10am, followed by interment at Westview Cemetery, Lexington. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to: Chelmsford Elder Services Day Program, 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863.
Douglass Funeral Home
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 2, 2016