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Nancy Marie Collins of Ridley Twp., Secane Nancy Marie Collins, (nee Donohue), 80, of Ridley Twp., Secane, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 8, 2013. Born in Mount Carmel, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Donohue and the late Anna (nee Shovlin) Donohue. She was a graduate of West Catholic High School, class of 1949. Nancy was an active community citizen throughout her lifetime. Starting in 1978 Nancy served as the first woman commissioner on the Ridley Township Board of Commissioners, for 12 years. She was an active member of the Ridley Twp. Library Board and the Environmental Advisory Board. A Democrat thru and thru. She held political roles as committee woman and campaign manager for several campaigns at the state, local and presidential levels. She was an active member of Town Watch, Civic Association, 4 H leader and Den Mother. Nancy enjoyed traveling, spending time at the beach with family and friends and doing her art work. Nancy was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Anthony " Bucky" Collins. She was the loving mother of Thomas A. (Deborah) Collins Sr., Joan M. (Dennis ) Miller, Kevin W. (Bonnie) Collins, Christine A. (Jeff) Peterson and the late Dr. Michael P. (Jane ) Collins; and loving Nana to Emily, Tom Jr., Devon, Patrick, Shannon, Sean and Jessica. Her funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, South Ave., Secane. Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Inurement: Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Vitas Hospice, 1500 Lansdowne Ave., Medical Science Bldg., 4th Floor Darby, PA 19023. Online condolences to www.lyonsfs.com

Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 13, 2013
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