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Marilyn W. (Pierce) Collins
November 17, 1944 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Marilyn W. Collins “Nana”, 79, of North Berwick, ME passed away on January 16, 2024 in very loving care. She was born one of seven children to Evelyn (Junkins) Pierce and William Everett Pierce and was born at home at the ‘Pierce Family Farm’ in Kittery, Maine. Marilyn, “Me Me” is predeceased by her twin brother Robert “Bobby” Pierce, and sisters; Evelyn “Honey” Beckert, Carolyn “Sissy” Leavitt, Beverly “Cookie” Webster and Brenda “Bunny” Lawrence. She is survived by her sister Donna Johnson.
Marilyn is predeceased by her husband Gary A. Collins, of 57 years. Marilyn is survived by her children; Jim R. and his wife Wendy Collins of Kittery, Wendy Jo Elgohaury of South Berwick, Kelli Vetter of North Berwick, Julie and her husband Jay Davis of South Berwick, and her 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren (with an 11th on the way!) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
During the early years of their marriage, Marilyn traveled with her husband Gary who was in the Air Force. They lived in Japan, Hawaii, Iowa and New York; eventually settling back home in Kittery Point, Maine. She worked at Marshalls in Portsmouth, NH from the very beginning when they opened in 1980 and retired after 30 years. Marilyn loved playing Bingo with her sister Cookie and her daughters. She had a passion for gardening and loved all things flowers, enjoyed doing puzzles, would never miss a day feeding and watching the birds from her deck and most recently you could almost guarantee that Nana would have her Aroma Joe's Iced coffee in hand and a KitKat close by. Above all, she was truly the best mom, sister, nana, aunt, cousin and friend. She was loving, kind, selfless and will be incredibly missed by everyone who knew her for who she was.
The family of Marilyn W. Collins wishes to thank the VFW Post 5744, Seacoast Cancer Center and Johnson’s Funeral Home. Marilyn’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr Civiello and her team over at Seacoast Cancer Center for the passionate care and guidance that they provided
Visiting hours will be held from 10:00-11:30 AM with a service following, on January 24th at Johnson’s Funeral Home in North Berwick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to VFW Post 5744 of South Berwick, ME, PO Box 58, North Berwick, ME 03906 and/or to the Seacoast Cancer Center, 789 Central Ave, Dover NH 03820.
Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com