Mary L. (Dorgan) Collins of Peabody, May 18, 1922 – June 30, 2019

Posted By on July 5, 2019

Mary L. (Dorgan) Collins, 97, of Peabody, died peacefully Sunday afternoon at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness.  She was the devoted wife of the late Cornelius Collins.

Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Marion (Mc Bride) Dorgan.  She was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School where she was a cheerleader and sports enthusiast. 

Mary had worked various jobs over her career from banking to telephone operator and she also had worked for the city of Peabody as well.

Mary enjoyed knitting and would often knit many items for the annual Christmas bizarre at St. John’s Church and for many friends and family.  She had a warm and welcoming personality and loved to entertain family and friends in her home.

The family would also like to thank the staff at both the Grosvenor Nursing Home and Kaplan Family Hospice house for their caring, compassion and professionalism these past few years. They are truly grateful.

Mary is survived by her brother Rev. Gerard Dorgan of Peabody, her niece Camilla Tierney of Peabody and by numerous dear friends who cared for her over these last many years.  She was predeceased by her brother Phillip Dorgan and sister, Camilla Baribo. 

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 until 10:30 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mount Carmel Road, Danvers, MA 01923 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. 

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