Obituary: Evelyn M. Collins, 87

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WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Evelyn M. Collins, 87, of Brandon, Fla., formerly of Westborough, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Hawthorne Village in Brandon.

She was the wife of the late David L. Collins, Sr. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Lawrence Bilodeau of Hudson and sister, Helen Sharon of Marlborough.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jennie (Coakley) Wilder. She was educated in Marlborough schools and was a graduate of Marlborough High School. Collins was employed as a clerk at the Westborough District Court prior to her retirement.

Evelyn is survived by her seven sons: Robert L. Bilodeau and his wife Maggie of Grafton, Phillip A. Collins and his wife Laurie of Brandon, Fla., David L. Collins, Jr. and his wife Nina of Millbury, Paul J. Bilodeau and his wife DeeDee of Isle of Palms, S.C., Stephen C. Collins and his wife Joanne of Biddeford, Maine, Thomas A. Bilodeau and his wife Maryanne of Westborough and James M. Collins and his wife Kristina of Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery.

Calling hours at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough are Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Make checks payable to Chapters Health.

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