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Rosalie (Hovey) Collins

Rosalie (Hovey) Collins, 72, of Cedar Street, Beverly, wife of the late Donald Hathaway and the late John Collins, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in the Grosvenor Park Healthcare Center, Salem following her long illness.

Born December 16, 1941 in Ipswich, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Osee (Hardy) Hovey. She and her first husband Donald lived in Lynn where they raised their family. Following his death she married John Collins and resided on Main Street in Peabody. Throughout these years she had been employed at Sylvania in Ipswich, at Building 19 in Lynn and most recently at Avnet in Peabody.

Rosalie was an avid football fan and was a member of the I.C.C. in Beverly.

She is .survived by two sons, Anthony J. Hathaway of Seabrook, NH and Kevin M. Hathaway of Ipswich; a daughter, Lisa M. Haefner of Peabody; five grandchildren, Alessa, Cameron, Zuzu, Krystle and Logan; three great grandchildren, Benjamin, Brody and Brooke; a brother, Joseph Hanson of S. Hamilton, two sisters, Patricia St. Peters and Estelle Ryan both of Maine and many nephews and nieces.

Her funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, September 30, graveside in the New Highland Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284

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