Margaret F. Collins, 90

Margaret F. Collins, 90

LYNN — Margaret F. “Peg” (Shanahan) Collins, of Danvers, who just happily celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 1,  passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Edith (Lally) Shanahan. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School and a member of the National Honor Society.

Peg was a communicant of St. Richard Church in Danvers and of St. Pius V Church in Lynn. She was a member of the Infant of Prague Guild, St. Richard Sodality and the Lynn English High School Alumni Association.

She enjoyed round and square dancing, skiing and was an avid Bingo player.

She was employed as a school secretary in Lynn and Saugus, and later worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, District 5. An accomplished musician, she also taught piano and organ for more than 40 years.

Mrs. Collins leaves behind her two sons, Hank Collins and Paul M. Collins of Boston; her former husband, H. Guy Collins of New Hampshire; three grandchildren, Shawna, Lisa and Ryan Collins; and eight great-grandchildren, all of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, John William Shanahan and Joseph Shanahan and his wife Kay, of Lynn, her sister, Edith Shanahan of Lynn, and her sister, Mary Erichson and her husband, Bill of New York.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. from the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Peabody, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 9 from 4-7 p.m. To share a memory or leave online condolences please visit


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