Goffstown, N.H. – Rosalie A. (Butler) Collins, 74, died Friday evening, May 3, 2013 after a long period of failing health. She was the wife of the late William P. Collins, who died in 2003. They were married for 46 years.
She was born in Waltham, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Cannella) Butler. She spent her childhood in Maynard and moved to Marlborough after getting married. She and her family moved to Houlton, Maine in 1987, and she remained there until 2004 when she moved to Goffstown.
While in Marlborough, Mrs. Collins spent many years working in the office of Dr. Arnold Hill and, after moving, went to work in the medical records department of Houlton Regional Hospital. She was a member of the former St. Ann's Church in Marlborough.
She is survived by three sons, Edward Collins and William Collins Jr. of Houlton, Maine and Sean Collins of Goffstown, N.H.: two daughters; Terry Espie of Hudson and Laureen Collins of Hudson; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 10:00 a.m., in the Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Marlborough. Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough, will be held Tuesday, May 7, ?from 5 to 8 p.m.