Falmouth – Elaine Collins Ciara, 78, of Falmouth, formerly of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Mario P. Ciara. Her first husband, Robert M. Collins, passed away in 2006.
Born in Stockton, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Elwood and Esther (Webster) Howse. She was educated in Stockton schools and graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
Elaine was employed as a receptionist for Southboro Medical Group for many years prior to her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Church in Falmouth and attended St. Luke the Evangelist Church when she resided in Westborough.
Elaine is survived by three sons, Robert M. Collins Jr. and his wife Martha of Wellesley, Kelly P. Collins and his wife Cheryl of Westborough, and Kevin D. Collins and his wife Tricia of Hanover, N.H.; one daughter, Colleen D. O”Hare of Great Mills, Md.; one brother, Elwood D. Howse Jr., of Mercer Island, Wash.; one sister, Cheerie Howse of Redwood City, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 5, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Westborough Fine Arts Education Association, PO Box 31, Westborough, MA 01581.