Born in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Bonifacio and Maria (DiBuono) Ziane. She was a graduate of Hudson High School.
As a 20-plus-year resident of Bolton, she was a member of St. Francis of Xavier Women’s committee for 10 years and also worked for H.H. Scott Co. in Sudbury. As a current resident of Hudson, she was a member of the Christ the King Church and a member of the churches choir, which she loved.
She was employed in the Hudson School system in the cafeteria and made many friends. She worked at the Marlborough Hospital for 15 years, receiving an award for Valuable Employee. She was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a proud member of the AMVET’s Women Auxiliary, Post 208 for 20 years, holding the position of president for two years, secretary for six years, chaplain and color guard. She was a longtime member of the Sacketts and loved marching in the parades.
Besides her husband, she is survived and lovingly remembered as a devoted and caring mother by her daughter, Judith A. (Rollins) Philbrook of Winchendon; her son, Ernest E. Rollins Jr. of Marlborough; and her son, Kenneth Rollins (deceased). She leaves her sister, Viola Bairos of Hudson, and her brother, Dominic Ziane of Hudson. She was predeceased by her sisters Angelina Trudeau and Rachel M. Campos, and her brother, Joseph Ziane. She leaves grandsons, Anthony Rollins of Framingham, Robert Todd of Franklin; granddaughters, Anne Hodge of Texas and Janet Scali of Maryland; great-grandsons and great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
She is lovingly remembered for her love of her family and many friends for her great generosity, thoughtfulness, love of travel, music, dancing, and especially her love of life. She will affectionately be remembered for her fun, her laughter, and her outstanding love of people.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 3, at 9 a.m., at St. Michael’s Church of Hudson, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Family and friends may attend calling hours Wednesday, March 2, from 4-6 p.m., at Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.