RUMFORD – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary R. Collins were conducted Thursday morning at St. Athanasius – St. John Church, Rumford, with the Rev. Alfred Jacques as celebrant. Altar assistant was George Gionet and organist was Mark Belanger.
Placement of the casket pall was done by her grandchildren. Readings were given by Lillian Adeline Green and Dorothy Benedix. The Eulogy was given by her daughter, Donna Levesque, who also read the poem “Oh Mother Mine,” which she wrote. Music included “Ave Maria,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “Be Not Afraid,” “You Raise Me Up” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Bearers from the family were Tom Levesque, Shawn Levesque, Ronald Jones, Brett Jones, Jeff Preve and Steve St. Cyr. Committal services were conducted by the Rev. Alfred Jacques and interment was at St. John Cemetery, Rumford. A reception followed the services at the parish hall of the church. Arrangements were under the care of the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford.