|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1918|
|Death: ||May 27, 2003|
Marjorie was the daughter of the late Harry Austin and Stella C.(Patterson)Johnson. She had three siblings. H.Arnold Johnson(1904-1964),Lois E.(Johnson)Munt(1906-1987)and Julia M.(Johnson)Terry(1915-2005). My cousin grew up in a working class family on Webster Street in Haverhill. She had a lot of good memories of living there. As a child she played with her siblings,cousins and future husband Wil and sister in law Thelma. Marjorie's family wasn't wealthy. Her father worked hard as a men's clothing salesman to keep a roof over their head and food on the table.
She married Wilfred(Wil)A.Collins(who predeceased her in 1972)in 1940 in Haverhill. This was at the beginning of World War II. Money was scarce. Marjorie's aunt Rae,who owned a dress shop,gave her a wedding dress. Wil was the love of her life. They had three children. Charles J."Chuck" and his wife Diane H.,Peggy A.(Collins)and her husband John Hilsabeck and Wilfred A. Jr.and his wife his wife Lynn. In 1948 her and Wil bought a house on Corliss Hill Road in Haverhill. It was in this house she watched her children grow up. She had wonderful memories of living there. In 1978 Marjorie sold her house to her son Will, as was getting harder for her to keep it up. She moved into River Pines elderly housing in Groveland. The site of the former Pines Speedway. Marjorie lived there for twenty-five years. Despite her age she did well living by herself. Marjorie had seven grandchildren whom she adored. She loved being with them and watching them grow up.
Her cousins included: John I. Regan, Adele L.(Patterson)Ryan, Paul S. Patterson and Charles J. Patterson. She was also the sister in law of Thelma C.(Collins)Martin,who was like a sister to her.
In 1998 her children had a surprise 80th birthday party for her. Marjorie had a wonderful time. She was surrounded by her children,grandchildren,sister,other family members and friends. Some whom she hadn't seen in years. Everyone there had a lot of love for her. I was lucky to have been there to help her celebrate. She was a very kind and caring person. I'm glad that I got to know her.
In 2002 Marjorie was diagnosed with an abdominal aneurysm. Surgery wasn't an option as it would've caused her to have kidney failure. She lived one year, long enough to hold her first great grandchild. It was a precious moment for her. One she didn't think she'd live long to be able to do. One morning when Marjorie didn't answer her phone her son became worried. Upon entering his mother's apartment he found that she had died. Her anerurysm had ruptured. She was able to have one more year with her family. They'll always be grateful for that. Marjorie was eighty-five and is buried along side of her husband in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
Harold Austin Johnson (1874 - 1969)
Stella Catherine Patterson Johnson (1883 - 1962)
Wilfred A. Collins (1914 - 1972)
Harold Arnold Johnson (1904 - 1964)*
Lois E. Johnson Munt (1906 - 1987)*
Julia Morse (Johnson) Terry (1915 - 2005)*
A. Marjorie Johnson Collins (1918 - 2003)
Created by: Peter
Record added: Jul 08, 2005
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