Elizabeth M. (Sonia) Collyer, of Pine Street,
Ipswich, loving wife of the late Howard M.
Collyer, died Saturday, November 16, 20213 in
the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers
following her long illness.
Born in Salem March 12, 1936 daughter of the
late William H. and Elizabeth A. (Ryan) Sonia,
she was raised in Salem and was 1953 Graduate
of Salem High School. She went on to continue
her education at the Essex County Agricultural
Institute. Married in Salem in 1954 the Collyers
made their home in Hamilton while building their
home on Pine Street.
Elizabeth was a dedicated wife and mother. She
enjoyed home flower gardening and crocheting for
her children and grandchildren. She will be
remembered by her family and friends for her
generosity and quick wit.
She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Church in
Mrs. Collyer is survived by two sons, Mark W.
Collyer of Haverhill and John P. Collyer and his
wife Leslie of Ipswich, a daughter, Patricia A.
Collyer of Ipswich; seven grandchildren,
Jennifer Andino of Kingston, NH, Curtis Byra of
Newmarket, NH, Jillian Byra of Andover, Alyssa
Collyer of Marlborough, NH, Howie Collyer of
Long Island, NY, Timothy Collyer of Syracuse, NY
and Matthew Collyer of Ipswich; a great
grandchild, Bailey Andino, and several nephews
and nieces. She was the sister of the late
Richard Lunt formerly of Danvers, Barbara Lunt
formerly of Beverly and the late Sister Cecil
Lunt formerly of Wakefield.
Her funeral Service will be held 11 am Wednesday
in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High
Street, Ipswich, followed by interment in the
Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting
hours are Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. Memorial
contributions in her name may be made to a
charity of one’s choice.