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Elizabeth M. (Sonia) Collyer

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 Ipswich.

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.

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