Resident of town for 25 years


NORTH READING — Patricia M. (Collins) Rollfs, 49, of North Reading and formerly of Allston, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Cambridge on Nov. 10, 1964, she was a graduate of St. Anthony School in Allston, Mount St. Joseph Academy in Brighton and Northeastern University in Boston.

Patty worked as a physical therapist for 25 years at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was a resident of North Reading for the past 25 years and was a member of St. Michael Parish in North Andover.

She was a volunteer at her children’s school, she also enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking. She loved Mashnee Island in Bourne and her dog, Maybelline.

Family members include her loving mother, Helen (Roache) Collins of Abington and Allston and her late father, Cornelius J. Collins and her beloved husband of 24 years, Eric W. Rollfs; her cherished children, Mark, Dennis and Ellen Rollfs, all of North Reading; her brother, Jim Collins and his wife Denyse of Wilmington; her sisters, Catherine Sutherland and her husband Gene of Burlington and Helen Anne Cowan of Abington. She was sister–in–law to Judi and Frank Green, Bud and Sue Rollfs, Deb and Jeff Wizig and the late Gretchen and Rodney Snyder. She was the devoted aunt of 21 nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at St. Michael Parish, 196 Main St. in North Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to in her memory to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington MA 01805, c/o Oncology Dept. or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123-1718. Arrangements were by Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading.