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Madeline L. (Grippen) Herron Collins

Madeline L. (Grippen) Herron Collins
  • June 5, 1929 - March 22, 2019
  • Winthrop, Massachusetts
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“I never met Madeline but for the past 13 years have talked with her daughter, Wendy about the care and love she had for her mom. My condolences to...Read More »
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Madeline L. (Grippen) Herron Collins, of Winthrop, formerly of Chatham, age 89, died on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Andrew C. Herron and the late Joe B. Collins.

Born in Brockton and raised in West Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Pratt) Grippen.

Madeline's best days through the years were her summer days at the beach in Chatham with her family and friends. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her friends on the Cape. For many years she enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends.

She is survived by her children Sandra Herron Grover and her husband John, Janet L. Herron, Wendy L. Herron and Robert Herron, five grandsons, Matthew, Adam and Evan Grover, Andrew J. Roach, Corey and Jake Herron and five great grandchildren. She leaves her sisters, Barbara Hollenbeck, Betty Johnson, Sandra Hopkins, a brother George Grippen and many nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Geri Olsen, Charles Grippen, Robert Grippen, Peter Grippen and Bruce Grippen.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1:00PM at the Seaside Cemetery in Chatham. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176.