Ramona L. (Perez) Collinge Print E-mail

Ramona L. (Perez) Collinge

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, step-grandmother, in-law, and aunt;

Ramona L. (Perez) Collinge, 69, of Carthage, Tennessee, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Monday November 6, 2023, at her son Joshua's home.

She was the loving wife for 25 years of the late Steven L. Collinge who predeceased her on October 20, 2001.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 27, 1954, the daughter of the late Ramon and the late Virginia (McCall) Perez, she was a graduate of Dixie Hollins High school in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the class of 1972.

Prior to her retirement in 2016, Ramona worked at Market Basket in Hudson, New Hampshire, for over 13 years.

Among her many interests, she enjoyed horror films, sitcoms, and police dramas, dining out, especially for good Mexican food and a stiff drink. Ramona had quite the sweet tooth, her favorite indulging was reese’s peanut butter cups. Ramona was the queen of one liner jokes, she would shatter the whole room in laughter. Music was a huge life balance whether it was on the radio, from her record collection, hearing a local band and seeing some legends including ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Stevie Nicks. Lastly, she took the trip of her lifetime on a cruise to the Caribbean islands, which she never forgot with her son Josh and daughter-in-law Alanna.

She is survived by three sons: Barry T. Collinge of Methuen, MA, Nathaniel “Nate” Collinge and his wife Erin of Danville, NH, Joshua S. Collinge and his wife Alanna of Carthage, TN, with whom Ramona resided with; two granddaughters Kalli and Kaelyn Collinge both of Danville, NH; two sisters Linda Gay of Tewksbury, MA, and Darlene Gorman of Nashua, NH; a step-grandson Dashaun Hancock of Carthage, TN; sister-in-law Joyce Aldrich and her husband Daniel of Randolph, NH; brother-in-law Kenny Tompson of California; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Ramon Perez.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL, MA, on Saturday November 18, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed immediately by her funeral service and burial at the St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel at 11:30 A.M. E-condolences/directions are available at http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, 02452. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (8)
  • Joshua Collinge
    Mom, I miss you so much,it's heartbreaking how things ended up and I struggle with your loss almost daily. Love always Josh
  • Michelle Call  - Nonotuck
    May you wonderful memories of time spent with your mom help to ease your sorrow. Keeping you all in my thought and prays.
  • Debbie Carroll
    Josh, I'm so very sorry to hear of your Mum's passing. It's heart wrenching. My heart goes out to you my sweet friend.
  • Kenneth B Thompson
    Dear Collinge's Family! I sending My Condolence My Love & Prayers! Upon the Passing of Your Mom Ramona Collinge, I will Remember!! Those One liners!! I had the Wonderful pledger!! Of Being on the end of One of those Zingers!!
  • Kenneth B. Thompson  - Sending My Prayers
    Josh! My Heart Goes out to You Boys and Family! I will Miss Those One liners!! As Well!! Blessed to have Been One of Many! Who's experienced Those Zingers!! May God Bless You Throughout this Time and Comfort You!! Gods Speed! Much Love & Prayers. Kenneth B Thompson of Vallejo CA. 8
  • Kenneth B. Thompson  - Remembering Mona
    My Prayers & Love I'm Sending To the Family of Ramona Collinge, I will Miss!! Mona as Well! Her Wonderful Off the Wall Since of Humor!! You're Right Josh!! Those One Liners!! She's Gotten Me a Few times!! May God Continue to Bless You Boys Throughout this Time & Furthermore Much ♥️✌️
  • Ruth Record  - Neighbor
    Mona was a neighbor of mine for many years. She was a great mom and a good friend. She will be missed.
  • Christine Tiberii  - With deep sympathy
    Dear Josh, I was so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing, you took such loving care of her these last years. You and Alanna were so supporting and caring these last few weeks and months. I hope all those special trips and events are happy memories that will help ease your spirit in the days and weeks to come.
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