Marian M. (Collins) Lashua

Born: Mon., Oct. 8, 1934
Died: Wed., May 11, 2016


Graveside Committal Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 04, 2016
Location: Harrisville Community Cemetery


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ROCHESTER, NY/HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Marian M. (Collins) Lashua, 81, of 69
Ann Marie Dr., Rochester, NY, formerly of Harrisville, died May 11, 2016 at University Hospital in Rochester.  

Born October 8, 1934 in Harrisville, NY, a daughter of Reginald and Margaret Collins, she was a 1950 graduate of Harrisville High School, and later took college courses in writing.  

She married Leroy W. Lashua on July 21, 1963 in Elkton, Maryland.

Marian was a mother, homemaker and writer for much of her life, and also did bookkeeping.  Her writing skills enabled her to create two unpublished books; one that was entitled “Mrs. Santa Claus” which ended up appearing in Reader’s Digest, and, her second, entitled “The Bonapartes” which was a story about the family of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, and after whom Lake Bonaparte is named.

Her favorite pastime was writing about her family’s history and ancestry.

In addition to her loving husband, Leroy, of Rochester, she is survived by four children, Viki Duval, Mark Duval, and Laurie Lashua, all of Rochester, and Vincent Duval, of California; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, a great, great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Collins, and her sister Aria Collette.

Marian’s Graveside Committal Service and interment will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Harrisville Community Cemetery, with Michael Gault, Pastor of the Harrisville Christian Church, officiating.

Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville.

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Laurie Lashua-Holmes
   Posted Fri June 03, 2016
A Fallen Limb

A limb has fallen from the family tree
I hear a voice that whispers, ‘Grieve not for me’
Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs
The good I lived while I was strong
Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you
Keep on smiling, the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest
Remembering all…how I was truly blessed
Continue traditions, no matter how small
Go on with your lives, don’t stare at the wall
I miss you all dearly so keep up your chin
Until that fine day we’re together again. Author Unknown

I love you Mom-Laurie

James Collins
   Posted Sat June 04, 2016
The memories I have of my lovely aunt Marian are warm, and full of joy; though they are few in number. Her work taught me much about my family heritage, I fully intend to carry her love of our family history onward. I will always remember her sweet smile, and soft voice. Rest in Peace dear aunt Marian, we will miss you greatly.

Gerald CollinsI
   Posted Sun June 05, 2016
I don't know where to begin I send my love to My Uncle LeRoy Lashua and all my cousins for this painful loss we have all experienced my Aunt Marian and I were very close from the beginning she was not only my Aunt but my second Mom our family had many wonderful visits over the years she always cooked us wonderful meals and we had many good laughs as a family my Dad Dick who we lost 2 years ago and Aunt Marian were very close For a few years I was able to help her research our family tree she put alot of time and work into her research and I shared her love of learning of the work and lives of our ancestors I will miss Aunt Marian she gave me alot of love and laughs as well as my 2 children she will live forever in my heart it is my wish that Uncle Lee and the rest of our family stay close the rest of our lives she would want that RIP Aunt Marian

Diane Collins
   Posted Wed June 08, 2016
My thoughts are with Uncle Lee and the entire family at this time of loss. I loved Aunt Marian very much. She was always warm and inviting. We always had so much fun when we visited her and her family. I am so glad that Terry and I were able to visit her, Uncle Lee and my cousins last year. I am interested in our family history and she was so excited to share it with me. Terry and I and my Mom will miss her but our memories will always be with us.


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