E. Donna (Collins) Dyer
Andover - E. Donna (Collins) Dyer, a Registered Nurse and longtime resident of Andover, died Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Academy Manor Nursing Center in Andover. Donna was the beloved wife of Frank J. Dyer. She was 79 years old.
Born in Andover, she was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lawrence and attended Merrimack College, Northeastern University and Northern Essex Community College.
Although her first name was Elizabeth, she was always known as Donna.
Prior to her career in nursing, she was a stewardess for TWA (Trans World Airlines) a hostess and a model.
A Registered Nurse, she worked for many years as a Visiting Nurse in California, Lawrence and Haverhill.
Besides her beloved husband, Frank, she is survived by her loving daughter; Shannon (Twomey) Patti of Plaistow, New Hampshire, sister; Maureen and her husband Andre Bouchard of Peabody, grandchildren; Steven M. and his wife Kaileigh Dube and their son, Jacob of Chester, New Hampshire, Nicholas P. Patti, Kirsten E. Patti, Scott T. Patti and Zachary T. Patti, all of Plaistow and several nieces and nephews. Donna was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth M. (Buss) Collins and sister of the late Sheila Hiller and Tom P. Collins.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Friday, January 31, 2020, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Interment will be privately held at a later date. Calling hours have been omitted.
The family wants to express its deep appreciation to the staff at Academy Manor for the care of Donna during her years there.
Contributions in Donna's memory may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on January 30, 2020

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Lois Wiens
Feb 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about your sister Donna. It is so hard to lose a sibling . You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers . To think it was such a short time ago that you called. Stan and I send you our best. Love Lois
Johnny Dolan, President, 8th grade 1954
Jan 31, 2020
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of E. Donna (Collins) Dyer by Johnny Dolan, President, 8th grade 1954.  Send flowers
John&Carol;
Jan 30, 2020
Frank and Family, our Thought and Prayers are with at this difficult time. RIP, Donna.
John & Carol Giovinco
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Carolyn Dalton
Jan 30, 2020
I remember bumping into Donna while walking in Andover.She was a truly beautiful lady!!We shared stories about our nursing days.God bless her!!and God bless you all!
Dick Lumenello
Jan 29, 2020
Frank, sorry to hear about Donna‘s passing. I know you told me she was struggling for years. Hopefully now she is in a better place.