Nora Elizabeth Mason of Cockeysville, Maryland, passed on September 21, 2016, at the age of 53 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Glenn and her children, Daniel James and Robert Michael, 16 years, her parents, Roger and Esther Koci Collins, and her brothers, Andrew (Karen) and Justin Collins. She is preceded in death by her sister, Jenny Collins Dolan.
Nora graduated from Loudoun County High School and received a B.S. degree from Mary Washington College and a B.S. in Nursing from Catholic University. After graduation she worked at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital’s postpartum unit until being blessed with her own twin boys, Daniel and Michael. She later worked as a public health nurse at the Baltimore County Health Department. She will be remembered by her family and her numerous friends for her laughter, her great and timely wit, her adventurous spirit, her inspiring courage, and her love of reading, music, and art, sharing many cherished works among family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2:00 p.m., at the Leesburg Presbyterian Church followed by a celebration of Nora’s life at nearby Lightfoot Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopewell Cancer Support in Lutherville, Maryland