Cynthia “Cindy” Collins-Buzby

SIDNEY – Cynthia
“Cindy” Collins-Buzby, 71, of Sidney, passed away after a long illness at her home on Dec. 6, 2021. Born Nov. 4, 1950, in Gardiner. She was the daughter of Philip and Arlena (Sidelinger) Collins.

A graduate of Erskine Academy, class of 1969, Cindy held various positions in many different occupations including being a nurse’s aide, but she always felt her biggest and most meaningful accomplishment was being a wife and mother.

Cindy enjoyed spending time with her family, bird watching and as an avid animal lover being an advocate of the Waterville Humane Society. She also supported many other charitable organizations including the Wounded Warriors Project for wounded veterans. Cindy’s humor and quick wit brought joy and laughter to all who knew her.

Cindy was predeceased by both of her parents; and her grandson, Triton Knowlton.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Robert “Buz” Buzby; her two daughters, Jaime (Peabody) Hanks and her husband Ian Hanks of Standish and Stacy (Buzby) Knowlton of Fairfield and her four stepchildren, Roger and his wife Sarah Buzby of Millinocket, Vanessa (Buzby) Glazier and her husband Jeffrey Glazier of Waterville, Winne Buzby of Seattle, Wash. and Amanda Buzby of Gardiner. She is also survived by six grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, Dec. 16, from 12 to 1 p.m., at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner where a memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. A private family burial at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta will be held at a later date.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Waterville Humane Society

100 Webb Rd.

Waterville, ME 04901

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