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Updated: 12/24/2013 12:24:01PM

Dorothy DuBois

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Dorothy “Nanny” DuBois, 92, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away at home Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Edgewater, N.J., to Julian Babcock and Rachel Nelson.

Nanny lived in Edgewater for 83 years and moved to Arcadia, with her daughter, Dorothy “Dot” Aubrey, son, Douglas Julian Collins, and daughter-in-law, Lois Collins, in 2006. She was a simple, kind and generous woman who was always willing to listen to your problems without passing judgment. Nanny loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed a good game of cards — crazy eights or 3 to 13.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Julian Collins; daughter, Dot Aubrey; daughter-in-law, Lois Collins; three grandchildren, Douglas Joseph Collins, Rachel Aubrey and Cassandra Collins; and twin great-grandchildren, Morgan and Taylor Collins. Nanny is preceded in death by her mother and father; son, Henry “Butch” Collins; and husbands, Harry Collins and George DuBois.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice ( Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.

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