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A personal note from the family

The family wishes to extend deep gratitude to all, for the prayers, support, comforting messages, calls, flowers, cards and gifts during this time of bereavement.






funeral details

Funeral For Mary

The funeral will be held at City of London Crematorium North Chapel

Funeral starts at 2pm

on 7th May 2024

The funeral will be led by Father Nick

Funeral Wake Details

Nightingale on the Green, 51 Nightingale Ln, London E11 2EY

Be lovely to raise a glass and share some food at the above venue with you.

I’m told this pub is owned by Frank Lampard!


About Mary 's Life

My mother was born in Malta and for many years she lived with her Auntie Inez.  She would often remark how happy she was during this time and indebted to her to live with her for much of her childhood.

My Mother had 4 other siblings. Bice, Lino, Antoine & Gemma.  They are all likely having a good verbal up there now, I do hope they behave themselves.

Mum married Eric and stayed happy until his passing in 2004. She doted on him during his latter years of ill-health.

Mum had many jobs mostly in the secretarial sector, but I think she was most proud to work for The British Council on Bond Street.  I certainly liked going there after school and be wide-eyed at all of the sights and HMV Oxford Street.

As Mum got older, as did I.  She became more focused with her love of animals. It started off with a stray cat and dog here and there, but at it’s peak she had about 3 dogs and 8 cats at the same time! Not to mention a tortoise named George.  Those will remember her un-wavering efforts to feed the foxes of Leytonstone at 2am!

What has become apparent during these last few weeks, is the love that so many people had for her during the time in their life that they spent with her.  The messages that came through were so lovely.

As her son, I remember that much to my frustration as a teenager, it may have taken us 5 years longer than anyone else to buy a video recorder, but when she bought one, she bought the best.  That was typical her, she would always do her best, every minute, of every day of every year of her life.  Thank you Mum, you gave me the best, and I thank you for everything you taught me.  In the words of the Beach Boys – “God only knows what I’d be without you”. X




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The funeral will be held on

On 7th May 2024

From 2pm

At City of London Crematorium North Chapel

Led by Father Nick

Planning For The Future

In Memory Of Life is a local independent funeral directors and we can help you to plan for the future by setting up a bespoke funeral plan

The family welcome you to make a donation to their chosen charity, Please can you make donations in Mary's name to Stour Valley Dog Rescue.