Funeral Service

Time: 3.40pm

Date: Monday 27th April 2020

Service Details:
A private family funeral service will be held. The ceremony is being streamed live and can be watched via this link :- visit user name: accrington8238 password: 449102

Mary Condon

On 20th April 2020, Mary died peacefully at her home aged 72, surrounded by her loving family and was ‘Fortified By The Rites Of The Holy Mother Church’.  She was the dearly beloved wife of Clive, much loved Mum of Marie, Jane and Julia, also a loving Grandma, cherished sister, sister in law, Auntie, Mother in law and a treasured friend to many.
Mary enjoyed her childhood as part of a large, loving family with sisters Anne and Christine and brother Robert. She had a special bond with her twin sister Margaret, with who she is now reunited, alongside their brother Peter.
Clive and Mary met when they were 17 years old and have had an unwavering love for each other for over 50 years.  This coming month would have marked their 48th wedding anniversary.  Mary dedicated her entire life to her husband, family and friends.
They went on to have three daughters and had a busy house, where she taught them how to love, laugh and play.  Nieces, nephews and friends were always welcome – without fail, Clive and Mary provided a welcoming, nurturing environment. Music always filled the house, while Clive played guitar, Mary would dance and they always laughed a lot.
Mary had strong, lifelong friendships with her best friends Gloria, Angela, Renkja and their families.  There were many family holidays and get togethers where Mary’s obvious and infectious love was ever present.
Mary worked at the physiotherapy department at Royal Blackburn Hospitals, alongside Angela. It was a job she enjoyed immensely, caring for others. She made great friends with Linda, Hilary, Marie, Emma, Leanne, Jane and the whole team.
Marys life was complete when she became a Grandma to Daniel, Joseph, Lucas, Charlie, Tom, Ben, Mary-Jane and Leo.  It filled her with joy.
Always happy, always laughing, Mary was the best kind of friend to have. She was totally selfless in her care and consideration of others. She had a wonderful sense of community and was inspirational in her love and devotion to her family and friends. Her huge heart, always radiating love.
If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of Mary, these are being gratefully received on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society.  Please click on the donation link below.


Please feel free to send a message for the family of Mary Condon, they may wish to read them out at the service and some will be published here below the form.

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MESSAGES for Mary Cordon


Louise Barnett

I first met Mary and the family when I became friend’s with Julia in 1995. Mary and Clive welcomed me into the family, where there was always lots of love, music and laughter. Mary was undoubtedly the kindest, caring, most loving person and I am lucky to have known her. I will treasure my memories of her and she will be missed everyday.


Ange Astley

Forever in our hearts, Mary’s spirit and zest for life, lives in through her wonderful daughters, whom are amazing!!!


Sean Ashton

Mary to say you will be missed is an understatement. The void you have left will never be filled and I feel privileged to have known you and for becoming part of your family. I will miss you walking into a room and giving my hair a stoke you helped us so much through the years and I will be forever grateful.
I hope you now have the peace you deserve because let’s face bringing up Julia Marie and Jane you certainly did not get that.
Love you Mary, Sean


Graham and Sharon Grishakow

Mary was an absolute star, always welcoming, great fun and an all round wonderful lady, life gets in the way sometimes but she always welcomed us on visits, like she had only seen us yesterday, time and distances did not diminish her love for anyone, we will really, really miss her, our love to all the family xxxx


Pat and Bella McGregor

When me and Patrick think about Mary all we remember are the happy memories from over the years. We used to love going to Auntie Mary’s house before school when we were little as she always greeted us with her beautiful smile and let us watch our favourite TV shows before walking us up to the school. Mary always had great patience with us and such a calming nature which we have always admired. As we got older she liked to remind us of the funny things we did as children and it would always put a smile on our faces because they are such wonderful memories to have.

Thank you so much Auntie Mary for being such a big part of our lives. We will always love you and forever have the beautiful memories to remind us of you xxx


Joan Goody

I only met Mary a couple of times but she was an amazing lady. May she Rest in Peace.


Gloria Ward

I can see you smile
I can see you laugh
Hope we meet again


Lian Frankland

They always say that heaven chooses the best, so hard to hear, but I know they are right.
Mary, a genuine, sincere, patient mother with such love and warmth towards others, would drop everything for her children. I admire this , have looked up to this and we are all influenced by her. This will live on with not just her family but many others . Mary, you will be greatly missed xxx


Andrea Rawcliffe

Such a devastating loss.
The world will always be a darker place without Mary in it.
My condolences & love to all her family.
Andrea & Ethan


Terry & Vicky Owen

Very sorry for the Loss of Mary.



Mary, I was and I still am extremely proud and privileged to be your Brother In Law. You were and you still are a wonderful lady…..and there in our hearts, you will stay forever.


Valerie Clapham

I have known Mary and all her family all my life as my sister Marlene was best friends with both Margaret and Mary and I am best friends with Christine. One of my fondest memories is when Mary, Marlene and myself went to Dublin for a few days holiday. When we got there it was a Bank Holiday and we had nowhere to stay and the Tourist Information wasn’t open! Mary just laughed and was so calm and eventually we found somewhere and had a lovely time. She always found time to visit my Mum who loved Mary’s company and she was so very loving and caring to me when Mum died as Mary visited her in hospital. Mary was someone who you could always say you felt better for having been with her. RIP Mary x


Paula Liggat

Mary was a truly wonderful lady and I am thinking of you today xxx Mary was always happy to see everyone and welcomed everyone in to her home and family. She looked after everyone around her, always calm and brightened up any room with her smile, laugh and ability to make everyone feel welcome xx an amazing mum who along with Clive created an amazing family, one I have been privilege to know and feel part of for many years xx she will be missed by so many xx rest in peace Mary xx


Jackie Andrew-Barrett

We are very saddened to hear that Mary has passed away. We first met Mary and her lovely family through our long-standing friendship with her dear twin sister Maggie. Mary, Clive and the girls stayed with us when they visited Ipswich for nephew Tim’s christening back in 1981. We continued to enjoy meetIng up over the years at their family celebrations in Suffolk and always had a great time with Mary and Maggie and their families. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Clive, Marie, Jane and Julia and all the grandchildren. Clive and Jackie.


Stephanie Holden

Mary will always be one of the most generous, warm and genuine people I have had the privilege to know. Always smiling, kind and interested in others, she was a very special and wonderful person who, I am sure, will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. I have some lovely memories of good times spent together to treasure and send my condolences to Clive and the whole family xx


Mark, Julie, Isla & Nieve

What a wonderful lady, may she rest in peace.
Love to all the family.


Marie Avery

Rest in peace Mary forever in my Thoughts xxx


Paula Duckworth

We were so sad to hear the news of Mary’s passing. Mary and Clive always made me so welcome when I stayed at their house to visit Marie. It was always such a lively bustling house and Mary took all the comings and goings in her stride. She was ALWAYS smiling and laughing no matter what was happening in her living room, instigated by one of the 3 girls! My love goes to Clive, Marie, Julia and Jane. Rest in peace Mary xxx


Emma Hayes

Julia thank you for making me touch tongues with you to establish our life long friendship! Through that I met Wonderful Mary. What a stunning woman, always happy, always willing to listen, and accepted everyone just as they are.
I will always remember Mary with a smile,
Love you Mary xx


Nonie Ward

I would just like to offer my sincere condolences to Mary’s husband , daughters, grandchildren and all her extended family . May she rest in peace now ????


Sissy Rooney

Mary was one of kind how could she not be to have 3 beautiful & amazing girls, you are a a credit to her and Clive, you lost the hardest thing to lose a mother but you gained a magnificent gaudian angel who will always walk right by your side for ever more… RIP Mary, Big love & hugs to Clive, the girls and all her special grandkids ❤ Love Sissy & Berry Ann xxx


Angela Rawcliffe

Mary was my friend and colleague, my holiday companion travelling to many destinations including Greece, Spain, Holland, Canada, Mexico. We went to music conserts, ballets and lots and lots of parties, New Year was always celebrated at Mary and Clives with live music, courtesy of Clive, we laughed together often, she helped me, she listened to me, she advised me.
I will miss her more than words can say.
Love you always Marybelle. XX❤????❤


Christine Wild

I send my prayers for her and her family.