Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Thursday 30th November 2023

Service Details:
Mary's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Mary Entwistle

Peacefully at Springhill Care Home on 15th November 2023, Mary aged 88 years of Oswaldtwistle. The devoted and much loved wife of Ronnie, loving and loved mum of Ronnie and Lynne, dear mother-in-law of Denise and Tony, cherished grandma of Mark, Stephen, Graham and Louise, great-grandma of Benjamin, Jack, Henry, Amelie, Daisy, Alfie and Layla.

Born in Oswaldtwistle in 1935 as the only child of Bill and Mary McGrath, the family lived at Simpson Street and she attended Rhyddings School where she met her husband to be Ronnie. The couple were married in 1955 and went on to have their two children Ronnie and Lynne. Following her school years Mary began her working life at Oswaldtwistle Co-Op and later worked at Moor End School and Johnsons dry cleaners in Accrington. In the late 60’s Mary and Ronnie bought a greengrocers on Blackburn Road, Accrington and in her later years Mary assisted Ronnie with the clerical work for his engineering business.

Mary was a keen Royalist and was thrilled when she got chance to visit Buckingham Palace during her trip to London. Together, Mary and Ronnie had many wonderful and happy years enjoying trips to Spain and in later years they enjoyed several coach tours to the south coast of England. They shared a love of St Annes and spent many happy times there over the years. They enjoyed socialising with friends and loved spending time with their grandchildren and in more recent years seeing their great-grandchildren who gave them both enormous pleasure.

Mary spent the last six years at Springhill Care Home and she always greeted her many visitors with a welcoming smile. Mary’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the team at Springhill for the love and care shown to her during her time with them.

Mary will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by all her family and friends, in particular Ronnie her loving husband and her children Ronnie and Lynne, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in Mary’s memory on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society, to make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

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    June, Neil, Jill & Matthew Colbridge

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Rest in peace now Mary.