Funeral Service

Time: 3.45pm

Date: Wednesday 8th June 2022

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Pleasington Crematorium. The funeral service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. To login please visit and enter the following login details. Username: beku5896 Password: 874501

Maureen Moggridge

Maureen passed away peacefully on 23rd May, 2022 in the loving care of The Hollies Care Home, aged 81 years. Loving wife of the late Ken, dearly loved mum of Richard and the late Jane, cherished grandma of Ian, Jennifer, James and Gabrielle.

Maureen had been an art teacher at St Edmund Arrowsmith School, Blackburn and then became a much loved and respected Head of Lancashire Reading and Language Service. Passionate, meticulous and dedicated, Maureen became a mentor and role model to others. Ever active and always on the go, Maureen became a JP following retirement and also officiated at weddings. She honed her already excellent art skills enrolling in art classes and loved to paint in watercolours – her family have her beautiful painting hanging on their walls. Maureen really was the hub of her family and adored a good party. She was the life and soul of every party, in her element stealing the limelight. A lovely lady inside and out. Always happy, she was like the sun warming you with her smile.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in memory of Maureen on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society. Please click on the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.

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Messages for the family of Maureen Moggridge


Robin Condon Francis

R.I.P. Cousin Maureen… many years have passed since cousin Maureen taught both Paul and Myself at St Edmund Arrowsmith RC…..but I still remember those days with great fondness and I still have Maureen’s kind and constructive feedback to a poem I wrote in one of Maureen’s classes…..always stuck with me …..happy days!. God Bless you Maureen, and may I offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to Maureen’s extended Family. From Cousins Gloria, Clive, Neil and Robin.



Richard and all I’m so sorry for your loss she will be missed by many people, no more than myself we have shared many happy evenings Maureen wasn’t just a cousin but a friend and another sister to me Plenty of happy and some shared sadness I will never forget Maureen a lovely lady.


Marilyn Allan née Moggridge

I have had the privilege of knowing Maureen for over 60 years. We first met when Ken introduced her to my parents and myself shortly after they met. It was obvious they were meant for each other. They stayed true during the three years of Ken’s service in the RAF. When they married, Carol and myself had the joy and honour of being bridesmaids and my husband was Ken’s best man. Maureen passed away on the day before Ken’s birthday and it comforts me to think he came for her: Ken didn’t want to spend another birthday without her. May God bless Maureen and Ken, together again.


Marianne Mitchell

Please accept my sincerest condolences. Maureen was a lovely lady, neighbour and teacher to Gary.


Sandra Farmer

Warm wishes Richard to you and your family at this unspeakable time. Maureen was a rather special person in my life – a teacher of some ilk! She certainly counts on my list of wonderful gurus! Probably the manager I most admired. She allowed people to grow! I saw her last in May 2017 whilst I was in the UK for some five weeks – to be with my own Mum who was dying. Like with Mum I feel some relief that Maureen’s suffering is now over. She was herself a wonderful people person. A performer at every stage and an excellent performer too. Today she has a much more passive role – ha, but her liveliness and remarkable spirit will live on in all our memories. I shall read WB Yeats’ The Lake Isle of Innisfree tonight n your memory oh great poetry fan. -RIP Maureen Much love, many thanks and rich, rich memories! xx


Valerie Hardy

With much sympathy.


Susan Richardson

With my sympathy to all.