Funeral Service

Time: 1.45pm

Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024

Service Details:
Maureen's funeral service will be held at St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church, Rishton followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Maureen Poland

On 12th February 2024, peacefully at home with loving family around her aged 77. A loving wife to recently departed John, and a very cherished mum to Liz, Cheree, Mick and Craig and partners Bev, Pete, Emma and Sylvina. A proud grandma and great grandma to Sam, Kylie, Steven, Chelsea, Jackson, Anthony, Jacob, Wilf, Ted and Valentino. Special Auntie to Stephen, Lisa & Angela and their families.

Maureen was retired but spent a lot of her working life consisting of various roles which included working for the NHS, Retail and was a fantastic cook at the local Roebuck and Walmsley in Rishton. Away from work, Maureen doted on her family and enjoyed a simple life watching her favourite soaps the Six Nations Rugby tournament, the occasional flutter on the horses and crocheting. She liked to go out for a cup of tea and piece of cake now and again. Maureen used to like her regular walks and chat to all her friends on route.

Maureen was a loving, genuine person, whose kindness, humility, and genuine nature reflected on everyone she met. Her glowing smile always lit up any room and was sincere and contagious.

Her memory will live on in the stories, laughter, and shared moments that defined her life. Let us remember her with gratitude for the love she gave, and may she rest in peace, surrounded by the love that she so freely gave throughout her remarkable journey.

Family flowers only please, there will be a retiring collection in Memory of Maureen for St Peter & St Paul’s Church, at the funeral service.

Please feel free to leave a message for Maureen’s online memorial book by completing the form below.


    First Easter since you’ve been gone, still missing you mum. The world’s not the same without you. Rest in peace x

    Liz & Bev

    Mum you were the best ever, your unconditional love could never be matched. Thank you for everything single thing you ever did for us in life. We will meet again one day. Xx

    Becky (nurse)

    What a treasure you was to look after Maureen I’m so greatful to of got to know you even if it was only for a short time of your life you. You have left a special print on my heart ready in paradise beautiful lady 🫶

    Michaela Allen-Thompson

    So sorry to hear this sad news a lovely lady always had an hello and a smile. Deepest condolences to the family x


    Rest in peace mum, you were a shining light and the world will never be the same without you. I really wish you could have seen Wilf & Ted grow up but I’m sure you will always be watching over them. We will always love and miss you xxx

    Angela Thwaytes

    She was the most amazing and beautiful auntie anyone could ask for love and miss you love Angela Derek and family xxxx


    To my dearest Mum and my best friend, there is a massive void in my life were you are meant to be, you fought so hard to try to stay with us you couldn’t have tried any harder, you will be missed loads, I love you Mum. Heaven as gained a true angel. Rest in peace ❤️


    Such a pleasure and honour to have you as my Mother inlaw. Who am I going to ask to be my ally when I want Craig to do things? But its ok, as you need to be with John so you can sort him out. We’ll meet again, but not just yet.  XXXX


    Sending my condolences to all the family. Maureen was a lovely lady with a good sense of humour. Devoted to her family and very caring. She will be missed by so many.


    Rest in peace Maureen. A woman with the kindest heart, you’ll certainly be missed. Glad you are back with John now xxx

    Belinda Robertson

    Thank you for taking me into your family and always making me welcome in your home. I will miss our visits, but will eventually get that cuppy with you when we meet again. Hope the 2 of you are watching down and forever proud of your family. Love Lindy xxx

    Shona and Dave

    Maureen you were so warm, welcoming and kind with an amazing smile! I will cherish my memories and the stunning blankets you made me ❤️

    Julie Miller

    So so sad. You’re now at peace back with John and your greyhounds. Rip you beautiful lady that you were and still are an amazing lady. Enjoy your next journey with John. Xxxxxx all my love. Julie. Xxxx


    Rest in peace, I will miss your smile and our doorstep chats. Such a lovely lady, sending love and hugs to the family too xx


    My beautiful Grandma ♥️ you were more like a mum to me and I will be forever grateful for all the care and love you showed me throughout my life. I love you Grandma, forever and always, send my love to Grandad till we all meet again in peace perfect peace xxx

    Clare and Danny Cleary

    So sorry to hear this news. Maureen was a lovely lady and always happy to chat when we saw her out. Love to her family, such sad news.


    In life we meet many people, but only a handful touch our hearts, Maureen you were, that beautiful, lady. Spending time with you ment so much, having a little chat most days, I will remember these precious times. You will be truly missed. Rest in peace, now that you are back by John’s side xx


    Love you Grandma, never have I met a braver woman than you, right until the end. You can finally rest with Grandad now, I’ll think of you always xx


    Mum missing you loads, won’t be the same going places without you and Dad, I’ll miss all the laughs we had x

    Amy Longmore

    Will miss your friendly smile, such a kind and friendly lady xx


    Happy Mother’s day Mum, thinking of you always, first Mother’s day without you, it’s going to be a extremely hard day, but then again every day is. Love you ❤️ xxx


    First Mother’s Day without you…it will never be the same…love and miss you immensely every day xxx


    First Easter since you’ve been gone, still missing you mum the world’s not the same without you. Rest in peace x