Funeral Service

Time: 1.40pm

Date: Tuesday 12th April 2022

Service Details:
Rita's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium led by Fr. Ian Farrell.

Rita Brown

Peacefully in a private care home on 29th March 2022, Rita aged 95 years of Rishton. The devoted wife of the late Bill, loving mum of Julie and the late Allan, dear mother-in-law of Steve and Anne, cherished nana of Anneliese, Claire, Laura, Jonathan, Gary and Aled and an adored great-nana.

Rita was born in Great Harwood and later moved to Rishton where she spent most of her life. Rita had many jobs over the years including working at Timothy Whites Chemist, Co-op shoe shop and she was best known for her work as a welfare assistant at St Charles primary school. Family was everything to Rita and she always looked forward to gathering her nearest and dearest for a celebration, she was an amazing cook and baker and her sweet treats and homemade chicken nuggets where somewhat legendary within the family, especially with her grandchildren. Rita was a life long active member of St Charles Church where she was a popular and well known face within the congregation. Rita was an avid reader and keen gardener always ensuring that her garden bloomed in full colour throughout the seasons.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Rita on behalf of The Stroke Association. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Rita Brown


Joan Hargreaves

It was a privilege to have Rita as a good friend, she was a lovely person and a good gardener.



R.I.P. Rita such a lovely Lady, my thoughts and prayers are with he family……x


Christine O’Brien

I will miss you Rita, always smiling when I came to visit you. The cups of tea you made for me with a biscuit were delicious. We always managed to have a laugh whilst looking at my Granddaughters on my mobile phone. You always wanted to know who belonged to who and laughed at the videos I showed you of them. Sorry I did not see you before you went into hospital but I will never forget you. RIP.


Yvonne Ainsworth

Only just heard the sad news of Rita’s passing so very very sorry Julie and family your mum was a lovely lovely lady.