Obituaries

Richard Thomas Briggs

On 8th October 2018, peacefully at home.  Richard aged 94 years.  Beloved husband of Jennie, much loved father of Janet and Alwyn, dear father-in-law of John also a dearly loved grandad of Matthew and Rachel.  A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 19th October at 12.30 p.m. will be followed by a private cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen or the East Lancashire Hospice at Home.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Antonio Aceto (Tony)

Born in Rota Greca, Italy

On 28th September 2018, sadly passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Tony aged 76 years.  Devoted husband of Brenda, much loved papa of Angelo, Linda and Andreina, dear father-in-law of Shaun also a dearly loved grandad and great-grandad. R.I.P. A service in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 16th October at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for The Stroke Association.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Patricia Ann May Donnelly (Pat)

On 10th October 2018, peacefully at Thorncliffe Care Home, Darwen.  Pat aged 82 years.  Beloved wife of the late Don, much loved mum of Carol and Amanda, dear mother-in-law of Robert and Rob also a dearly loved nan, great-nan, great-great-nan and sister.  A service in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest, Church Bank Street, Darwen on Monday, 15th October at 1 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the North West Air Ambulance.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Noel Patrick Cooney

On 27th September 2018, suddenly at home. Noel aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Pat, dearly loved dad of Frances and the late Sean, much loved grandad of Emma, Becki, Daniel and Charlie also treasured great-grandad of Zoe, Leon, John and Bella. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 12th October at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Shelter. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Peter Blezard

On 29th September 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Peter aged 72 years. Beloved husband of Susan, much loved dad of Damon and Adam, dear father-in-law of Elaine and Nichola, proud grandad of Samuel, John-Luc and Elle, dear son-in-law of Elsie and Vic, dear brother-in-law of Keith and Ann also uncle to Mathew and Philip. A service in Bolton Road United Reformed Church, Darwen on Thursday, 11th October at 11.45 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290