Obituaries

Margaret Whittle

On 17th October 2018, in hospital.  Margaret aged 84 years. Graveside service at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Tuesday, 23rd October at 3 p.m.  No flowers please by request, 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

Brian William Wilkinson

On 13th October 2018, in hospital.  Brian aged 63 years.  Beloved husband of Catherine. Funeral service at Pleasington crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd October at 1.30 p.m.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent  for Dogs Trust. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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