Obituaries

Josephine Catalano

On 12th May 2021, in hospital. Josie aged 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Valentino. Graveside service at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Thursday, 3rd June at 12 noon. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Michael Robert Clare

On 15th May 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Michael, aged 74 years.  Beloved husband of Barbara, much loved father of Jennifer, Steven and the late Martin.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 26th May at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Due to the current situation attending the funeral is strictly by invitation only.  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

Stephen Duffy

On 10th May 2021, suddenly at home. Stephen aged 58 years. A much loved son, brother, uncle and friend of many. A graveside service at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Friday, 21st May at 2 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Doreen Tattersall

On May 10, 2021, peacefully in hospital. Doreen aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Cecil, much loved mother of Gary and Lynne, dear mother-in-law of Joan and Graham, dearly loved grandma of Paul, Katie, Charlotte, Claire, Olivia, Felicity and the late Christopher also a great grandma and auntie. A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Thursday 20th May at 9:45 am will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either the RSPB or The British Heart Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Alfred Houghton (Alf)

On 28th April 2021, peacefully at home.  Alf aged 88 years.  Much loved dad of David, Julie, Tony and the late Steven, Mark and Carl, dear father-in-law of Wendy, Lynn and Michael also a dearly loved grandad, great-grandad and a good friend to many.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th May at 12.15 p.m.  Due to the current situation attendance is strictly by invitation only.  If you wish to pay your respects to Alf, the cortege will be at Bold Venture Park main gates at 11.50 am.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either NSPCC or Cancer Research UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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