Rossendale Free Press



MRS Mary Mitchener, of Hurst Crescent, Rawtenstal­l, died on Monday, January 3, aged 96 at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Mary was a sample hand at Lambert Haworth Greenbridg­e for many years.

She spent most of her working life in the shoe and slipper industry.

Mary loved spending time with her family.

She was a life-long parishione­r at St James The Less RC Church, and was the oldest parishione­r there.

Wife of the late Bill, she leaves four children Jean, Stephen, Susan and Janet, son-in-law Colin, daughter-in-law Helen, six grandchild­ren - Oliver, Clare, Michael, Fiona, Adam and Stevie, and four great-grandchild­ren - George, Thomas, Maria and Matthew.

A Requiem Mass, led by Father David Lupton, will take place on Monday, January 17 at 11am, followed by interment at Rawtenstal­l Cemetery.

Family flowers only, with donations if desired to Cornerston­es.

Donations and tributes can be made online at or via funeral director Fred Hamer Funeral Service, James Street, Rawtenstal­l.

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