Sad departing of Banbridge lady

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Banbridge lady Marie Mitchell (pictured) passed away on January 2.

She was the dearly loved wife of the late Billy Mitchell, who predeceased her 13 years ago.

Formerly Marie Cochrane, whose father and mother were David and Eva Cochrane, she was a woman of a cheery and friendly disposition and was the mother of David and Caroline.

She sustained a great loss in her son Samuel John who passed away a short time after he was born.

Marie worked in Fergusons Edenderry Factory for a long number of years.

She enjoyed the friendly game of indoor bowls, as well as the Wednesday Lunch Club.

Marie was a regular attender, while health permitted, at Holy Trinity Parish Church but her main interest was centred around her home and family and it is there that her passing will be mostly felt.

She was a member of Banbridge VIP Club, enjoyed Old Time Dancing and loved going on holidays to the Lake District and different other places.

Marie is survived by son David (Banbridge), daughter Mrs Caroline Wallace (Aghalee), daughter-in-law Gillian, son-in-law David, grandsons Stephen, Peter, Robert, Andrew and Kyle, great grandson Kian, and brothers Jackie, Eddie and Billy.

The funeral service took place in Holy Trinity Parish Church on Tuesday at which the large congregation heard her minister Archdeacon Roderic West pay a fitting tribute.

The hymns ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ and ‘What a Friend We have in Jesus’ were sung. Mr Roly Anketel presided at the organ, and Archdeacon West was assisted by the Rev Rosie Diffin and Captain Geoffrey Walmsley.

The committal took place in Roselawn Crematorium which was conducted by Archdeacon West. Donations in lieu of flowers are being sent if desired to William Bell and Co. Funeral Directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge, BT32 3LR for Banbridge VIP Club. William Bell and Co had charge of the funeral arrangements.