Mr Patrick Conway, of Queensway, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 86.
Born in Derrynameel, Co Mayo, Ireland, in 1928 he was one of nine children.
Mr Conway moved to England at the age of 19.
He was married to the late Nesta Conway for 59 years.
He leaves three sons, Patrick, Mark and Stephen, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
On leaving school he worked with his father on the land. He then worked for the local council until his move to England, where he worked on the railways. He then worked in the foundries until retiring from Caddy Castings, Grantham.
Mr Conway enjoyed horse racing and taking holidays, mostly in Ireland. His family and family life were of most importance to him.
Canon Anthony Dolan conducted the funeral service at St Mary’s RC Church, Grantham. Burial followed in Grantham cemetery.
Family mourners included: Patrick and Nina Conway, Mark and Angela Conway, Stephen and Liz Conway, Patrick and Ausra Conway, Lucy and Debra Conway, Melanie and Stephen Horner, Mark and Hayley Conway, Charlotte and William Conway, and Natalie Shaw and Les Spencer.
Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs Wells, Charlie McGarvey, Joan Turner, Thomas and Sharon Williamson, Philip and Pat Sentence, Alison Parker, Edan and Ivan Herbert, Joanne Kirk, Stewart Kirk, Julie Knibbs, Colin and Marian Maplethorpe, Jaqueline Maplethorpe-Kirkham, Olivia Maplethorpe, Richard Maplethorpe, Nicky Kirkham, Chris Maplethorpe, Amy Trigg, Phil Maplethorpe, Helen Tyler, Caroline Maplethorpe, John and Jenny Armstrong, Olly Allen, Claire Cluse, Philip Carey, William Carey, Patrick Carey, Allan Carey, Lorraine Carey, Kathleen Carroll, Nora Carroll, Michael Carroll, John McAndrew, Colin Sneesby, Barbara Wilkinson, Nora Conneely, Paddy Walsh, Joseph McLoughin, Evie Tupper, Pauline Bacon, Kevin McLoughlin, Reg and Sheila Marriott, Martyn Marriott, Lesley Boddy, David and Judy Cook, Mark Gibbons, Ash Rahman, Mary Tracey, Shane Allen, Sarah Cluse, Lynda Abel, Ned Phelan, Mary Naughton, Anne Healey, Marion Carey, Peter Careyy, Martina Cuffe, Martin Cuffe, Mary Smith, and Bob Smith.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice.