Mrs Annie Cosgrove, of Harlaxton Road, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 87.
Mrs Cosgrove was born in Derrynameel, Belmullet, Co Mayo, Ireland. She was one of eight sisters and one brother.
In 1948 she came to England and lived in Newark.
She married John, also from Ireland, in 1951. Their daughter, Marion was born in 1960.
Her husband predeceased her in 1989.
Mrs Cosgrove began work in Ireland, crocheting lace gloves at the local ‘lace school’.
After moving to Newark, she first worked at the sugar beet factory and later at Ransome and Marles. Finally she worked on inspection at BMARC, Grantham, where she stayed for 21 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter and grandchildren. She was renowned for her hospitality and enjoyed catering for everyone.
Mrs Cosgrove also enjoyed decorating, housework, reading, knitting and crocheting.
Canon Anthony Dolan conducted the funeral service at St Mary’s RC Church, Grantham. Burial followed in Grantham cemetery.
Family mourners included: Marion Maplethorpe, Colin Maplethorpe, Christopher Maplethorpe, Caroline Maplethorpe, Jacquelyn Maplethorpe-Kirkham, Phillip Maplethorpe, Richard Maplethorpe, Olivia Maplethorpe, and Patrick Conway.
Other mourners included: Amy Trigg, Nicky Kirkham, Helen Tyler, Shannon Moody, Craig Dodd, Tony and Sue Lally, Patrick and Nina Conway, Pamela Short, Sue Hanson, Michael Carroll, Patrick Walsh, Carmel Reynolds, Sadie Calpin, Nora Conneely, Bob Smith and Mary Smith, Shane Allen, Pauline Bacon, Kevin McLoughlin, Ned Phelan, Peter Carey, Patrick Carey, Nora Carroll, Kathleen Carroll, Mick Carroll, Ann Healey, Mary Noughton, Bernadette Dark, Michael Dark, Mary Lally, Mark Conway, Mr and Mrs Green, Leanne Parkin, Seamus Duffy, Philip Carey, Chloe Fixter, Emily Simpson, Noreen Ruddy, Martin Ruddy, Kiera Ruddy, Martin Ruddy Jnr, Deidre Smith, Kathleen Drury, Charlotte Conway, William Conway, Mr and Mrs Stephen Conway, Lisa Lord, Mr and Mrs M. Conway, Mary and Paddy Walsh, Evelyn O’Connor, Steven Walden, Sylvia Armstead, Grace Martin, Joseph McLoughlin, Mrs Macken, Mrs Wilkinson, Judith Perkis, Vicky Abbott, Kayley Eckersley, Mr and Mrs McHugh, Phil Duffy, Maria Thornley, Paula Scothern, Kimberley Blanchard, Eileen Duffy, Mary Tracy, Mrs Robertson, John Prendeville and Melanie Horner.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the British Heart Foundation.