Obituary: Mrs Mary Christine Cotton

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Mrs Mary Christine Cotton, has died at her home. She was 69.

Born on June 5, 1944, she was the daughter of Linda and Frederick Watts and one of four children.

The family moved to Loughborough, where they kept a grocery shop and she attended Quorn Grammar School.

At the age of 16 she began work as a telegraphist at the GPO. She later worked for Fisons and Loughborough University.

In March 1964 she married Paul in Loughborough. They moved to Harlaxton in 1968 and they had two children, Lynne and Peter.

Mrs Cotton was manageress at the Granada Social Club until it closed. She finally retired from work in 2002.

She enjoyed a number of hobbies and interests, including antiques, particularly clocks and porcelain. An avid reader, she liked historical and detective novels and she also enjoyed gardening and visiting historical houses and places.

The funeral service was held at St Mary and St Peter’s Church, Harlaxton, conducted by the Rev Keith Hanson. Burial followed in the churchyard.

Immediate family mourners included: Paul Cotton, Peter Cotton, Lynne Murray, John Murray, Amy Murray, Ian Murray, Pam Gregory, Julie Gregory and Evelyn Rose, Anthony Gregory, Brenda Watts and Malc, and Valerie Watts.

Other mourners included: Christine Handley, Luke Handley, Pam Wilkinson, Bernard and Margaret Staneer, Valerie Burns, Nev Eldred, Sandra Lewis, Debbie Newman, Laura Marshall, Veronica Brigstock, Karen Pashley, Sally McCann, Richard Evans, Jennifer Evans, Peggy Kitchen, Elizabeth Waudby, Cynthia Marshall, Irene Cresswell, Diana Hunter, Margaret Ashley and Susan Scott.

Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.

Donations for Marie Curie Nurses amount to £128.90 to date.