Here are the death notices published in the Halstead Gazette this week.

ADAMS Dorothy May

Passed away peacefully on 12th January 2022, aged 92. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral Service is to take place on Thursday 17th February at Chelmsford Crematorium South Chapel at 10.30am. Flowers and/or memorial contributions are equally welcome. Donations in Dorothy’s memory are for Alzheimer’s Society and may be sent via or c/o Janet C. Davies Lady Funeral Directors 233 High Street, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9JD 01376 573691.


Passed away peacefully on January 4th aged 89 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Pat, and his children, Philip, Jonathan and Charlotte and their families. Funeral service will be held on Friday 11th February, 11:30am at Chelmsford Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society or the RNLI via A.G. Smith Funeral Directors.

Margaret Cottiss

Reaching the amazing 107 yrs of age Margaret Cottiss died on 31st December 2021 at The New Deanery Care Home. As a family we invite you to join us in a celebration of her life at a cremation service to be held at Three Counties Crematorium on 8th February at 3.30pm. At Margaret’s request please, do not wear black and flowers from family only. Donations will be made to RNIB


Passed away peacefully on 10th January 2022, aged 87 Years. A much-loved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service will take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Friday 4th February at 11.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired can be made in John’s memory to Farleigh Hospice at or sent c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons, 31 High Street, Halstead CO9 2AA Tel: 01787 475533.

FLUKER Joyce Ellen Alice

7th December 2021. Aged 97 Years. Peacefully at home at Dengie. Previously of Burnham-on-Crouch. In accordance with her wishes the funeral has taken place. “Once met never forgotten”.

Jean Violet Cole

1.5.1933 – 10.1.2022. Formerly of Witham. Dearly loved Mother of Susan, Rosalind and Georgina. Much loved Grandma and Great Grandma. The Funeral Service will take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Friday 4th February 2022 at 10.30am. Donations are being collected for Diabetes UK. All enquiries to G. Collins & Sons Funeral Directors Ltd 30 Rayne Road, Braintree, Essex CM7 2QH Tel: 01376 342266.


Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister passed away on 18th December 2021. Funeral Service to take place on 4th February at New London Road Crematorium, Chelmsford at 1pm. No flowers please, donations instead to NSPCC.

MULLINS Patricia Anne

14th August 1938 to 26th December 2021. Much loved Mum and Nan. Taken from us suddenly and will be hugely missed by all those whose life she touched. The Funeral service will take place at Chelmsford Crematorium on Friday 18th February 2022 at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only or donations, if desired, in her memory to either Alzheimer’s Research UK or the Motor Neurone Disease Association and may be made via “Tributes & Donations” at or sent to Paul J King, Funeral Directors, 5 Guild Way, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5TG 01245 321866.


Formerly of Mountbatten Road, Braintree. Following a long illness passed away at Admirals Reach Nursing Home on 17th January 2022. The Funeral Service will be held at Ipswich Crematorium on Wednesday 16th February at 10:45am. Grateful thanks to all the staff at Admirals Reach for their care and kindness. Family flowers only please, however donations for PSP Assoc. in memory of Tony c/o Hunnaball of Ipswich, 420 Spring Road, Ipswich, IP4 5NE.

POTTEN Mildred Jane ‘Milly’

Peacefully at Downhall Residential Home on 9th January 2022. Aged 81 years. Loving Mum, Sister, Aunt and friend to many. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday 9th February at St. Nicholas Church, Tillingham at 2.30 p.m. followed by interment in the Churchyard. Family flowers only, donations if desired, to ‘Dementia UK’ may be made via Tributes & Donations at or sent to Paul J King Funeral Directors 10 Station Road Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8BG 01621 784884.

Lynne Diane Swanborough

Sadly passed away on 19th January 2022, aged 56 years. A very much loved Wife, Mother, Daughter and Sister. She will be terribly missed by family and friends. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday 15th February at Chelmsford Crematorium 10.30am, followed by service at 12.15pm, St Mary’s Church, Burnham on Crouch. Donations if desired are for Farleigh Hospice These can be sent to East of England Co-operative Funeral Services 101 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8HR