Mary Martin passed away peacefully in the Royal Blackburn Hospital on May 24, aged 65 years.

During her life Mary worked as a care assistant for over 30 years, including working at Old Gates Nursing Home and Bank Hall Care home. In her earlier years she worked at City factory in Derry, Northern Ireland, until she was 18 years old, where she was born and grew up.

In her spare time she loved listening to music, especially Daniel O’Donnell and good old Country and Western.

Mary was a dearly loved sister of David, John, Wollie, Deborah, Katrina and the late Gerald and the late Bernie, also a much loved mum of Jason, John Paul and Danielle and a treasured grandmother of Callum, Shannon, Joel, Dylan, Noah, Joy and Monty Fox.

She will be very sadly missed by her loving family in both England and Ireland and also by all those who knew her.

Donations are welcomed in memory of Mary for Dementia UK and may be made by phone, by post, or by envelope drop off at the funeral home (Accrington or Oswaldtwistle), further enquires to Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR. Tel: 01254 390542.