Tributes to a 'much loved aunt' lead Essex death notices and funeral announcements this week

Tributes to a "much loved aunt" lead the death notices in Essex this week. Announcing the passing of a loved one in local news media is a long standing tradition and we are proud of the trust placed in us to make these important announcements.

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Each week we pay tribute to the loved ones remembered in our area with a funeral notice and online tribute page. To read the latest announcements and add tributes to those from our area who have passed away, or to create a funeral notice yourself, click here. Alternatively, you can create a notice by calling our helpful team on 01482 908084.

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Here are a selection of notices published this week.

Death Notices


Promoted to Glory on 25th April 2024, aged 81 years, from St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Danbury. Loving Sister to Betty, much loved Aunt to Claire and Great Aunt to Max. Funeral Service at the Bethel Church, East Hanningfield on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, at 1pm and afterwards 2.30pm at Chelmsford Crematorium. Close family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Barnabas Fund may be given at the The Bethel Church or sent to T Pennack & Sons, Funeral Directors.

Sylvia Mary HUTCHINS

Died peacefully at home on Wednesday 1st May 2024. A loving Mother to John, Carolyn and Vania, Mother-in-Law to Vaughan, Samantha and Sharon and Granny to Eleanor, Thom, Amelie, Archie and Louis. Her service will take place on Friday 17th May at Christchurch, New London Road, Chelmsford at 12.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Water Aid. These may be placed in the donation box in church or made online by visiting All enquiries c/o M. Lucking & Sons, 195 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AE. Tel: 01245 353733

Colin George PATIENCE

It is with great sadness that Colin George Patience, 8th March 1943 - 23.03.2024. Formerly of Galleywood and Chelmsford. Passed away peacefully at his home in Walton-on-the-Naze, the place he loved so much. Only Son of Mr & Mrs E. W. Patience, now reunited with both parents. Also Sister Caroline, Brothers-in-law Terry and Henry, he leaves us behind broken-hearted with lovely memories. Sisters Christine and Jude, Brother-in-law Dave, Daughter Lorraine, Son-in-law Neil, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren in Australia. Also Son Greg, Daughter-in-law Maribel and Grandchildren, Son Dominic, Daughter-in-law Kate and Grandchildren, also Nieces and Nephews and many friends. Funeral Service to be held at Chelmsford Crematorium, North Chapel and conducted by Reverend D. Cattle from St Michael & All Angels Church, Galleywood on Wednesday 15th May at 2.00pm. Floral tributes may be sent to T. Pennack & Sons, Maldon Road, Great Baddow. Followed by Wake at The Running Mare Public House Galleywood. The end of a Legend.

Christine Anne TERRY

Sadly died on 5th April 2024. She will be much missed by the many friends she made in her life. All that knew her are warmly welcomed to her funeral service, which will be held at the South Chapel, Chelmsford Crematorium at 12:30pm on Monday 20th May. Flowers are welcome, otherwise donations to Macmillan Cancer Support may be placed in the donation box or made online by visiting All enquiries c/o M. Lucking & Sons, 195 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AE. Tel: 01245 353733

To add your own tributes to the loved ones from our area, or to publish a notice for your loved one, visit Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those we have lost.