MARY Irene Brooks, of Tawney Street, Boston, has died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. She was 79.
A married woman, Mrs Brooks leaves behind husband Lewis, son Martin Brooks and grandchildren Louise, Philip and Nicola, daughter Mrs I. Baker and granddaughter Katrina.
Mrs Brooks was born in Tattershall, but had lived in the Boston area for 60 years.
During her working life she was an infant school teacher at Coningsby, Old Leake Commonside, St Nicholas’, Park School and Hawthorn Tree Corner, from 1952 until 1992.
Away from work her interests included archaeology and keeping fit. She enjoyed swimming, tennis, hockey, football and cricket. Mrs Brooks was also an extensive traveller, visiting North America, Canada, France, Germany and Granada. She was a founding member and treasurer for Boston Ladies Probus Club and a member of the Age Concern Group.
Her funeral took place at Boston Crematorium and was officiated by Mr M. Jessop. It was followed by cremation.
Chief family mourners were: Mr and Mrs Martin Brooks (son and daughter-in-law) Mr and Mrs Ian Baker (daughter and son-in-law), Louise, Philip, Nicola and Katrina (grandchildren), Mr and Mrs D. Scaffham (sister-in-law), Mr J. Scaffham and E. Payne (nephew), Mr and Mrs M. Wright (brother-in-law), Mr J. Brooks (brother-in-law), Mr and Mrs J. Hillons (niece), David Brooks (nephew).
Arrangements by F.E. Addlesee and Son.