Obituary: Mr Frederick Thomas Maplethorpe

FREDERICK Thomas Maplethorpe (Fred), of Hunters Creek Nursing Home, London Road, Boston, has died at the home following illness.

He was 86.

Born in Frithville, Mr Maplethorpe lived in this area all his life.

A widower, he is survived by daughter Julie Codd, granddaughters Rachel and Vicky Codd and sister Billie Elding.

A farmer during his working life, Mr Maplethorpe enjoyed caravanning, fishing and car rallying and was a member of the Motor Neurone Disease association.

His funeral took place at Boston Crematorium and was followed by cremation. The service was officiated by the Rev Andrew Higgins.

Chief family mourners were: Julie and Peter Codd (daughter and son-in-law), Rachel Codd and Vicky Codd (granddaughters) and Billie and Maurice Elding (sister and brother-in-law).

Arrangements by F.E.Addlesee and Son.