Obituary: Mrs Mabel Broughton

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MABEL BROUGHTON, of Whiting Square, Boston, has died peacefully at Pilgrim Hospital after a short illness. She was 92.

Born in Kirton, she lived in this area all her life.

A widow, she is survived by son James Broughton, daughters Mary Carrington, Judith Spencer and Barbara Broughton, grandchildren Alan Broughton, Joanne Melson, Andrea Pikett, Vicki Spencer and Caroline Spencer, great-grandchildren Daniel, Amy, Reece, Jasmine, Finlay, Kylie and Fern and great-great-grandchild Parker James.

During her working life Mrs Broughton worked on a family-run mobile fruit round and at Lovely’s, West Street, Boston. After marriage she was a full-time housewife.

Mrs Broughton was a founder member of the Boston Social Club for the Blind and was made an honorary member in 2010. She was also a committee member and fundraiser.

She enjoyed travelling, walking and wildlife.

Her funeral took place at Kirton Parish Church and was followed by cremation. The service was officiated by the Rev Stuart Dobson.

Chief family mourners were: James Broughton (son) Barbara Broughton and Mary Carrington (daughters), Judith and Martin Spencer (daughter and son-in-law), Alan Broughton (grandson), Joanne Melson (granddaughter), Mr and Mrs S. Pikett (granddaughter and husband), Vicki Spencer and Mark Lawson and Caroline Spencer and Steve Christie (granddaughters and partners), Ivy and David Watson (cousins) and Graham Elsam (nephew).

Unable to attend: Dick Carrington (son-in-law), Graham Melson (granddaughter’s husband) and Lorraine Broughton (grandson’s wife)

Arrangements by F.E. Addlesee and Son.