Here are the death announcements carried in the Reading Chronicle the past week:

Rita Williams

Rita Williams peacefully passed away after a short illness at the Royal Berkshire Hospital on 30th October 2020 aged 73 years. A loving Mum to Paul and Clare and Milly to Gavin. Rita will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place on Thursday 19th November Family flowers only please. Donations if desired in memory of Rita to Dementia UK may be made via All enquiries to A.B Walker 0118 9573650.

Molly Hale (Nee Williams)

Molly Hale (nee Williams) passed away peacefully at Lakeside Care Home on Tuesday the 27th of October. Funeral to take place at Reading Crematorium. Much loved and missed Mother and Grandmother. Treasured Forever.

Colin Henry Broadbent

Colin Henry Broadbent: Colin's family are so sad to announce his death on Saturday, 31st October, aged 94. He went peacefully in his sleep at home. He was a lovely, kind, gentle man. A wonderful husband, dad, grandad and great grandad. We loved him and will miss him so much.

Betty White (Nee Simmonds)

Betty White (nee Simmonds), formally of Caversham, Reading. Passed away in Fareham, Hants on 8th October 2020. Aged 90. Will be missed by her family and friends. The Funeral has taken place.

Iris Rolfe

Iris Rolfe passed away peacefully on 29th October 2020 at Royal Berkshire Hospital aged 89. A much-loved Mum to Roger and Wendy and Nan to Melissa and Elliot. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A private funeral service will be attended by family only on Tuesday 17th November. Flowers welcome, sent to A.B. Walker, 36 Eldon Road, Reading RG1 4DL Donations in Iris' memory for Cancer Research UK may be made via All enquiries to A.B. Walker. Tel: 0118 957 3650.

David Heffernan

David Heffernan passed away peacefully at the Royal Berkshire Hospital on 3rd November 2020 aged 63 years. Much loved brother and uncle. David will be sadly missed by all family and many friends. Donations in memory of David may be made for the Duchess of Kent Hospice via All enquiries to A B Walker & Son Ltd., Tilehurst Branch. Tel: 0118 304 0068.

Eric Smith

Eric Smith, formerly of Caversham Park Village Passed peacefully away on Saturday 31st October 2020, aged 98 years. Husband of Eileen and the late Josephine, father of Philip, Andrew and the late Tessa, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be loved and missed by those who knew him. The funeral Service will be held in the South Chapel, Reading Crematorium on Wednesday 18th November. Due to the current situation, only immediate family are able to attend. If you would like to watch the service online, please contact Miles & Daughters Funeral Directors for information. Family flowers only please, however donations may be made in Eric's memory to the Macular Society. All enquiries c/o Miles & Daughters Funeral Directors, Tamela House, 157-161 Caversham Road, Reading. RG1 8BB. Tel 0118 959 0022.