Here are the death announcements carried in the Reading Chronicle last week.

Dorothy Margaret Harris (Nee Douglas)

Dorothy Margaret Harris (Nee Douglas) passed away on 27th January 2021 at Casa Di Lusso Care Home, Bridgwater. Formerly of Woodley and former employee of Huntley and Palmers and Parslows Bakery. Beloved Wife of the late David, much loved Mother and Grandmother. A private funeral will take place. Flowers welcome. Donations if desired for Dementia UK can be made online at or sent to H Biffen & Sons Ltd. 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater Tel: 01278 423333.

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Donald John Freeston

Donald John Freeston passed away peacefully on 30th January 2021 aged 87 years. Donald will now be reunited with his Devoted Wife Kitty. Donald will be sadly missed by loving Daughter Karen, all his Family and Friends. Donations in memory of Donald for Alzheimer's Society or The Royal Signals Charity may be made via All enquiries to A B Walker Tel: 0118 9573650.

Jeanette Graham Hopkin

Jeanette Graham Hopkin, originally from Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, passed away at Royal Berkshire Hospital on Monday 8th February, aged 76. Now reunited with her beloved husband Ray, Jeanette will be sadly missed by her extended family and all her friends. Funeral service will be available to watch livestream on Friday 26th February at 1.15pm. All enquiries to A.B. Walker Tel. 0118 947 7007. Donations if desired to MacMillan Cancer Support and Sue Ryder may be made at

Lilian May Southgate

Lilian May Southgate passed away peacefully on 9th February 2021, aged 102 years. A loving mother to Pauline & Carol, devoted grandmother to Mandy, Linda, Vince & Melvin and caring great grandmother to Bradley, Daniel & Hannah. Lil will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Private family funeral service, however flowers welcome. All details can be found at or Tel, AB Walker, Tilehurst, 0118 304 0068.

John Griffiths

John Griffiths passed away suddenly at home in Hereford on 30th January 2021. He was a much loved Husband, Dad and Grandad. Proprietor of John Griffiths Ltd for over 40 years in Caversham. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. There will be a private funeral service to celebrate John's life. All enquiries to Shayne Hogg Funeral Services 01432 341871.

Irene (Jane) Lynn

Irene (Jane) Lynn passed away peacefully on Saturday 6th February at her home address of Charles Clore Court, aged 97 years.

Mary Riley

Mary Riley died peacefully at home on 30th January in the presence of Radar and Molly, her beloved greyhounds. A much loved sister, aunty, great aunt and friend, she touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. The family thank you for all the messages of sympathy and the staff who provided exemplary care during her illness. If you wish, please donate to Sue Ryder or The Greyhound Trust in her memory.

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Judy Elizabeth Batty

Judy Elizabeth Batty passed away at Royal Berkshire Hospital on Friday 29th January, aged 78. Beloved wife of Brian and mother to Nick and Robert, Judy will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will be held at Reading Crematorium on Saturday 20th February. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired in Judy's memory to Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation may be made via

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