The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Monday 27th September at St Margaret’s Church, Putney.
Following the service refreshments will be held at Cannizaro House (Hotel du vin Wimbledon) to which all guests are warmly invited. Parking is available at both the Church and Cannizaro House. Please note formal black funeral attire is not necessary.
HOW TO GET THERE
FUNERAL SERVICE - 1PM
St Margaret’s Church
Putney Park Lane
St Margaret’s Church is located on Putney Park Lane. Please note if you are coming from the A219 Putney Hill direction, you will need to head to either Putney Heath or the A205 Upper Richmond Road to access the Putney Park Lane.
From A306 Roehampton Lane (coming from the A3): turn into Roehampton High Street, then left onto Dover Park Drive, then right into Crestway which becomes Putney Park Road. The church will be on your right.
From A205 Upper Richmond Road: turn into Dover House Road, then left onto Hawkesbury Road, you will see the church in front of you towards the right.
From Telegraph Road – the church will be opening the gate to Putney Lane that is it at the top of Telegraph Road for people to drive down and park outside the church.
FUNERAL RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE SERVICE
West Side Common
Cannizaro House is located in the grounds of Cannizaro Park just over a mile (25 minute walk) from Wimbledon Station, close to Wimbledon Village.
Driving from St Margaret’s Putney: head towards Putney Heath via Dover Park Drive, turning left on Putney Heath. You can then turn right onto the A219 Tibbet’s Ride until you reach the Tibbet’s Corner roundabout, take the 2nd exit signposted Wimbledon & Merton, A219 (Wimbledon Park Side). Drive towards Wimbledon, then take a right turn onto the B281 Cannizaro Road, then right into West Side Common. Cannizaro House will be on your left.
To my dearest friend
I just don’t have words to say how much I will miss you and the close bond we shared. From the earliest days in the flat above The Midnight Shop in Brompton Road, our lives were linked through our Italian boyfriends, quite an uncommon thing in those days. I will treasure the wonderful memories we made together exploring the world once we had more time for us.
We were so alike you and I, we were accidents waiting to happen, we guided each other throughout our travels. How will I manage not to trip without you behind me to tell me to mind the step?
There will forever be an empty place in my heart without you to turn to.
Sleep tight my bud xx
Dearest Maureen , may you find peace in heaven! It has been a privilege to be your friend and it’s something I will always cherish in my heart knowing that those that we love will always be beside us, until we meet again.
The sweetest soul, full of life and charm. A chatterbox worse than I… you will be so very missed darling girl.
All our love to you, high in the Sky. Shine, always ⭐
We will always cherish our memories with you. Our lunches together, long chats over a cup of tea…
We feel so privileged to have had you in our lives, such a caring and sweet woman.
Even throughout your illness, even on the darkest days, your thoughts were always on others and If everyone else was well.
I had understood that your last message to me was a goodbye. The last time we saw you, you were so frail but we had a great time and we left with our hearts full of love for you, rather hoping a miracle would happen for you.
We will never forget you. Rest in peace Maureen.
All our love and more,
Claudia and Domenico
You were kindest, sweetest person that always thought of others.
You always had the most beautiful smile and I loved spending time with you and mum laughing at you both and how accident prone you both were!
Fly high and shine bright as you did in life
We will fondly remember many happy times together with Maureen. We first met Maureen & Franco when Nicky and our son Gordon were going out together. We liked them enormously and since then Maureen and Franco have very much felt part of our family. Maureen was adored by Olivia and she was very kind to our daughter’s family too. We will all miss you greatly Maureen.
Jane & Jim
Your absence will be felt and your humour will be remembered. Know this, you will be missed by all the lives you have graced. Let our love help your soar in the heavens.
Until we meet again…..
One of the earliest memories I have as a child was the first time we visited you in Wimbledon. You’d collected tadpoles for us all to play with and as someone who had spent most of their time playing next to the A40, this was particularly fascinating! It would be many years later that we visited you, I was 16 years old and can still remember the amazing meal you cooked for us which included a white truffle soup which is still to this day one of the greatest meals I have ever had! You were such a kind and funny person to be around who was full of good humour and always interested in what us kids were up to.
The enduring friendship that you shared with my mother will never be forgotten. It never ceased to amaze me how two women who married into Italian families could be so much better at being Italian than their husbands! You were such a great friend and companion and we’ll always be grateful for your presence in her life. We have so many wonderful photos of you all on your travels and whilst we may not be able to see any new ones, your memory and spirit live on through Nicola and your grandchildren.
Travel in peace and with all our love xxx
You have left us with so many wonderful memories of time spent together. We are so thankful for kindness you gave us and our family over the years and your supportive nature. You will be dearly missed.
With love, Lori & Claudio
Dearest Maureen you were always such a sweet,funny caring person, and although we hadn’t seen each other for many years I still have fond memories of times spent together back in the good old days .
Now you have earned your wings, fly high sweet girl finally at peace and pain free
Love Wendy and Mario x
Dear Maureen my cousin.
Gone far too soon. Many happy memories when we were young playing at Nana Docks. You are greatly missed
Dear Maureen, my lovely cousin, we didn’t get together often ,but when we did ,we always had fun . You never changed at all throughout the years .You were always gentle and kind and family orientated.
I have fond memories of playing together at Nana Dock’s and of meeting up as teenagers ,when I lived in London for a while. I particularly remember you lending me suitable clothes to go to a very posh restaurant.
I was so pleased that we were able to get together more recently too and particularly enjoyed the day with your lovely family.
Sleep peacefully lovely lady xx