Councillor’s life marked with memorial service

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A MEMORIAL service will celebrate the life of a well-loved woman tomorrow.

Mary Moss, known as Anne, who lived in Hill Head for 60 years, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 92.

Both Anne and her late husband, Patrick Moss, served as councillors for the Crofton ward of Fareham Borough Council.

She was also a committee member of the Hill Head Residents’ Association, a school governor and a fundraiser for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

She began supporting the charity when her daughter, Jane, lost her hearing, but was forced to give up raising money when her health deteriorated due to Alzheimer’s.

The former councillor was awarded with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2012, for her work with people with hearing impairment.

She was previously the churchwarden of St Edmund’s Church, Crofton and later went on to join St Faith’s Church, Lee-on-the-Solent.

She was born in Sri Lanka as her father was a tea planter and came to England at the age of seven.

Anne was a keen sports enthusiast, who played hockey for Sri Lanka and the Isle of Wight and had been a member of Lee Tennis Club for over 60 years, playing both tennis and squash.

Anne, who died Tuesday, March 25, leaves behind her son Nigel, daughter-in-law Linda, grandson James, his wife Alexandra and their children, Isabella, Sebastian and Jemima, and grandson Jonathan and his wife Katie.

The service will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at St Faith’s Church, Lee-on-the-Solent at 2pm.

Everyone who knew Anne is welcome to attend.

Afterwards there will be a burial at Crofton Cemetery, Stubbington at 3pm and a buffet following in the Bulson Hall, Lee-on-the-Solent.