NINETY-one-year-old Hilda Mary Green, of Jubilee Court, March, and formerly of Ramsey Road, Benwick, died at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon. She was born in Benwick, the only daughter of Fred and Alice Shaw. Following in her parents footsteps, she w
NINETY-one-year-old Hilda Mary Green, of Jubilee Court, March, and formerly of Ramsey Road, Benwick, died at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.
She was born in Benwick, the only daughter of Fred and Alice Shaw. Following in her parents' footsteps, she was caretaker of Benwick School, the village hall, and the Methodist Chapel. She also worked on the land, and at the Boot and Slipper pub in Benwick.
Her many interests included gardening and cooking. She was renowned for the hundreds of mince pies she made every year. She also enjoyed making tapestry cushions and rugs and doing jigsaw puzzles.
She was a member of Benwick Over Sixties Club, Mothers' Union, and Women's Institute. She also served with the Royal British Legion and received an award for selling poppies for more than 25 years.
Most of her life was spent in Benwick. She was married to Jim, who died in 1988 after 51 years of marriage. The couple had two sons, Roy, of Chatteris, who died in 1997, and Tony, of Ramsey Road, Benwick, and three grandchildren.
Mrs Green moved to Jubilee Court, March, in 2004. Until just before her death, Mrs Green travelled to Benwick to attend Over Sixties' meetings.
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The funeral service took place at Doddington Parish Church, followed by burial at Benwick Cemetery.