The funeral has taken place of Mary Doreen Pietsch, aged 83, widow of the late Frank and very special and much loved mum of Angela and Andrew. Doreen was born in Manchester and moved to Budworth at the age of eight. Following school and a secretarial course at Verdin Technical College she commenced work at I.C.I. Winnington where she met her husband Frank. Both were staunch Manchester United supporters and cricket enthusiasts, being members of Lancashire County Cricket Club. They spent many holidays touring Europe by car, especially in Italy. Some years ago Doreen became a volunteer with Northwich Samaritans. Fairly recently she achieved thirty years as a member of the Union of Catholic Mothers at St Wilfrid’s Church. Doreen had many friends whose friendship she valued greatly and health permitting, always lived her life to the full. She never forgot her roots, visiting Manchester as often as she could. The service at St Wilfrid’s R.C. Church, Northwich was conducted by Revd Father Patrick Munroe, prior to committal at Walton Lea Crematorium. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green, Northwich.