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Roberts, Neville

The funeral was held recently (28th May) for Neville Vincent Roberts of Wincham who died on 12th May 2012, aged 79 years. Neville was born in Liverpool and would have been 80 on June 3rd Diamond Jubilee Day. He was the youngest of four children; always called “Nivvy”. He played football for Liverpool School Boys and was a popular amateur goalkeeper. He started work in the Post Office as a telegram boy and was employed there for 45 years. During the 70’s and 80’s, Neville was very well-known on the club circuits in and around Liverpool, he also did a lot of charity work and was Entertainments Secretary at Rainhill Ex-Services Club. Neville married Dorothy in 1990 and came to live in Hartford. In 1996 they moved to Wincham and he became Parish Councillor for some years. He loved his garden and won the Best Kept Garden competition in 1999. One of the loves of his life, was Liverpool Football Club, he had been a supporter since being a boy. He ran the “Chin Up Club” coach trips, which were always popular, his candlelight Cabarets brought in artists from Liverpool. Neville did voluntary work at Crewe Lyceum and had many friends there, he also helped at Witton Albion Football Club. He loved Christmas and brought happiness to many children, by being Father Christmas at the Catholic Christmas Fayre, he also ran his “Bill and Ben” stall. Neville leaves his wife Dorothy and step-daughter Tracey. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Barnton followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. Father James Farrell was the celebrant. Family flowers were received and donations for Ward 5, Leighton Hospital. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green, Northwich.

Roberts Neville

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