In the latter years of Father Lawton's illness that eventually led to his retirement as Parish Priest, Marie faithfully kept the parish going. Marie could be relied upon to sort things out: arrange supply priests, deal with undertakers for funerals, see parents wanting their children baptised, talk to couples who were planning to be married. You name it and Marie was there at the fore to lend a helping hand.
She will be sadly missed in the parish and beyond not just for her work at St Marie's but also for the many kindnesses that she showed to people over the years.
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE AND RISE IN GLORY