In the past seven days, there have been 47 death notices published in the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star, including a former mayor and a dental surgeon.

Each week, our publications share the death notices and funeral announcements from families of loved ones who have passed away in our county.

As well as appearing in print, our death notice pages will remain online as a lasting tribute to the memory of those we have lost.

Anyone who wishes to send their own message of condolence can do so by visiting the deceased's death notice page.

Some choose to have a full obituary to their loved on in the newspaper. If you would like a tribute to your loved one written in the newspaper, you can do so by contacting obituary writer Abygail Fossett by emailing

Here are the most recent notices placed in the EADT and Ipswich Star:

Tessa Jean West

Tessa Jean West, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 9. 

Read Tessa Jean West's full death notice 

Jennifer Ann Garrard 

Jennifer Ann Garrard died peacefully on May 19. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and sister to her five brothers. 

Read Jennifer Ann Garrard's full death notice 

Mary Lilian Fairhead OBE

A former councillor and mayor of Colchester, Mary Fairhead died aged 94 on May 18.

Read Mary Lilian Fairhead's full death notice

Brian William Ellinor

Brian William Ellinor, a much loved father and grandfather, died on May 18, aged 77.

Read Brian William Ellinor's full death notice

Henry Malcolm Bowling

Henry Malcolm Bowling, a former dental surgeon, cricketer, golfer and birdwatcher, died aged 99 on May 15. 

Read Henry Malcolm Bowling's full death notice

Jean Joyce Chapman

JEAN JOYCE CHAPMAN has sadly passed away 6th May, aged 88 years. Jean was a former Mayoress of Hadleigh, and will be kindly remembered by all those who knew her.

Read JEAN JOYCE CHAPMAN's full death notice

Jennifer Mary Workman

JENNIFER MARY WORKMAN (née Warner) died peacefully at Woodbridge Lodge, on May 24th, 2024, aged 89. Beloved wife of Stanley, mum to Janet, Carole and Kevin, and a much loved grandma and great grandma.

Read Jennifer Mary Workman's full death notice

Eileen Free

Eileen Free passed away peacefully on 21st May, 2024, in Ipswich Hospital, aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Peter and a much loved Mum to Perry.

Read Eileen Free's full death notice

Denise Jones

DENISE JONES Denise sadly passed away peacefully at home on 23rd May, 2024, with her family around her.

Read Denise Jones' full death notice

Geoffrey William Allison

GEOFFREY WILLIAM ALLISON passed away peacefully in Ipswich Hospital on Saturday 18th May, 2024. He will be sadly missed by all his loving family.

Read Geoffrey William Allison's full death notice

Graham John Gooderham

GRAHAM JOHN GOODERHAM It is with great sadness that the family of Graham announces his unexpected passing on Sunday 19th May 2024, at Magdalen House, aged 74. He will be remembered by Clarry, his loving wife of 52 years, his sons Richard, Malcolm, Adrian, Andrew and Michael, along with their wives, and his grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Read Graham John Gooderham's full death notice

Antony Finbow 

ANTHONY FINBOW's family would like to thank their family, friends and neighbours for their kind messages of sympathy following the sad loss of Tony.

Read ANTHONY FINBOW'S full death notice 

Bernard Wilfred 'Dudley' Kemp

Bernard Wilfred 'Dudley' Kemp passed away peacefully at home in Long Melford on 16th May, 2024, surrounded by his family. Loving husband to Paddy. Dear father of Catherine and John. Grandad of Amelia.

Read Bernard Wilfred 'Dudley' Kemp's full death notice

Ruth Dore

Ruth Dore, formerly of London, peacefully passed away on Saturday 18th May, 2024, aged 98, supported by her dear friend Katherine. A loving Aunt to Andrew and Martin, devoted member of the Woodbridge Art Community and a friend to many.

Read Ruth Dore's full death notice

Anthony Peter Hough

Anthony Peter Hough passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th May, after a short battle with Dementia. He will be terribly missed by his loving wife Maria, his three sons Andrew, David, Matthew and their families as well as his sisters Jane and Sue.

Read Anthony Peter Hough's full death notice

Audrey Louisa Batley

Audrey Louisa Batley sadly passed away on 10th May, 2024, aged 97 years. Former secretary at Felixstowe police station.

Read Audrey Louisa Batley's full death notice

Malcolm Charles Laver

Malcolm Charles Laver passed away peacefully at Finborough Court Pilgrim Home on 18th May, 2024 aged 87 years. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Read Malcolm Charles Laver's full death notice


Margaret Cook, also known as Parkinson, passed away peacefully on 13th May, 2024. Loving mum and nan, will be sadly missed by all.

Read Margaret Cook's full death notice

Thomas Geoffrey Dinsdale

Thomas Geoffrey Dinsdale passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday 29th May, aged 86. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandad and great grandad.

Read Thomas Geoffrey Dinsdale's full death notice


Nicolas Robinson died on 8th May, 2024, aged 70 years.

Read Nicolas Robinson's full death notice

Nancy Stella Kersey

NANCY STELLA KERSEY died aged 95 years, on 27th May, 2024, at Allonsfield House, Campsea Ashe, formerly of Saxmundham. Much beloved Mum, Mother-in-Law and Grandmother.

Read NANCY STELLA KERSEY'S full death notice

Yvonne Mary Mudd

Yvonne Mary Mudd passed away peacefully at home on 23rd May, 2024, aged 84 years. A much loved wife of the late Peter, loving mum to Sarah and Sid and grandmother and great grandmother.

Read Yvonne Mary Mudd's full death notice

Elaine Howlett

ELAINE HOWLETT suddenly passed away on 27th May, 2024, aged 74 years. Much loved Wife, Mum, Nannie and Great Nannie.

Read Elaine Howlett's full death notice

Richard Woodward 

RICHARD WOODWARD sadly passed away on May 23rd, 2024, aged 62 years. Loving husband to Lesley, adored dad to Sammi. 

Read Richard Woodward's full death notice

Christina Stuart White 

Christina Stuart White, known to many as 'Cissie', died on May 12th, 2024, "91 years old and as bright as a button to the sudden end".

Read CHRISTINA STUART WHITE'S full death notice

Joy Holder

Joy Holder (née Parry) passed away very peacefully on May 27th, 2024, aged 91. Beloved wife of the late Peter, a much loved mum to Tim, Karen, Gary and Andrew. 

Read Joy Holder's full death notice

Max Andrews 

Max Andrews passed away peacefully at his home on 30th May 2024 surrounded by his loved ones, aged 75 years. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. A great friend to many.

Read Max Andrews's full death notice

Henry Birt

Henry Birt died on February 26, aged 86. His family thanks their friends and family for their messages of sympathy, and all those who made generous donations to a total of £870, which has been divided between St Elizabeth Hospice and Woolverstone Ward at Ipswich Hospital.

Read Henry Birt's full death notice

Reginald John Turner

Reginald John Turner passed peacefully away 21st May, 2024. Loving Husband to Wendy, Dad to Kerry, Graham and Bob, Gramps to 6 Grandchildren and Great Gramps to 8 Great Grandchildren. 

Read Reginald John Turner's full death notice

Christine Margaret Kitson

Christine Margaret Kitson died peacefully at Ipswich Hospital on Friday 17th May, 2024, aged 74 years. Much loved wife of the late Alan, mother and sister. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Read Christine Margaret Kitson's full death notice

John Everett Proctor

John Everett Proctor passed away peacefully in West Suffolk Hospital on 20th May, 2024, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Thelma, much loved father, grandfather and friend.

Read John Everett Proctor's full death notice

Pamela Edmonds

Pamela Edmonds passed away after a long illness on 25th May, 2024. Beloved wife to Richard and friend to many, she will be sadly missed.

Read Pamela Edmonds' full death notice

Jean Brenda Mark

Jean Brenda Mark died on 23rd May, 2024, following a short stay in West Suffolk Hospital. A much loved wife of the late Dougie, mum, nanny and great nanny at the age of 88. 

Read Jean Brenda Mark's full death notice

Rosemary Whife

Rosemary Whife passed away peacefully at Ipswich Hospital on May 21st, 2024, aged 89. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Read Rosemary Whife's full death notice

Jill Davey

JILL DAVEY passed away peacefully at home with her family on May 25th, 2024, aged 88 years. Loving Mother to Paul, Debbie and Susan, caring Grandmother to James and Emily.

Read Jill Davey's full death notice

Keith Bernard Steward

Keith Bernard Steward passed away peacefully at home, after a short illness on 23rd May, 2024, aged 88. Darling husband to Maureen, loving dad to Tracey and Natalie, father-in-law to Robert, much loved grandad to Jordan and Hannah and friend to many.

Read Keith Bernard Steward's full death notice

Sheila Mills

Sheila Mills passed away on 29th May, in Ipswich Hospital, after a period of illness. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Laura, her son-in-law Luk, her grandchildren Maya and Casper, her devoted dog Mackenzie, and her friends and extended family in Scotland and Devon. 

Read Sheila Mills' full death notice

Joan Seaman

Joan Seaman's family posted a notice on Joan's birthday, wishing her well from all her loved ones. 

Read Joan Seaman's full death notice

Kathleen Harsant

KATHLEEN HARSANT'S family also posted a notice to wish her a happy birthday, writing: "It matters not how many years, There's still the heartache, still the tears. Sadness and sorrow is not for a day, It's been with us all since you went away."

Read Kathleen Harsant's full death notice

Richard Bryan Mayes

RICHARD BRYAN MAYES passed away peacefully at home on 27th May, 2024, aged 85 years. Much loved Husband of Kathy, dearly loved Dad of Lucie and Rachel, and Son-in-laws Steven and Keith. 

Read RICHARD BRYAN MAYES' full death notice

Brenda Mary Hatton 

BRENDA MARY HATTON passed away on 23 May, 2024, at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, aged 87 years. Wife of the late Edward Wallace Hatton and mother to Julie. Brenda will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Read BRENDA MARY HATTON'S full death notice

Gladys Glendinning

Gladys Glendinning passed away on May 22nd, 2024, aged 91 years. A loving wife to the late Robert. Mother to Valerie, John and Edward and a much loved mother-in-law, grandma and great grandma. 

Read Gladys Glendinning's full death notice

Brian Eric French

Brian Eric French passed away peacefully on Friday 17th May, 2024, aged 76 years. Loving husband to Julie, much loved dad, grandad, brother, uncle and friend. 

Read Brian Eric French's full death notice

Debra Godfrey

Debra Godfrey passed away suddenly on the 15th May, 2024, at Ipswich Hospital, aged 62 years. Partner to Barry, mum to Rachael, step-mum to Kieren, grandma to Brooke, Mia, Lewis and Jamie. 

Read Debra Godfrey's full death notice

Richard Edwin Annis

Richard Edwin Annis sadly passed away on the 18th May, aged 74 years. He will be deeply missed by his Wife, two Sons, Granddaughter, three Sisters and the extended Families. 

Read Richard Edwin Annis' full death notice