Here are the family announcements carried in the Stroud News and Journal this week.


BARR Suzanne Merelyn

Of Oakridge

Peacefully on 13th November, aged 85 years.

A beloved Mother, Grandmother and Friend.

A funeral ceremony will be held in the barn at Limbricks Farm, Waterlane, Oakridge, GL6 7PN, on Monday 22nd November at 12.00 noon.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Sue Ryder Care - Leckhampton Hospice c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Old Bussage Garage, Bussage, GL6 8BA or donate online at:

Parking is available, but may require a short walk.

Please dress warmly and sensibly.


Kinesiologist, bridge player, writer and wonderful friend, died at home on Wednesday 3rd November, aged 83.

Her burial will be on 19th November at Brimscombe Cemetery.

Family and invited friends only.

No flowers but donations if desired can be made to Longfield Hospice, c/o Family Tree Funerals, 1 Middle Street, Stroud, GL5 1DZ or online at:

LUSTY Natasha Dawn


Formerly of Humphreys Close, Randwick, Stroud.

Peacefully on 9th November 2021 at Oldbury House Care Centre, Eastington, Stonehouse.

Beloved Wife of the late Eddie Lusty. Loving Mother of Philip and Christina and Sister of Thea and Daphne.

A celebration of Dawn’s Life will take place at Cheltenham Crematorium (Willow Chapel) on Monday 29th November at 12.30pm.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) Dementia UK c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0DQ or donate online at:


(nee Martucci)

Sadly on Monday 1st November Lucia passed away peacefully.

Beloved wife of the late Michael, treasured mother of Susan, Andrew and Christine, adored Nonna of James, Sophie, Josh and Adam and cherished mother in law of Caroline and Paul.

The funeral service will be held at The Church at The Immaculate Conception, Beeches Green on Thursday 25th November at 10.00am followed by committal at Willow Chapel Cheltenham Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) The Stroke Association UK c/o Philip Ford, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos GL5 4ES Tel: 01453 763592.


Of Brownshill.

Sadly passed away after a short illness on 9th November 2021 aged 77.

Much loved husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Funeral Service at Gloucester Crematorium on Thursday 2nd December at 10 am.

Family flowers only.

Donations in lieu of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf c/o Philip Ford & Son Funeral Directors, Stroud, GL5 4ES.

RYAN William


Of the Stirrup Cashes Green Formerly Erin Park

Sadly Passed away at Home on 4th November, aged 93 years.

Beloved Pop of Will and Carmel and Grampy to Emma.

Funeral Service to be held at The Immaculate Conception Beeches Green 11am on Tuesday 30th November followed by Burial at Stroud Cemetery.

All welcome.