Maria Elizabeth O'Hare

Born 25 July 1964, Bury
Died 9 April 2018, Radcliffe

Our Shining Star!

Maria was the loving Wife of Nic, wonderful Mother to Ruby, devoted daughter of Patricia and a loyal friend to many.

Maria passed away peacefully holding our hands on the morning of Monday the 9th of April 2018, in Bury Hospice. Although she was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2017, she didn’t think about death as she was too busy living (always with a big glass of lemonade by her side.)

Maria often filled the room with laughter due to her natural, incredible sense of humour, be it at home, work, with her patients or in a room full of strangers. She was truly a one in a million, the brightest light in our lives, our shining star.

Mum was our best friend and will be missed dearly, for the rest of our lives. Although she was gone to a better place now, we will have memories that will be cherished forever. It goes without saying she will not be forgotten, after all who could forget her booming laugh and pink bonce!

We love you Mum.

Bury Hospice provided outstanding care to both my Mum and our family. This did not go unnoticed by my Mum. Therefore (as per Mum’s request) we have provided a link to Bury Hospice below if anyone wishes to make a donation in lieu of flowers. We have requested that only family flowers are to be at the funeral, Thank you.

The dress code is colourful as Mum hated anyone in Black and would want us to celebrate her life in this way.

All are welcome to both the funeral and the wake.

Details are below:

Wednesday 18th of April 2018 - 2:30PM

Radcliffe Crematorium (East Lancashire Crematorium)

Cemetery Road


Greater Manchester

M26 4EU

Wake: 3:30PM

Hare and Hounds Pub

170 Outwood Rd



M26 1BG

Latest condolences

Maria- kind, funny, loving, smiling, giving, happy, sharing, working hard, living large but most of all- Maria❤️ Rest In Peace Maria you deserve no less xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Tina   26/04/2018

GreetingMaria you made us all laugh so much - sometimes my face hurt ! I often laughed all the way home and even in the middle of the night about your zany antics and jokes...See more
Maureen R  17/04/2018

Greeting“I’m not being funny but”
Did you know Maria O’Hare
..See more
Christine Greenway   16/04/2018

GreetingWhat can you say about Maria? She was a larger than life character and I thank the English Lord that I knew her...See more
Michelle O’ Donnell   15/04/2018

GreetingMarie you was an amazing person bringing fun and laughter into our lives and the work place your sense of humour was special never to be forgotten sleep well Marie xxx❤️
Laura Jackson   15/04/2018

A larger than life character who will be sadly missed by those who knew her xx
Simon Trewartha  14/04/2018

GreetingMaria, since hearing the news of your sad passing, my thoughts and prayers with all those who loved you most...See more
Bridie Breen  14/04/2018

Such a lovely lady. R.I.P Maria ♥️
Ann Farrar Neill  14/04/2018

GreetingSo sorry for your loss Maria such a beautiful lady inside and out...See more
Sheila Crossley  14/04/2018

GreetingGreat lady, where she got her energy from was unbelievable...See more
Irene Bennett  14/04/2018

View all condolences Add a greeting

Funeral information

Service and committal at Radcliffe Crematorium on Wednesday 18 April at 2.30pm

Location of Cremation
Radcliffe Crematorium,Cemetery Road,M26 4EU,Radcliffe

Give donation

Donate in memory of Maria Elizabeth to

Bury Hospice

in partnership with


Light a candle

Tina xx

Maureen R

Christine Greenway

Laura Jackson

Michelle O'Donnell

Tyler Ellis xx

Ann Farrar Neill

Irene Bennett

Wardle family xx

The Harris Family

Please type the text that appears in the image below
Text in image
RefreshNew code
   Hear it

Show all lit candles

Follow Maria Elizabeth's memorial Page