Death of golfer Eileen, 90, described as the ‘end of an era’

Sadly missed: Eileen Green

Sadly missed: Eileen Green

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The death of a 90-year-old woman from Chorley has been described as the ‘end of an era’.

Eileen Mary Green passed away on August 19 after a short illness.

Her funeral is being arranged by her nephew Chris Livesey, of Livesey’s Funeral Directors, in Bolton Street.

Eileen joined the family business, which dates back to 1848, when her brother was called to war and her father wanted to teach her how to work for the firm.

Mr Livesey said: “The death of my auntie really does mark the end of an era; she was the last of her generation.”

Eileen originally opened a baby shop in St Thomas’s Road, after being educated at Miss Stones and training at Secretarial College.

She kept in touch with some of her school friends for more than 85 years, and also worked at the Trustee’s (now Lloyds TSB) in the town.

She lived in Windsor Close and Cowling Road in Chorley, before moving to Standish.

Eileen met and married Horace Burwell Green, a local estate agent and valuer, when he was serving in the RAF.

She also enjoyed playing golf, and won a few competitions in her time.

Mr Livesey said: “After a lesson with the pro at Hall o’ the Hill, he suggested Eileen compete in club competitions and she won a few.

“This led to the accolade of Lady Captain, a position she repeated as the Centenary Lady Captain at Hall o’ the Hill, and she became a founder member of the Captain of Captain’s only recently, attending a dinner despite her gradually failing health.”

Eileen will be sadly missed by her daughter Pauline, grandchildren Giles and Victoria, and the wider family and friends, including those she still held dear from childhood.

The funeral service will be held at Chorley Parish Church of St Laurence on Thursday, September 8 at 12.30pm, followed by interment in the family grave at Chorley Cemetery.

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