In Loving Memory of


Margaret (Phyllis) French

Formerly of Canning Town, London and Athea, Co Limerick, Eire 

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 1st March 2023. 

Sadly missed by her heartbroken family – daughters Joanne and Donna, son-in-laws Philip and Neil and her grandchildren Mya and Harry, sister Joan, brothers Mick, Billy and Pa as well as all her nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Phyllis will be received by Fr Martin Fletcher and her family at St Mary Mother of God  RC Church, Hornchurch at 4.30pm on Monday 20th March, with funeral mass at 11am on Tuesday 21st March. Burial will take place at Manor Park Cemetry.
Then all welcome to the Golden Fleece, Capel Road, Manor Park for funeral reception. 


If you would like to send flowers please forward to 

CRIBBS AND SONS (by Monday 20th March)

24 The Broadway, Hornchurch, RM12 4RW

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand


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Nothing but warm memories of you Auntie Phyll.    I’ll always think of the times we all spent together with your lovely hugs and your laughter. You and my mum cooking dinner, chatting and having fun are memories that I will always cherish. It’s your time to rest now after being such a hard working lady.    Sleep peacefully Auntie Phyll. Resting your soul in heaven with much love. 🌻   Sincere condolences to my cousins Joanne and Donna, you had a lovely mum and she will always be within your hearts and memories although such a loss can be hard to bare. Love and thoughts to all of Auntie Phylls family and friends xx                                                                                    …


To my lovely Auntie Phyllis I have so many happy memories of you. Such a kind, gentle and caring lady with a warming smile. As a family, we spent quite a bit of time together when i was growing up….who can forget the New Year parties in your flat? You have had to fight so hard over recent years, it’s now time for you to rest. You are now back with Uncle Jim. My thoughts are with Joanne & Donna and their families at this sad time. Sending love, hugs and condolences Trevor xx …

John & Ann Keane, Shanagolden

Thinking of all the good times had in Shanagolden with Phil & Jim, together now forever in heaven. There was always a great anticipation when Mike heard Phil was coming to visit. Great banter was had between them. You are missed, Phil. Our deepest sympathies to Joanne, Donna, and families, we will be with you in spirit and thinking of you all over the coming days. All our love from brother Mike, John, Ann, Susan, Shona and families.  …

Joyce O’Connor

Dear Donna & Joanne I’m very sorry for your loss, Phyllis was a lovely mom and grandmother. I shall always remember her as a good friend to me. All my love Joyce xxx …

Moreland House Carehome

Phyllis came to us four years ago and from the moment she arrived she brought with her a ray of light. She made friends easily and brightened each day with her smile, fantastic sense of humour and her cheeky ways. We at Moreland house have so very many wonderful and fun memories of Phyllis. I know I speak for all of us when i say that Phyllis shall remain forever in our hearts. …

Nicola Macro

Phyllis, my second mum. Your door, arms and heart were always open. A true nurturing lady – You cooked me many lovely roast dinners and you will always be remembered in our house for your egg mayonnaise sandwiches. As I grew older, I enjoyed your cheekiness and sense of humour. Such a strong resilient lady, you fought till the end. You loved your family so much, I hope you knew exactly how much you were loved by everyone. With great affection and love, Nicola …

O’Sullivan Family Athea

Our beautiful Aunty Phil what can I say there are not enough words in the dictionary. She was such a fighter and fought to the very end.  The sweetest funniest and kindest person I ever met.  Loved seen her and Dad be together the love ❤️ they had for each other along with the rogery.  She was a very special person to us all.  She will be missed.  She was one in a million.  Our condolences to her two beautiful daughters Donna and Joanne and all the Family.  RIP beautiful lady I hope you are with all your beautiful Family in Heaven 😘🤗 This was the last picture they had together before Dad passed.  🥰 Love Joan, Dan, Mary, Martina, Ann Marie & Liam.  …

Aunt chrissie and the mulvihill family Athea

Remembering phyll with great affection. all the fun times we had. may you rest in peace. condolences to Donna and Joanne and the extended family. fond memories of a lovely lady. Good night sleep well  …

patricia Mulvihill Quinn Athea

Remembering you phyll for the lovely lady you are. so jolly and full of fun. condolences to Donna Joanne and extended family. may your gentle soul rest in peace. sleep tight lovely lady. we will remember you with great affection  …

Clare and Liam O'Connor

Phyllis was a real force of nature and had a wonderful sense of humour and cheeky smile. A strong memory for us is our time in St Lucia . The”mums” had a favourite pool that they sat by and as the week went by we called it the mums pool and it was part of our routine to call by and have a chat with the mums .a lovely lady feisty and humorous and a big character always leaves a big hole  xxx …