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We were recently asked if we would be able to help assist in the funeral of a gentleman who had passed away in very sad circumstances.
Andrew "Paddy McGovern" Devine was only 53 when he passed away with no known family.
Paddy had served in 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings) back in the 80's. He had served in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.
I was contacted by The Royal British Legion of Felixstowe to see if I could help as I too had served in The Vikings and had tours of Northern Ireland.
I didn't know Paddy but I couldn't let a former serving soldier have an unattended "Public Health" funeral service.
We are taking on the funeral service and would welcome any former Army personnel, especially former Royal Anglian's to attend the service if they are available.
I wish to thank all those involved who have helped to date.
The service will take place at Ipswich Crematorium on Monday 9th March 2020 at 1.15pm.
Anyone seeking further information are welcome to call us at the funeral home.
Thank you for your support.
David Button Independent Funeral Directors
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