Former mayor to be laid to rest

John Grainger pictured with his wife Audrey
John Grainger pictured with his wife Audrey

The funeral of a former mayor of Daventry was held today (Thursday).

John Grainger served as mayor of the town between 1981 and 1982. His funeral was held at the Holy Cross Church from 12.30pm, with a private cremation held afterwards.

Mr Grainger passed away at Northampton General Hospital on Monday, January 5 at the age of 74. In addition to his spell as mayor, he was also the secretary of the Southbrook Community Association.

He was married to Audrey with whom Mr Grainger celebrated 50 years of marriage.

He also leaves behind four children Lynne, Mark, Andrew and Stewart.

Donations in memory for The British Heart Foundation or Diabetes UK can be given to John Ward and Son in Daventry’s High Street.