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James Rodney ATHERTON

Published on 04/07/2024

ATHERTON James Rodney of Little Lever It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James, affectionately known as Jimmy, following a short illness on 28th June 2024, aged 82. Beloved husband of the late Christine, devoted father to Sharon, and cherished grandad to Thomas and Daniel. Jimmy was a loving brother to Rita and brother-in-law to Tony, and the late Tom (Christine's brother). He will be dearly missed by his niece Julie, nephew Anthony, and great nieces and nephews Joseph, Charlotte, Phoebe, Emma, and James. A good friend to many, Jimmy's presence in our lives will be deeply missed. The service will be at Overdale Crematorium West Chapel, BL1 5BU on Friday July 12th at 10am. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired cheques made payable to Bolton NHS Foundation Trust may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Directors, Herbert Street, Little Lever, BL3 1LU or online via the family's memorial page which can be found at


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