THE LIFE of a “very well-known and loved” gypsy has been commemorated by friends and family.

Maureen Light died at her Bordon home on August 28, aged 77.

She was born in Bognor and later lived in gypsy wagons in Hogmoor Road, Bordon.

Maureen married Jimmy Light and was mum to eight children – Jimmy, Joey, Ellen, Margi, Tina and William, while two of Maureen’s children died, according to her daughter Tina.

She also had “so many” grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tina continued.

For the past three years, Maureen had lived in Oak Lodge, Bordon, where she died.

Tina, 50, who lives in Headley, told the Herald: “Mum was very well known and loved and was a kind hearted person.

“Mum was such a lovely person – she would have helped anyone.

“She will be sadly missed.”

Mourners gathered at Oak Lodge on Friday (September 27) for the procession along Forest Road. Family and friends walked behind the horse-drawn hearse and bagpiper.

They were followed by two limousines and made their way to All Saints Parish Church, Headley, where the funeral took place.

Tina thanked Thorne-Leggett funeral directors and the organiser of the horses.