Gogglebox’s Mary ‘sang at her funeral’ as family pay tribute to ‘amazing woman’
Tributes poured in for lateGoggleboxstar Mary Cook after family and friends said an emotional goodbye to the TV icon earlier today.
Mourners came together to honour one of the nation’s most loved sofa pundits after she passed away in August, aged 92.
Mary and her whip-smart comments had been a huge hit with Gogglebox fans ever since she first appeared on the series alongside her pal Marina Wingrove, who she met at a retirement village over a decade ago.
Mary never failed to entertain viewers of the smashChannel 4show, and that continued at her funeral, where she sang herself off.
A recording of her own singing was played as her loved ones gave her a fitting farewell at South Bristol Crematorium this morning.
She gave a touching performance of Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon, which could be heard across the cemetery as the white coffin arrived.
Near the end of the service, Mary showcased her vocal skills one last time with a lovely rendition of Audrey Hepburn’s Moor River.
Before the funeral, Mary's granddaughter Nikki Indy, 53, told OK!: "On her 80th birthday my mum and I paid for her to go into a recording studio and she recorded those three songs."
Nikki said ever since that special day, the family promised Mary they’d play the songs she'd recorded at her funeral.
"She loved doing Gogglebox and loved being recognised in the street and would always chat to people. She was super bright and so quick-witted”, Nikki added.
The service was testament to just how much of a favourite Mary had become with not only Gogglebox fans across the country but also the show’s crew.
Sharing a moving poem, former director Bradley revealed that Mary viewed him as "a son".
The poem read: "I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
"I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
"I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun; Of happy memories that I leave when life is done."
As the eulogy detailed, Mary now rests in peace alongside her former husbands, Jim and Graham.
Bristol Live reported her family called her an "amazing and inspiring woman" at the service.
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