INGOLDISTHORPE: Family pay tribute to crash victim
The family of a woman who died in a road accident over the Christmas break have paid tribute to her today.
An inquest into the death of Irene Curran, 77, of Snettisham, opened in Norwich this afternoon.
In a statement released through Norfolk Police, her family said: “Mrs Irene Curran was a much loved mother and grandmother.
“Originally from Italy she came to England in the 1950s to start a new life and, though she always retained her Mediterranean personality, was fiercely proud of being a British citizen.
“She spent most of her working life in the heart of London’s fashion centre making made to measure shirts for the rich and famous including Sir Mick Jagger and Sir Cliff Richard before moving to Snettisham 14 years ago to pursue a more sedate life.
“Never one to stay still for long, though, she continued her creative flair through knitting and quilting as well as sharing her knowledge by teaching others at craft classes.
“She loved German Shepherds and had them as pets for most of her adult life. She joked that her latest dog, Kara received more Christmas cards than she did.
“Her untimely and tragic passing has left a huge hole in her family.
“She was a strong woman that always looked life in the eye and never blinked. Her two sons, daughter in law and two grandsons mourn her loss as does the community at large.”
As previously reported, Mrs Curran had been driving a red Suzuki Igris which was involved in a collision with a Ford Ka and a Ford Transit on the B1440 Lynn Road, Ingoldisthorpe on December 30.
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information should contact the roads policing unit on 101.
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