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Council confirm passing of former Fareham Mayor

By Connor Steel

FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL have confirmed the sad passing of its former Mayor and Councillor, Alderman Arthur Mandry, at the age of eighty-seven years old; this update being released in a short statement on Wednesday afternoon as representatives outlined their thoughts to his family and friends following his death at Canford Manor Nursing Home.

Mr Mandry was a “well-respected” Borough Councilor representing the Hill Head Ward between 1995 and 2018 during which time he served as ‘Mayor of Fareham’ for twelve months in 2001-2002. He further became Deputy Leader of the Council from 1999 to 2001 and retook the role during the years of 2002 to 2012; either side of the tenure as the Mayor.

Councillors recognised and acknowledged his ’eminent services’ to local politics in 2018, when he was was invested to the roll of Honorary Alderman. A civic service is scheduled to be held at Holy Rood Church in Stubbington from 1:30pm next Tuesday (June 18) for those who wish to pay their respects; the address being found by searching for ‘PO142AS’.

His family have asked for family flowers and donations to be made to Parkinson’s UK, with all of the information on the website link: https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/14-05-2024-arthur-mandry/. The council has further said their thoughts and prayers are with Councillor Kay Mandry / all of Alderman Arthur Mandry’s family at this ‘difficult time’.

PICTURED BY FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL: Late Alderman Arthur Mandry poses for a photograph in June 2018.