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Tributes have been paid to a former Gravesend primary school teacher

PUBLISHED: 10:04 11 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:04 11 September 2015

Lynne Duhig

Lynne Duhig

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Lynne Duhig taught at Singlewell school for more than 30 years

Tributes have been paid to former Gravesend primary school teacher Lynne Duhig, who has died aged 75.

She started teaching at Singlewell school, in Mackenzie Way, in 1972 and remained there to her retirement in 2006.

She continued to teach part-time, however, at Singlewell and at the Bronte School, in Pelham Road, where she was a music teacher between 2007 and 2011. Mrs Duhig was a widow, her husband Joe - a River pilot on the Thames - died in 2004.

Her daughter Joanna told the Gravesend Reporter: “Since my father’s death she has been a fiercely independent woman who enjoyed playing the piano and walking her dogs, often at the woods at Jeskyns and more recently at Shorne Woods Country Park and the fields surrounding her house in lower Shorne.”

She leaves behind two sons Mark and Martin and a daughter Joanna, along with four grandchildren, Emily 27, Jack 20, Abi 10 and Joseph 7.

A service will be held at Medway Crematorium on September 22 at 2.15pm. Everyone who knew her is welcome to attend.

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