To Maria's husband and beautiful sons, Maria was, as you said on Friday, Superwoman. She was larger than life and clearly loved life and lived it to the full. I wish we had had the time to get to know one another better but she was taken far too soon. My memory of her is around her strong personality, everyone knew when Maria was in a room, her laugh and love of colourful clothes meant she really stood out and she was a great role model for other women in the firm. A real grafter, who fought for her team. I hope these messages go some small way to helping you all with your grief and that you all know you have the deepest sympathy of so many people, whose lives were touched by your fabulous wife and mother. God bless you all,Geraldine Ryan ( partner at HD, Manchester) x

Sent by geraldine on 01/11/2017