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May celebrates her 100th birthday – Manchester

Dorothy May Higginbotham, always known as May to her friends, was born on 24th September 1920 in Preston Lancashire.

May came of age just in time to join the Auxiliary Territorial Services where she served in numerous admin posts with the Motor Transport Corps. She always boasted that she could recognise the approach of an ambulance without its siren blaring by the distinctive tone of its engine even with her eyes closed.

She married her beloved husband Reg in 1947 and they raised a family and enjoyed a wonderful relationship until he died in April 2003.

May remained constant to the Roman Catholic Church and for many years was an active member of the Salford Diocesan Catholic Women’s League through which she worked at forging better relations with the Jewish community and championed anti- abortion rights for women.

May entered The Little Sisters of the Poor Home of St Joseph’s Plymouth Grove in 2007 where she has enjoyed wonderful physical and spiritual support from the staff as her medical needs increased.

Her one wish in later life has been to reach 100 years of age and now May has achieved this goal we wish her all the best for what comes next.

Happy birthday May from everyone here at the Little Sisters Of The Poor.