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Nurse's 'bursting energy and smile' remembered at emotional service

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Tributes were paid to a "kind and generous" Norwich nurse who died with coronavirus as a Roman Catholic service took place.

A Requiem Mass took place at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist on Friday afternoon following the death of Estrella Catalan at the age of 52.

With a strict limit of 30 people in the assembly, prayers and family tributes were read out for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital nurse, in addition to the Holy Communion.

The funeral of nurse Estrella Catalan at St John's Roman Catholic Cathedral. - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

Cathedral Dean Canon David Paul read out a tribute from Mrs Catalan's two sons Josh and John, as well as her husband Melvin.

They remembered her cooking, her dancing to songs in the kitchen, late night binge-watching sessions and chanting on the side-lines when watching sport.

"You could never see a day without your bursting energy and smile," wrote Josh.

The funeral of nurse Estrella Catalan - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

John's tribute added: "You have taught me to be strong during the lowest parts........

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