A community is mourning the loss of a woman who ran a popular café for more than 30 years.

The family of Maureen Hogg, who ran Mo’s Café at The Centre in Tiptree, said they were “heartbroken” by their loss when paying tribute to her.

Maureen, known to everyone as Mo, founded the café and had worked there tirelessly, six days a week.

She died suddenly at home aged 66 after working a 12-hour shift.

Daughter Hayley Kirkman said: “We have had grown men in here crying their eyes out - everyone liked her.
“We were lucky to have her. Her life was her grandchildren and the whole family is heartbroken.”

Mo quite literally married the boy next door - Reg - who she met aged 14.