Obituaries 03-24-2022

Mafalda Mamzur

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Mafalda “Margie” (Cardone) Mamzur of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on March 19 at the age of 86. 

Margie was a longtime resident of Friendly Gardens, she was an avid Red Sox fan who never missed a game.  She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Born in Chelsea on January 25, 1936 to the late Vito and Vilma (Rizzo) Cardone, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Mamzur, devoted mother of Joseph Mamzur of Revere and Carol Gullage and her husband, Steven of Florida, adored grandmother of Michael Gullage and his partner, Kelly and Stephanie Hall and her husband, Matthew; cherished great grandmother of Kamryn, Aubree and Madison; dear sister of Betty Addivinola of East Boston and the late Diane Russo, Rose Thayer, Lawrence Cardone, Anthony Cardone, and Michael Cardone.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.    A Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St.,        

Revere on Saturday, March 26 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Larry Phillip Wilkerson

November 12, 1961 – March 12, 2022

Larry Phillip Wilkerson was born on November 12, 1961 in Norfolk, VA to the late Bessie (Moon) and Julian Wilkerson.  Larry, age 60, entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on March 12, 2022, in Charlotte, NC. 

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Pauline Wilkerson of Charlotte, NC; his four children: Dyvall Carr of Taunton, MA, Cherane Wilkerson and Danita Wilkerson, both of Randolph, MA and Phillip Wilkerson of Charlotte, NC; ten grandchildren: Malik, Marquis, Mekhi and Moniq of Randolph, MA, Dyvall Jr, of Taunton, MA, Corinne of Norton, MA, Janiya, Jahzara, Jayden and Javion of Charlotte, NC; his brother, Michael Wilkerson (and wife, Pam) of Indianapolis, IN, his sister, Bessie Robinson (and husband, Keith) of Mebane, NC; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda McNeil and brothers, James and Nathaniel Wilkerson.

Larry and his family relocated to Chelsea when he was young and then to Boston where he completed his education at Hyde Park High School.  While still in high school Larry worked for J&M Trucking underneath his father, Julian and alongside his brothers, James, Nate, Michael and his sister, Linda. He was a loving son, husband, father, and friend. 

He received his salvation at the age of 18 and in 1980 he was ordained as a minister under his Pastor Lucy L. Vick.  He married his wife, Pauline on August 1, 1981 in Boston. 

He and his family relocated to Holbrook, MA in 1984 where he started his first business. Harvest Cleaning in 1985.  He then started two other businesses, Atlantic Carpet & Upholstery in 1990 and Atlantic Transport in 2005.  While running Harvest Cleaning he was also employed with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept. for several years.  In 2004, Larry and his wife, Pauline relocated to Charlotte, NC.  where he continued as an owner/operator with Atlantic Trucking.

Larry was a man of integrity who was dedicated to his family and friends.  He was loving, caring, and helped anyone and everyone he could.  He loved the Lord and raised his family to put God first in all that they do.  He believed in working hard and loved being on the road driving his trucks.  He also enjoyed singing songs of praise while outside riding on his lawn mower.  Larry never passed up an opportunity to show off his dance moves.  He was adored by so many and often considered a second father or an uncle to many who looked up to him, he will be dearly missed.

A family hour and visitation will be held on Friday, March 25 in the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 20 Hillside Ave, Malden from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a home going service at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Services will conclude with a procession to Larry’s final resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFH.com.

Cheryl Ann Ames

January 24, 1961 – March 16, 2022

Cheryl Ann (Christie) Ames, 61, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday March 16 following a recent cancer diagnosis.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was one of four children and the only daughter of the late Ronald H. “Big Ron” Christie, Sr., and Gertrude M. “Trudy” (Tentindo) Christie.

Cheryl attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1978.  She continued her education at the Lare Training Center in Woburn, earning a certificate in Business Technology.

She was married to Robert J. Ames, Jr. for 35 years.  Together they made their home in Chelsea raising a son, Robert J. Ames, III.  A resident of Chelsea for most of her life, she and Bob also resided for a time in St. Petersburg, FL and Revere before returning to Chelsea six years ago.  Cheryl worked for several years with Burlington Coat Factory in Revere and was currently employed as a billing and collections officer with “MSPCA” at Angel Memorial Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

In her lifetime, Cheryl enjoyed camping with family and friends and would frequently camp weekends at Pine Acres in Raymond, NH.   She enjoyed country rock music and was an ardent Bruins fan and lover of animals.

Cheryl is survived by her beloved husband, Robert J. Ames, Jr., and her devoted son, Robert J. Ames, III together with his companion, Erin Reilly of Danvers and her loving stepdaughter, Michelle Ames of New Hampshire.  She was the dearest sister of Ronald H. Christie, Jr., and Steven Christie, both of Melrose and John Christie of New Hampshire, the cherished aunt of Jason, Avery and Angelo Christie and Ashley Miller.  She is also survived by several extended family members and friends, and her canine fur baby, “Shadow” and feline fur baby, “Pudding.”

Funeral arrangements were by the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea.  Inurnment was at Pine Grove Cemetery in Burlington.

Should friends desire, contributions in Cheryl’s name may be made to the MSPCA-Angel, Attn: Donations, 50 South Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Or visit; https://www.mspca.org/donate-now/

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFH.com.

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