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Waterman-Langone at Boston Harborside

580 Commercial Street, Boston, MA

OBITUARY

Mamie E. McDuffie

May 25, 1958July 23, 2019
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Mamie Eisenhower McDuffie, born May 25, 1958 in Marlboro County, S.C, to parents Mary E. McDuffie and Willie McColl, passed onto heaven July 23, 2019 after battling ALS for a number of years. Beloved mother of Desmond A. McDuffie and Andretti Robert McDuffie-Stanziani, beloved grandmother to Christina McDuffie, and beloved sister to Julia McCrae, Evelyn McCrae, Pearletha Caristi, Maryann McDuffie, Charles McDuffie, Wanda McDuffie, Mary McCrae, her twin Patricia Nixon Alford, the late Thomas Dewey McCall, Thomas Jefferson McDuffie, Alexander McDuffie, Retha Manning, Willie McCall, Jr, Willie C., Edward Lee. Also survived by many nieces and nephews living in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and South Carolina. Mamie was a well-earned All Star through college. Through school she was Captain of the women’s basketball teams, softball teams, and on to become a frequent Boston Marathon Runner. Mamie’s talent and work ethic brought her to the final tryout round of the first year the WNBA formed the New York Liberty in 1997. She proudly went onto be an official NBA Agent. Her diligence as an athlete mirrored her academic and professional life. After attending college in the south, Mamie moved to Boston in 1985 where she completed her undergraduate education at Suffolk University and went on to Suffolk Law School, while working at Boston City Hall under Mayor Flynn. She later worked at the U.S. Federal Courthouse and numerous private law firms in the City of Boston. Mamie loved her two sons with all her heart. Mamie was so full of life, love and happiness, always! She enjoyed her time most with the kids, playing games, dancing, going out to eat, hosting movie nights, going for walks around the city such as Charles River, but most importantly “letting all the kids actually be kids”. She loved Christmas time and the joy it brought to everyone around her. Her joy of Christmas was depicted through decorating and giving gifts to all the kids in the family. Mamie was a strong, faithful, independent woman, who always stayed true to herself and the lord as a faithful Christian. She firmly believed in mental and physical strength through the power of God and love. As we all live a faithful life as children of God we will always remain connected to each other through spirit on earth and thereafter going onto heaven.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Morning Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Mamie Eisenhower McDuffie, born May 25, 1958 in Marlboro County, S.C, to parents Mary E. McDuffie and Willie McColl, passed onto heaven July 23, 2019 after battling ALS for a number of years. Beloved mother of Desmond A. McDuffie and Andretti Robert McDuffie-Stanziani, beloved grandmother to Christina McDuffie, and beloved sister to Julia McCrae, Evelyn McCrae, Pearletha Caristi, Maryann McDuffie, Charles McDuffie, Wanda McDuffie, Mary McCrae, her twin Patricia Nixon Alford, the late Thomas Dewey McCall, Thomas Jefferson McDuffie, Alexander McDuffie, Retha Manning, Willie McCall, Jr, Willie C., Edward Lee. Also survived by many nieces and nephews living in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and South Carolina. Mamie was a well-earned All Star through college. Through school she was Captain of the women’s basketball teams, softball teams, and on to become a frequent Boston Marathon Runner. Mamie’s talent and work ethic brought her to the final tryout round of the first year the WNBA formed the New York Liberty in 1997. She proudly went onto be an official NBA Agent. Her diligence as an athlete mirrored her academic and professional life. After attending college in the south, Mamie moved to Boston in 1985 where she completed her undergraduate education at Suffolk University and went on to Suffolk Law School, while working at Boston City Hall under Mayor Flynn. She later worked at the U.S. Federal Courthouse and numerous private law firms in the City of Boston. Mamie loved her two sons with all her heart. Mamie was so full of life, love and happiness, always! She enjoyed her time most with the kids, playing games, dancing, going out to eat, hosting movie nights, going for walks around the city such as Charles River, but most importantly “letting all the kids actually be kids”. She loved Christmas time and the joy it brought to everyone around her. Her joy of Christmas was depicted through decorating and giving gifts to all the kids in the family. Mamie was a strong, faithful, independent woman, who always stayed true to herself and the lord as a faithful Christian. She firmly believed in mental and physical strength through the power of God and love. As we all live a faithful life as children of God we will always remain connected to each other through spirit on earth and thereafter going onto heaven.