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Charlene Francis Blakney

d. August 7, 2022

New Bedford- Charlene Francis Blakney, age 71, of Boston, MA Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Charlene was born in Boston, MA and was the beloved daughter of the late Clifford and Mildred Francis.

Charlene lived her last days happy; she was in good spirit she knew her calling was near to come. God gained another angel. Charlene’s humorous stories and jokes are what we will truly miss about her, she knew what to say to make you laugh and smile. Her presence will always be felt and she will be missed dearly by all her family and friends.

Isaiah S7:1-2 “The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. We love you Ma may you now rest in peace.”

Charlene is survived by her 8 kids, Charlotte Blakney, Renee Pierce, Catreen Corniffe, Willie D. Blakney, Anthony Blakney, Letia Semedo, Erica Blakney, John Blakney; her siblings, Laura Wills, Linda, Gloria, Sandra, Clifford and Lyva Ambers; 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; niece and nephew, Laura Francis and Kennith Gulfied whom she raised after her sister passed; As well as the rest of her family who loved her greatly.

She was also predeceased by her siblings, Linda Francis, Joseph, David, Nehemiah and Clifford Francis.

Arrangements are placed in care of Perry’s Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, MA 02743. Please see our website: for condolences.

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