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Wendy Laurena Chiampa

July 5, 1971 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 52) 52 Years Old

Wendy Chiampa Obituary

Wendy Laurena (Barker) Chiampa age 52 was unexpectedly called home to God on January 23, 2024.Wendy was a resident of Charlestown, Medford and Webster Mass. Wendy is Survived by her Husband Stephen P. Chiampa of Oklahoma, Ex-Husband Steven Johns and his wife Cynthia of Ohio, Her Daughters Laurena (LauraBee) Copley and her Husband Darren Copley and Children Emmalina& Allister Copley of Ohio, Margaret (Maggpie)Dufresne and Her Husband Jon and Child Madison Dufresne of Oklahoma, and Elizabeth (Cherub)Chiampa of Massachusetts. She is also Survived by her Father Ernest and(late) Madeline Barker of Webster, her sister Catherine Giles of Webster, her brothers Scott Barker of Webster and Robert Firicano and his Wife Patricia of North Carolina. Justin Barker of England. Wendy is also Survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins Nieces and Nephews From the Untied States, Canada and England.

 

Wendy was a true Bostonian. She loved to travel anywhere and everywhere even if it was just down the street. If there was a road trip to be found she was riding shot gun. She could always be found with a Dunks in one hand, listening or singing to her music, which depending on the minute ranged from country to rock and everything in between. She was also found cheering on her favorite Boston Bruins : Swayman and Marchand as well as Bergeron before retiring. She would always be decked out in her full Bruins gear for game days!

 

Family was extremely important to Wendy and she cherished every moment she had with them. She loved her special times with her Dad while she helped to care for him. She loved her special moments with each of her kids, Liz her "cherub" would always talk to her about music or the newest Dunks drink as well as every other subject she could think of  making every call special. When her Maggpie called and said " mom what do I do?" worried about all the things that come with getting ready to have a new baby, Wendy booked her flight and jumped right on the plane to Oklahoma saying " I'm coming" and spent many a frequent flyer mile helping Maggie grow into the wonderful and confident Mom she knew she was always meant to be. Wendy was always available to talk to her Bee on those drives home from work. Laura and Wendy talked about anything and everything keeping their bond strong. Aside from her children Wendy's pride and joy was her Grandchildren. Wendy loved being "Nana" above all else. While on her visits to Oklahoma she would cuddle, play, coo and sing with Maddie, as she grew Wendy helped Maddie to learn how to walk and talk alongside Maggie and Jon. When visiting Ohio Wendy was happy to just spend as much time as she could with Emmy and Allister. When not with them she was always available for a video or phone call with the kids. Wendy always asked Allister about his "ninja" class encouraging anything he was interested in, he would say fine and start telling her all about his latest video game obsession (which anyone who knows Wendy knows she has zero interest in) but she would happily listen. On dance days Wendy could be found talking to Emmy about everything dance related again encouraging her interests. It was important to Wendy to always encourage and support her children and grandchildren's interests and dreams. 

 

Not only was her immediate family important to her so were her friends many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. We will all miss her terribly. Wendy had a huge heart and would give you the shirt off her back and the bra to go with it. With our last words please remember :

Love, Laugh and Live in the moment of your memories, today is not promised and tomorrow isn't guaranteed.

The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster has been entrusted with her arrangements.  A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle. 

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