After bravely fighting throat cancer for four years, Charles Mbuguiro Ndungu of Lowell near Boston has passed away at 45 years.
The late Ndung’u passed away on Tuesday evening at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Lowell while surrounded by family.
He leaves behind a wife, Lucy Waweru, a son Aideen Ndung’u as well as several brothers and sisters.
Shocked members of the Kenyan community and friends started milling at the late Ndung’u’s apartment in Lowell near the Neema PCEA church for prayers and funeral arrangements.
According to family sources, Ndung’u had bravely battled throat cancer for four years and remained very optimistic that he would overcome, only to succumb early this week.
“He was a very brave, kind, honest and jovial man who liked to engage someone to drive his point home. Even throughout this ailment, he has always remained brave and optimistic till the end,” said Peter Nyoro, Ndungu’s younger brother during an interview with Ajabu Africa news.
Nyoro had flown into Boston their elder brother, Patrick Githinji from Baltimore Maryland, to be with their brother during his last days.
The younger brother added that the late Ndung’u was so brave that even during his last days, when he was unable to talk any more, he used a pen and paper to communicate until his last day when he said “I just want to go to Heaven now.”
A memorial and burial fundraising service has been planned to take place on Sunday May 1st at the St. Michael’s Catholic church in Lowell from 3pm.
“The burial will be on Tuesday May 3rd at a venue to be soon announced here in Lowell,” said William Mungai, while addressing mourners gathers last night for prayers on behalf of the family.
During the prayer meeting, Bishop John Mukinyo who is currently visiting the US on a mission trip from Nairobi Kenya urged the family to be brave in the unfortunate circumstance that has befallen them.
The Bishop reminded mourners that all human beings have an appointment with death at some point in life, after which they will eventually meet the maker where they will be held accountable to all the choices they made while in the world, both good and bad.
However, bishop Mukinyo cautioned that while each person’s deeds will be recorded in a book in heaven, that book will be irrelevant since God will pull out another book, the Book of Life where names of those who have accepted salvation while still alive on each will be found.
“The bible is very clear on this in Revelations 20: 12-15.It says that after the book of good and bad things you did in this world is read to you; another book will be pulled out, the book of Life. Those whose names will not be written in that book will be cast in the lake of fire where there is the devil, death and suffering. The only way to have your name in that book is by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior before you die,” he said.
He urged Kenyans to turn out in big numbers to stand with the family of the late Ndung’u as they make preparations for the burial.
The late Ndun’gu hails from Githunguri town in Kiambu County, Central Kenya. He attended Thika High school before joining the University of Nairobi.The late father of one then immigrated to the USA in 1998 to join the Pen State University in Pennsylvania before relocating in 2,000 to join the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Kenyans are invited for daily prayers from 7-9pm at the family house located at 30 Angle St, Apt 17, Lowell, MA
BALTIMORE: Prrayer Meeting for the Late Charles Mbuguiro Ndungu
We regret to announce the death of Charles Mbuguiro Ndungu of Lowell, Massachusetts after a long battle with cancer.
Charles was a loving husband to Lucy Nyokabi and dad to Aiden Ndungu of Lowell, Massachusetts. Brother to Patrick Githinji Ndungu and Simon Nyoro of Baltimore, Maryland. Brother in law to Maureen and Janita, cousin to Dr Issac Kuria, uncle to Francisca Njeri, Fabian Ndungu, Destiny Nyoro, Njeri Nyoro, Ndungu Nyoro, Mwangi Mbuguiro, Nene Kibe, among others.
There will be a prayer meeting at Dr Kuria’s residence: 7525 Gum Spring Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237 on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th starting at 4pm.
Your presence and prayers will be highly appreciated.
Thank you and may God bless you as you prepare to come comfort Ndungu’s family.
A bank has been set up for those who wish to donate towards the funeral costs:
Bank of America
Account No: 004665289958
Routing No: 011000138
Name: Lucy Waweru
For more information, you may contact any of the following individuals:
Simon Ndungu: 443-531-8332
Patrick Ndungu: 443-500-1563
Mwangi Mbuguiro: 443-600-5731
Nene Kibe: 443-356-2658