Mafalda “Muffy” Dire Gerdon

May 2, 1933 - November 4, 2023
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Harmony at Five Forks
345 Five Forks Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
864-412-2772 | Map
Thursday 11/30, 3:30 pm
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
2252 Woodruff Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Wednesday 11/22, 10:00 am

Mafalda “Muffy” Dire Gerdon of Simpsonville, SC passed away peacefully on November 4, 2023, at the age of 90. Mafalda was the beloved wife of Gerald Gerdon for 68 years, dear daughter to the late Anthony and Diodata Dire, blessed mother to Debbie Birtwistle (David), Cathy Miller (David), Patty Conley (Jeff), and Deanna Roman (Michael);Continue Reading

Larry Thornton left a message on November 17, 2023:
Had the pleasure of knowing Mafalda through Adeline & Ernie who were my age. Great family, always welcoming to all the teens that seemed to hang around their house. Always treated with kindness there. Mrs. Dire & the 3 youngest sisters were the envy of all of us young strawberry pickers each summer. They were the best! Only pleasant memories of the family!
KEN & CAROL BIRTWISTLE left a message on November 16, 2023:
Our love and sympathies to Gerry, Debbie, Cathy, Patty, and Deanna and their families from our family. Mafalda was a treasure.
Margaret Marcum left a message on November 15, 2023:
I met Muffy and Jerry when my mom, Peggy Miller, moved into Harmony at Five Forks. They were great friends throughout her stay there. Muffy and Jerry were two of the most gracious and kind people I have ever met. They always had a smile on their faces. I know Muffy will be so missed but heaven gained a precious angel. Sending love to her family.
Trish J. & Rich O. Palastro left a message on November 14, 2023:
Muffy, we will miss you so much. A bright light in our lives. Always in our hearts.
Cheryl Moore left a message on November 14, 2023:
Gerry, so sorry for your loss. Muffy was a special lady and I will always remember our volunteer ventures. I will be out of town and unable to attend the memorial service, but please know you and your family are in my prayers.
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Bev & Scott Jones left a message on November 14, 2023:
Sending prayers and love during this difficult time! Our deepest sympathies!!!
Vickie Kroeger left a message on November 13, 2023:
In memory of Mafalda “Muffy” Dire Gerdon, Vickie Kroeger lit a candle
Stephen Rochon left a message on November 13, 2023:
Auntie Mafalda is my Godmother. She and Uncle Gerry would always reach out on my birthday and Christmas, and I would look forward to their thoughtfulness. I missed seeing her as she was so far from us, but would have delightful phone conversations on occasion. She’s so filled with love and good humor. I never knew her as “Muffy”, so I’m sad I won’t be able to address as such directly. And I’m so very sad for all of us, especially Uncle Gerry, my cousins and their families. Now I REALLY miss her💕
Jackson Verburg left a message on November 11, 2023:
Mafalda was a true one-of-a-kind. When she and Jerry came to live in Patty and Jeff’s house while they went to Germany, Jerry and Mafalda became the cul-de-sac adoptive Grandparents. They were the first to offer help, advice, or a wonderful meal. We still count them as family. Muffy will live on in our family with our go-to meal, Mafalda’s chicken. Her laughter and warmth will forever be with us.
Amanda Cox left a message on November 11, 2023:
The world will be missing a sweet lady but heaven gained an angel!
Sara Jones left a message on November 10, 2023:
My heart goes out to the Gerdon/Conley family. Mafalda always made me feel welcome and loved as one of your friends, Patty. I remember her and your father with fondness and a smile. Wishing you all peace in the good memories you share. ❤️ Sara
Jane Courter left a message on November 10, 2023:
Mufalda was a beautiful, sweet, kind person! She and Jerry have become surrogate grandparents for my boys. She was a rascal! You never went away hungry when you ate with Mufalda! We will miss her dearly!
Jane Courter left a message on November 10, 2023:
In memory of Mafalda “Muffy” Dire Gerdon, Jane Courter lit a candle
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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