Alphon Ivor Atkinson was born June 22, 1945 to Gilbert Atkinson and Ruby Dixon Brown in Clarendon, Jamaica. He grew up in Cedar Grove District, Mandeville with his grandmother, Gladys Morrison. He attended Manchester High School where he excelled academically. He immigrated to the United States in 1970, and pursued a career as a master electrician in New York City. He moved to Boston and graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He worked at General Electric in the aircraft engine division where he was proficient at repairing electronic circuits and control. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to become the owner of Atkinson Electric. Throughout his local community, he was known for his reliable and dedicated service.
He peacefully departed this life at his home in Milton, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 2, 2017. He was a devoted, family oriented person who enjoyed the company of loving family and friends. His tenderness and compassion endeared him to all who knew and loved him. His primary focus in life was pleasing those he loved. His irresistible smile and contagious enthusiasm made him truly unforgettable in every way. His charming personality, amazing sense of humor and striking good looks took the world by storm. He was the center of attraction and a force to be reckoned with; yet the blissful sound of his laughter was like animal magnetism to those he encountered.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Carmen Atkinson; daughter Althea Davis, two sons: Anthony Atkinson and Brian Atkinson; one sister, Steflyn Wegg; two brothers, Glen Atkinson and Keith Brown; three grandchildren: Tariah Badwah, Michael Atkinson, Sanaa Atkinson; fourteen nieces and nephews: Natasha, Andrea, Latoya, Asheree, Tiffany, Ashley, Krystal, Christina, Sophia, Henry, Richard, Kevin, Terry, Vernard; uncles: Arnold Shaw, David Atkinson, Aaron Atkinson and Roy Gayle; Aunt Joyce Trowers along with a host of family and friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS on Friday, April 14 from 5-8PM. The funeral service will be held Saturday at the Church of Christ at 10:30AM. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.