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Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

40 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne, MA

OBITUARY

Clement Francis Denize

January 11, 1950January 1, 2020

Clement Francis Denizé, 69, of Sandwich, Mass., died Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital.

He was born to Emily Denizé (Elliott) and Clement Denizé Sr., January 11th 1950 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Clement graduated from Bourne High School in 1967 and matriculated for two years at UMass, Boston where he studied American and European history. He was raised in Sagamore Beach and relocated in 2009 to Sandwich, Massachusetts.

He was a world traveler who, after college, backpacked though North America, and several countries in Europe (Germany; Holland; England; the Netherlands; Greece, and Spain); he also trekked through South America (Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Guatemala). As an avid reader at one time, he was passionate about books, especially fantasy and speculative fiction. Another passion—technology—motivated him to take classes in technology at Cape Cod Community College even after suffering a stroke. Although a member of the Christian faith, Clement believed in the unity of mankind, the oneness of God, and the oneness of all religions, and he often attended and hosted devotional services of the Baha'i Faith.

Clement was a devoted fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Two years ago, he attended a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, and the Red Sox acknowledged his presence with the following greeting on the big screen: "The Red Sox welcome Clement Denize," and he went home with some great team gear.

Clement is survived by two sisters: Donna Denizé of Washington, D.C. and Marie Francois Theodore of Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his Aunts Jeanne Moore, Constance Coleman, and Marjorie Elliott, all of Sagamore Beach; cousins Karen Young, Clifford Moore, Jr. and Theodore Moore, and numerous first, second and third cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service with prayers, readings and a few reflections at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne, MA. Interment to follow at Oakland Grove Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be announced this summer with family and friends.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, January 9, 2020

Memories

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Pascale Denizé Auguste

January 7, 2020

My dear cousin Dee, I speak to you in the present because I want to hold you alive in my heart. I love you a lot and miss you. I thank God for the time we spent together in my home in Florida. I saw and admired your strength, I enjoyed your great stories and I loved the way we laughed. I remember our phone calls, we talked about sports and sometimes current events and sometimes we laughed and although time had passed since our last call it always felt like we had just talked the other day.
Your sister Donna is one in a million. I know you know that but I just wanted to tell you and I just want you to know that her love for you is unwavering.
An Indian Chief said: "There is no death, only a change of worlds".
You will always be with me my dear cousin Dee.

Karen Young

January 7, 2020

To Donna, Dee fought a valiant fight and lived a life full of love and adventure. He will be greatly missed and the stories he shared of his many adventures will live forever. Dee was very helpful when Kirk decided to go to Mexico recently. Keeping you and the entire family in my prayers during this very difficult time. Love You;

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY