November 29, 1926 – June 20, 2020
Euphemie Marcel Beranger November 29,1929 – June 20,2020
Euphemie Marcel Beranger, was affectionately known as “FiFi” or “Ti Boute” because of her small frame. But you would be making a big mistake to judge her strength by her petite size. She was a POWERHOUSE! Born in Port-au-Prince Haiti to Marie Victoria Dorce and Ravilus Marcel; FiFi, in her mid to late 20’s decided to come to the United States to begin a glorious journey towards her future. She led a generation of risk takers and trailblazers. What set her apart? She always made each challenge look so easy because she never, ever broke that beautiful smile. Coming to a new country and leaving all that you know and hold dear could not have been easy. Some of us would never have the fortitude to do this. Ti Boute not only did it for herself but helped many others in their journey. Life was not always easy, but she never wore the scars of weariness. She was the bright light that shone in every life she touched. To be around her was to be energized by all the wonders of the world. Looking at the world through the eyes of Euphemie is to see a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors representing all the possibilities life has to offer. She never said it would be easy, but she would never say it could not be done. Her heart and her spirit has always been a giving and nurturing one. To love her was a privilege, to be loved by her was a gift which could never be measured. Euphemie was a woman of strong convictions. She believed in life, in her family, in her religion and in the potential of the human race. She raised her family to believe in themselves and in their own convictions and to stand up for their beliefs, even if you stand alone. She became a Jehovah Witness in the 1960’s and worked tirelessly to spread the word of her beliefs. Her work always gravitated toward helping those less fortunate or those who could not help themselves. She worked in Nursing Homes, caring for the elderly to ensure their quality of life and dignity. At times she worked 2 – 3 jobs to care for and build a life for what she considered her greatest accomplishment, her family. Euphemie met and married the love of her life during her journey. Together, Euphemie and Raymond Beranger worked hard to build a life and a home. Moving from an apartment in Brooklyn to the “American Dream”, a house in the suburbs where they could raise their family and shield them from the struggles they endured. Her most glorious achievements were her children, Ginette, Raymond Jr., David and Manon. Her life was a joyous sacrifice for them and for all those who were privileged enough to fall under the radiant light of her love. Euphemie leaves behind to carry on her wondrous spirit, not only her four children but her beautiful grandchildren, Fritz Jr. David, Sarah, Crystal, Little Ray, Jordan, Jonathan, Jimmy, David Jr. Dana, Malcolm and Cayla. Great Grandchildren, Rayona, Kayla, Mia, Kamora, India, Blake, Patrice, Nathan, Theo, Mia, and a multitude of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and family and friends. We all continue to follow the road she has paved and even in her passing, her light continues to shine so bright it blinds our eyes!