August 24, 1948 – July 30, 2018
Iderle Hogu, 69, of Spring Valley, NY passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018. Iderle was born to Andre and Paulonne Hogu on August 24, 1948 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
She was a devout member of St. Joseph Parish in Spring Valley for nearly 50 years and a member of various prayer groups and volunteered as needed. She worked at Northern Metropolitan Nursing Home in Monsey for 41 years and for 36 years at Friedwald Nursing Home in New City. For those who don’t know her well she is known for her feeding the hungry; pumpkin soup on New Years, plates for those don’t have or can’t care for themselves. There was always a list in her purse with names of family members here and in Haiti that she needed to send money to and oh yes someone at the job has an emergency or death in the family and she has to give them “a little something”. She always had an extra pair of rosary beads and a pair in each purse she owned, countless prayer cards and hand written scriptures on the back of the envelopes, napkins, notebooks, just every where. For those with the special privilege of “knowing” her she was a shrewd shopper, with a keen eye and sophisticated sense of style who loved to buy gifts for others always “Der Best”, and if she truly loved you, she’d have some choice words of chastisement of how you could be doing “Better” and always some spicy advice! She worked no less then 2 two jobs, some times 3 and prayed every day and all day so she never accepted 98% of 100 from her kids. “I’m tired”, “I can’t” or “I don’t know” are not things you say to the lady who worked 12 hour plus, days 5 days a week and came to the US with no job and very little English. Her mother put her on a plane with a pair Rosary beads, a mother’s prayer, integrity home training and responsibilities so here motto was, “Figure it out and make it happen”. Failure was never an option. Her final gift is her example of God first, strong work ethics, doing and giving your best, and always thinking of others first.
Iderle is survived by her beloved children; daughter Elmire Zamis and sons Irving Zamis and Andrew Hogu (Kerina Hogu). Her adored grand children are Tongi Lee, Zayna Zamis, Antenisha Zamis, DeAndre Zamis, Tristan Zamis, Raijon Daily and Elijah Hogu. She leaves caring siblings Jean Renel Pierre Jean Baptiste, Ginette Hogu-Edouard (Rebert), Marie Jose Hogu, and Jeanine Hogu. Doting uncles are Roger Hogu, Christian Hogu, Michel Hogu and a host of devoted nieces and nephews that worshipped “Tati Iderle”.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9PM at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11am, Saturday, August 4th at St. Joseph’s Church, Spring Valley, NY with entombment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY.
- Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
- Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
- Funeral Mass Saturday, August 4, 2018
- Entombment Saturday, August 4, 2018
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August 4, 2018
Blood doesn't make you family. Love makes you family. The love that you've had for this family from the beginning couldn't make us any closer! We thank you for your beautiful soul. We thank you for every prayer you lifted for us and every blessing that came down. We know you waited your whole life to be with Lord. We pray that you continue to watch over us all. We love you and we will miss you beautiful. Sleep in peace.
-"To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord".