Anne-Marie Pierre-Charles, 85 of Baldwin, New York, passed away on Wednesday evening March 11, 2020, of natural causes.
The funeral service will be held at St. Martha’s Church on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 10:30 am. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Harnett funeral home starting from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Burial will follow the funeral mass at Pine Lawn Memorial directly after mass on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Harnett Funeral home.
Anne-Marie Pierre-Charlie was born in La Valle, Jacmel, Haiti on September 27, 1934. She was born to Henry Payen and Marie Boursiquot. She was the oldest of three children.
She left La Valle in the late 50s and immigrated to Port au Prince. While in the capital, she worked in the Beau Rivage Hotel as a model for the hotel. Then she worked for the Libraries Deschamps. Then, she went on two have children in Port Au Prince by the name Yves Payen and Lya Payen. In 1971, she immigrated to America and lived in Brooklyn for 24 years. Anne Marie Pierre-Charles was married then divorced. In 1977, she sent for her two children Lya Payen and Yves Payen to come live with her in America.
She worked as a home health aide for Central Harlem Health Care for 27 years. She was also a nursing aide but never worked in the profession. She retired at the age of 62 in Baldwin, NY where she resided until the end. She enjoyed cooking, baking, praying, interceding, sewing, embroidery, and love talking on the phone. She was also actively involved in catholic charismatic ministry.
Anne-Marie Pierre-Charles is survived by Lya Casimir her daughter, Edy Casimir her son in law, their three children, Keisha Casimir-Midy, Ayannah Casimir Esq., and William Casimir along with her son Yves Payen Beneche his wife Marie Philippe Payen and Yves Payen Beneche Jr., Bradley Payen, Brandon Payen, Brian Payen, Berwyn Payen and Breequel Payen, Ennis Midy (grandson-in-law) and Isaiah Midy great-grandson, Charlotte Payen her sister, and her children Joyce Serverin and Eddy Serverin and children and grandchildren, Benjamin Payen and his wife and children, Judith Almanor and her children and Raymond Almanor. Her nieces Floride Berrouet and her Gregory Berrouet and their children, Freda Payen and her children and her nephew Harry Payen and his child.
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