Euphemia (Effie) Doran was born in Chigwell, Hanover, Jamaica W.I. on March 5th 1930. She attended Montego Bay Elementary School In Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. and then Montego Bay High School from 1946 - 1948. She had a passion for accounting. After graduating from high school she was successful in the London Chamber of Commerce (L.C.C.) Stage 1 Bookkeeping. She migrated to the U.S.A. In 1966 and was successful earning her High School Diploma, New York State, in 1976. Her goal was to attend college to widen her knowledge of the computer field.
Prior to leaving Jamaica, she worked with Messrs Crichton Bros. Ltd. Montego Bay, From 1949-1965. Her Work involved operating National cash register, accounts receivable,accounts payable and preparation of statement accounts. After migrating to the U.S.A. she worked at Nettie Rosenstein Inc. 730 Fifth Ave. From 1967-1975, with Computronic Billing Machines and was promoted to Order Processing Manager.
In 1976-1980 she joined Helmsley Spear Hospitality Services Inc. Where She worked on Accounting machines in accounts payable on singer computer. In 1978 Entrex Computer system was installed, she was an operator until February 1980 when the computer department was turned over to E.D.P. Cleveland, Ohio.
Her Father William Greene passed when she was four years old. Her mother, Margaret “Dear Mag” Norman became ill when she was fourteen years old. She went to live In the country house at Chigwell, Hanover with relatives and she stayed in Montego Bay with her elder married sister Edith Dalley so she could continue her education.
She met her husband, Jack Doran, in Kingston, Jamaica W.I. where he introduced her to his family. His sister Cecille and her husband Con Campbell lived on the same street as Effie In Montego Bay and so the Doran-Campbell relationship blossomed. Effie and Jack got married on the 25th of December, 1958. They had two children, a girl named Ashlyn and a boy named Cornel.
Jack worked with B.O.A.C, then Air Jamaica stationed in Montego Bay. They traveled extensively throughout the world. Her family later joined her in the Bronx in 1968. In 1977 they moved to Uniondale N.Y. and started attending the Lutheran Church where she had been a member for over 24 years. Jack got sick in 1998 and so she had to retire with deep regret from her company Church Shoes Inc. Her retirement party was an extraordinaire. It was representative of a great employee that was well respected by all in her company from top to bottom. Jack passed on December 7th 1999. He was sadly missed by all his family and beloved friends. Everybody loved Jack. He was a music lover.
Since retirement she has joined the Blanket Worship and Dorcas Circle. She produced beautiful handwork because she was very creative. She enjoyed the friendly company of the ladies who were very helpful to her family after her husband passed, she often says she can't thank them enough since her husband’s passing. She finds solace and Comfort In her Lutheran Church, and the comforting and caring of her Pastor Johnson. Her hope and prayer was for good health so she would get more involved in church work. She was well-loved and loving. Her family was special to her. She was always present at their weddings, family reunions, special occasions and gatherings. Jack’s mother (Miss D) often said "she's not my daughter-in-law, she is my daughter.” She was always beautiful dressed with makeup to suit her old age, putting Girlie to shame. Effie’s Greatest love apart from her devotion to God is her love for her husband and children. She had a kind heart in humble disposition. She had a full And rewarding life and will be sorely missed by all those who loved her, even her teddy bears will miss her…she loved them dearly in her last days. Effie made her peaceful transition On September 14th 2020. She leaves behind her son Cornel, Daughter Ashlyn, Grandchildren Melissa, Justin, St Clair, one great-grandson Isaiah and a host of well-loved Family and Friends like Delmira McFarlane, Pearl Brown, Sonia Oxford, Dennis Robinson and the list goes on.
May the Christ Light Shine on her perpetually and may her soul rest in Heavenly Peace and as it is, it is done. Goodbye Aunt Effie.
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