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June 11, 2023
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Michelet Pierre-Antoine, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor to many, passed away on June 11, 2023, surrounded by his family in the comfort of his Long Island home. Known by various names such as Jean, Chief, Mike, Mon Oncle, The Philosopher, and Doc, depending on the stage of life in which you encountered him, Michelet leaves behind a rich legacy.
Born in Haiti, Michelet emigrated to the United States in 1965, driven by his aspirations for a better life for himself, his wife, and their infant son. Initially working as a taxi driver, he soon embarked on a long and distinguished career in hospital administration beginning at Wyckoff Hospital. Alongside his administrative roles, Michelet also explored entrepreneurship as the proprietor of an insurance agency and a gas station. His professional journey spanned many years and encompassed positions at prominent hospitals, including Flushing Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital, and Kings County Hospital, all within the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. He concluded his career upon retiring from North Central Bronx Hospital in 1998, accumulating an impressive 30 years of service.
Retirement did not deter Michelet from pursuing new endeavors. Embracing his passion for exploration, he became a world traveler, joining a close-knit group of friends on thrilling journeys to destinations such as Dubai, Egypt, Cuba, Croatia, Russia, and China. With visits to five of the seven continents, Michelet's travel adventures were truly remarkable. Additionally, during his retirement years, he rekindled his entrepreneurial spirit and delved into house flipping. Demonstrating a natural talent for interior design and an ability to secure favorable deals from vendors, he made a mark in this field.
Michelet is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Maryse, their son Jimmy, daughters Virginie and Mary, and grandchildren Sydney and Sebastian. The bonds he formed with his family and the impact he made on their lives will be cherished forever.