Charita Jean Baptiste (88) of Hyde Park, MA went home to be with her heavenly father on Saturday August 22, 2020 alongside her loving family.
Born on December 17, 1931 in La Valle de Jacmel, Haiti, Charita was the last living child of the late Joseph Jean Baptiste and Melanie Beauger. During her time in Haiti, Charita worked as a food vendor where she came to be well known for her griot, joyful presence, and kind heart.
In 2000, Charita emigrated to the United States where she lived, loved and shared countless memories with family and friends alike. During this time, Charita provided care for numerous children and became known as “Gran” not only to her immediate family, but to everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. Charita loved spending time with her family and always made the many children in her life her top priority.
Some of her favorite activities included the time spent with her family and all the children she cared for. Charita could always be found cooking a special meal for her family, watching basketball, wrestling, telenovelas, and participating in the occasional dance party with Pep, Matthew, and Matteo. Charita embodied the meaning of kind-heartedness and spread to joy everyone she met. Even in her last month here on earth, she faced an uphill health battle with the utmost determination and grace.
Charita (Gran) will be missed by all and leaves her beloved children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to cherish her memories and legacy. Charita is preceded in death by her husband, Joel Boursiquot (1981) and two sons Joseph Printemps (1993) and Leon Boursiquot (1995).
She is survived by her 7 children: Phanie Jean, Marielle Jean-Louis, Marie Lourdes Dieuve, Thony Printemps, Judes Printemps, Jacqueline Printemps, and Julien Printemps
16 grandchildren: Zacharie Jean-Louis, Martin Jean-Louis, Elizabeth Jean-Louis, Samuel Boursiquot, Reginald Jean, Kerlyne Jean, Jean-Baptiste Jean-Louis, Loodjenny Dieuve, Ashley Dieuve, Janaiya Printemps, Verly Printemps, Venia Printemps, Perpetua Boursiquot, Matthew Boursiquot, Matteo Boursiquot, Aziel Samuel Printemps
3 great-grandchildren: Sarajeen Jean-Louis, Bethsaina Boursiquot, Ella Jean
As followers of Christ, her family takes comfort knowing that she is rejoicing in heaven hand in hand with her husband Joel, two sons Joseph and Leon and her siblings.
A private funeral service will be held Our Lady of Perpetual Help for close friends and family followed by Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.