Philomarie Jean-Francois was born March 26,1956 in the north countryside of Dondon Haiti, the daughter of the late Judge Bragelin Jean-Francois and Seamstress, Sindamene St.Fluer. After highschool, she migrated to the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince where she completed a degree in Culinary Arts with the dreams of opening up her own resturant.
In 1983, Philo left Port-Au_Prince for the bright lights of New York City in pursuit of the American dream with hopes of providing for her family back home in Haiti. Shortly after arriving in New York City, she moved to Cambridge MA where she quickly found her calling providing care fore the sick and disabled. Philo was a hard working individual who decicated her life to raising three loving children and doing charity work amonst her community, peers, and the less fortunate and in Haiti. Philo Marie was well known in the community as a devoted member of the Catholic church, who stayed true to the core values of sacrifice and philanthropy. She lived a very simple, selfless life, where she was fufilled by helping and bringing joy on to others. She sacrificed her happiness and many times went without to provide food, clothing, education, and shelter for dozens of families and churches in Haiti.
Philo Marie transitioned on May 2nd, 2018 at 7:35AM at Cambridge Hospital from a short battle of cancer. Philo leaves to mourn her passing in celebrate her memories. Her children, Richard Jean-Francois of Cambridge MA, Rychelle Jean-Francois of Cambridge MA, and Christine Jean- Baptiste of Cambridge MA. Grandchildren: Ja'Nylah, Matthew, Hannah, and Kemora. Philo also leaves behind a lot of family especially (Sisters Raymonde and Rosa, brother Joseph, Edgar her nephew and Finora her niece) and a host of friends.
A Viewing will be held on Saturday, May196, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00am followed by Funeral service at 10:00 O’clock at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish 132 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Interment: Cambridge Cemetery
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home