Focus on Religion and Fun
Her religion was the most important thing in Farah Jeudy's life. "Everything revolved around that," said her sister-in-law, Suzette Jeudy. Three times a week, Ms. Jeudy, who lived with her parents in Spring Valley, N.Y., attended a Jehovah's Witnesses meeting with her mother.
But while she was religious, she was far from somber. She loved traveling in the Bahamas and being with friends. "Anyone who ever heard Farah relate a story may not remember the story," according to a tribute read at her memorial service, "but they can remember laughing until their sides hurt."
Born in Haiti, Ms. Jeudy, 32, came to this country as a child and later graduated from Baruch College. For eight years, she left home at 6 a.m. to commute to her job as an administrative assistant at the Aon Corporation. But if one of her nephews was taking part in a Jehovah's Witnesses meeting, Ms. Jeudy would always be there, not caring that her trip home would be even longer.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 3, 2001.