AMARO, Eleonore Bocage
Eleonore Bocage Amaro of Hartford, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, (July 8, 2008) in the presence of her loving family. Eleonore was born in Port au Prince, Haiti on July 1, 1923, to Julian Bocage and Fannie Dorsainvil. She attended Roman Catholic schools in Port au Prince. She will be remembered most for helping people, especially her large family who emigrated and settled in the United States from Haiti. She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Rolande (Dorsainvil) DaCosta and Marie Therese (Dorsainvil) Paul-Emil. Eleonore emigrated to the United States in 1952; and settled in Hartford with her husband, Candido Amaro, Sr. She worked for the Community Renewal Team for many years before retiring. Soon after retirement, she moved to Sacramento, CA where she lived for 11 years before returning to Connecticut. She was a prominent member of Hartford's burgeoning and active Haitian exile community, serving as past Secretary and President of the Haitian-American Club of Connecticut in the 1960s and 1970s. Eleonore leaves to cherish her memory her children: Dorly Goodman of Los Angeles, CA, Karly and James Amaro of Seattle, WA, Candido Amaro, Jr. of Anchorage, AK, Joyce Haughton of East Hartford, and Ralyne Amaro of Bloomfield. Additionally, she leaves 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces and nephews, including Irma ("Mama") DaCosta Malcolm of Bloomfield, Marie Claire ("Kekete") DaCosta Dorisca of Boston, MA, Jean-Claude Severe of Hartford, Rosemary Dorsainvil and Gerald Dupre of Hartford, Monique Goin of Meriden, and Evelyn and Alex Paul-Emil both of New York City. She also leaves several grand nieces and nephews. Eleonore's family would like to especially thank the staff at Avery Heights for its great and professional care in her final days. Donations in Eleonore's name may be made to Avery Heights or Saint Michael Parish of Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place this Saturday, July 12, 10:30 a.m., at Saint Michael Parish, 7 Clark Street, Hartford. Visiting hours will be Saturday prior to the funeral, 9-10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The repast will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1154 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, immediately following the burial. To share a memory with the family, please visit www.dillonbaxter.com.