Marie S. Metoyer

Edwards, New Hampshire

1925 - 2020


Edwards, New Hampshire


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Dr. Marie S. Metoyer, 94, died March 17, 2020, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack following a brief illness.

She was born in Jersey City, N.J., on Sept. 11, 1925, the oldest daughter of two physicians: Dr. L. Keith Madison and Dr. Lena F. Edwards.

She graduated Fordham University in three years (summa cum laude) and Cornell Medical School, had a general medical practice of pediatrics and OB/GYN from 1952 to 1968 in Jersey City, then psychiatry from 1968 to 1996 in Vermont and New Hampshire. She was active in medical, minority and women's groups in Manchester and in New Hampshire.

Her husband of 57 years, Victor Metoyer Jr., predeceased her in 2003.

Family members include five children, Victor J. Metoyer III of New York City, N.Y., Stephen A. Metoyer (Patricia) of Takoma Park, Md., Cecile M. Garcia of Randolph, Mass., Eric M. Metoyer (Jessica) of San Francisco, Calif., Adrienne R. Eng of San Carlos, Calif.; four grandchildren, Victor ("Robby") Metoyer IV, Nicole Cahlander, Kimberly Eng, and Aqueelah Shaheed; and great-grandchildren through Aqueelah (Yusef, Halim, Nasir and Achilles). Dr. Metoyer's surviving siblings are Dr. Edward Madison of Freehold, N.J., Dr. John Madison (Avril) of Wilmington, Del., and Paul Madison of Grand Rapids, Mich.; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: There are no services at this time due to COVID-19 virus restrictions. Services will take place in the near future once the restriction on gatherings is lifted.

Donations in memory of Dr. Marie Metoyer can be made to Greater Manchester Black Scholarship (, Sisters of Mercy (, or Community Hospice House (

J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For up-to-date service information, our online guestbook and additional obituary, please visit

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The family of great physicians in the Lafayette are of Jersey City, New Jersey I was 19 yrs of age when I left Jersey City, New Jersey, But I remembered well outstanding services rendered,

Dr. Metoyer and her family are Jersey City Royalty. They broke the barriers of the day, an esteemed and brilliant African American family. The family was a much-respected household name in my family. My mother worked at the Margaret Hague Hospital for 36 years and knew the family well. We lived right around the corner from them in Jersey City and attended All Saints school and parish. Mom would take me to see her when I was sick. Dr. Edwards was our Dentist and Dr. Lena a legend. Rest...

While living in Jersey City, NJ, Dr. Metoyer was my pediatrician and the mother of one of my elementary school classmates, Cecile. Consequently, I have many memories of her wonderful medical care. I also recall how nurturing she was to her own family and friends.
However, I feel that I would be remiss if I didn't mention what a great role model she was. My own mother (who was also a force of nature) would often tell me to observe Dr. Metoyer as an example of what could be possible...

I met Marie during my employment at the Meetinghouse as the prior activities director. She was very a gracious woman with many amazing life accomplishments. It was a pleasure spending time with her. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

Dear Victor and Family, Like Miriam, I never had the honor of meeting your Mom, but feel like I know her through Victor's stories about her life and her extraordinary devotion and contributions to her family, community and country. I know that her loss will be really difficult to assimilate given the magnitude of what she has meant to you. But I hope the profound legacy she leaves, both on a professional and a personal basis, gives you some solace in the days and years ahead. With admiration...

To my dear friend Victor and your family,
I join you and the many people who knew your mom in mourning the passing of an extraordinary and courageous trailblazer. Although I never met her I feel I know her through you. The world was blessed with her presence, her energy and her love. Take care of yourself and I'm sending many hugs and affection during this difficult time. Stay strong! Miriam