JULIETTE GIMON
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GIMON--Juliette Francoise,

died peacefully on Saturday, February 24 in New York City at the age of 45. Ms. Gimon was passionately dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world and enhancing the efficacy of philanthropy. She pioneered new ways to engage philanthropists and encouraged them to think creatively about advancing their causes. In this capacity she co-founded the Global Philanthropy Forum and then worked as a Program Manager for Google.org's Global Development Initiative from 2007 to 2009. She also worked at JP Morgan Private Bank as Vice President of Global Philanthropic Services. Ms. Gimon was also personally active in many philanthropic endeavors and for site visits traveled extensively to East Africa, India and Latin America. She joined the board of the Global Fund for Children in 2002 and served as board chair from 2007 to 2011. She also served on the boards of William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Synergos Institute and The Philanthropy Workshop West. Juliette Gimon was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France and moved to Greenwich, Connecticut at the age of 11. She then earned her BA in Anthropology from Columbia University. In September of 2016 Ms. Gimon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and with characteristic determination and resolve she tried to help those facing a similar diagnosis. She inspired a video series with Let's Win to give hope to those with pancreatic cancer. Above all she was devoted to her loving daughter Flora who is now surrounded by the love and support of family and close friends. Ms. Gimon is remembered by her daughter Flora Sofia Gimon, mother Eleanor Hewlett Gimon, sisters Nathalie Farman-Farma and Marianne d'Ansembourg, brother Eric Gimon, and their respective spouses Amir Farman-Farma, Alessandro d'Ansembourg, and Emma Gimon, as well her seven nieces and nephews and her many friends around the world. A vigil will take place from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, March 2 at Scotto Funeral Home in Carroll Gardens, 106 1st Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 4:00pm at Saint Charles Borromeo, 19 Sidney Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201. In lieu of flowers, we would like to encourage contributions in Juliette's honor to the Global Fund for Children and Let's Win.


Published by New York Times on Feb. 28, 2018.
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Two years gone. So sad.
Jennifer Duff
Friend
February 24, 2020
It is so hard to believe almost two years has passed since you left this world. As you know my Cheryl lost her battle with the monster, as she called it, January 21, 2017. When I think of her, everyday and night, I think of you and smile that she has such an amazing friend in heaven with her to laugh, smile and feel no more pain for eternity. Both of you were such brave fighters and will always be heroines to all of us, your loving family.
Love you both to the moon and back, as my girl used to say to me.
Liz Barboza
Friend
February 22, 2020
Almost two years ago, this lovely girl I met when she was born, has rejoined her father in heaven. Praying for you Juliette and for your lovely little girl Flora for whom I am sure you are looking down upon. May she be blessed with a happy life. Love and hugs to you dear Jujubi. Marilyn.
Marilyn Dufau Casanabe Miramon
February 22, 2020
JuJu Bee:

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the two year mark since your passing. Your departure created a void in me that will never be filled. I think of you every day. I hope you are resting easy now. From the other half of the dynamic duo-
Jennifer Duff
February 10, 2020
Dearest Juliette,
Already one year and one day, since you left us to be with Jesus. You were my Melanie's first little friend 45 years ago so you won't ever be forgotten. Rest in peace, please accept my prayers, dearest one.
Marilyn Dufau Casanabe Miramon
February 25, 2019
Juli Juls ...Cali just came home from Scotland and guess what she brought back for me Smarties! took me back to our younger days when you always brought me back Smarties whenever you were in France ... thinking of your mom and your family, especially today and especially your little Flora ... I miss you as does everyone ... sending your family all the love possible xoxo
Melissa Jolivet
February 24, 2019
I am feeling very sad thinking about Juliet. I love her. I hope she is in a good place. Love, her uncle Jim Hewlett
Jim Hewlett
February 19, 2019
I am thinking of Juliette, since the first anniversary of her passing is coming up on the 24th of February, 2019. My deepest condolences go to her family.
Suchitra Abel
February 18, 2019
My heart is heavy Juls ... your family's hearts are surely heavier, especially for your pride and joy little Flora with such the profound loss of you way too soon ... but I know that you are always watching over your beautiful Flora, strongly letting your presence around her known although she may not see it until she's a bit older ... thank you for your friendship from snail mail days to techie texts, emails, FB ... your birthday always kicked off the holiday season ... I miss you my friend ... please give my JuJu and little Ethan a big hug from me ... thank you for you in my life from Reid Hall in Paris to Columbia, through all my children's births, for being a loving Godmother to Julien ... I just thought of our trip touring the Loire and the castles and the Pims incident on the bus LOL! Love always XO
Melissa Jolivet
December 18, 2018
Sending love and holiday wishes to my Cheryl and her Angel friend Juliette. God bless them and the families they left behind.
Liz Barboza
November 25, 2018
Darling Juliette, I thought of you yesterday on your birthday, said prayers for you and your lovely daughter Flora.... on the 24th too is the feast day of Saint Flora.
RIP. With lots of love to you in heaven from Marilyn and Jean.
Marilyn and Jean Dufau Casanabe Miramon
November 25, 2018
Happy Birthday, JuJu. Miss you. Still can't believe you are gone.
Jennifer Duff
November 24, 2018
Dear Jette,

I have no words. I am just so sad...

I still can't believe you are gone.

Goodbye my smart, beautiful, caring, and lovely friend. Thank you so much for blessing my life. You were very good to me, and I will miss you forever.

With love and respect and a deep sadness,

Eben
Eben Miller
March 29, 2018
Juliette drew more joy from family and philanthropy than anyone Ive known. A phone call with her mother Eleanor, a visit from Marianne or Eric, or the opportunity to move into the same building as Nathalie were very special moments in her life, as they will remain in theirs. And Flora gave her new purpose and pleasure every day. Over the years I knew Juliette I watched her expand her family to include those with whom she worked and those she came to support -- whether they were next door or half way around the world. We all miss this very special light in our lives.
Jane Wales
March 25, 2018
Juliette was a playmate at The Cedars- her cabin was just above ours. I remember those days fondly. Love and prayers to her family. Love, Kate (Katherine Law's granddaughter)
Kate Kelso
Friend
March 15, 2018
Juliette was a bright light during an incredibly difficult time in my life. My deepest condolences to her family, and to delightful little Flora, her greatest love The world has lost one of the finest people I have ever known. May her grace inspire us all to leave the world a better place and to laugh more often. Bye for now my sweet friend. Sincerely, Devon Spurgeon
Devib Spurgeon
Friend
March 14, 2018
I worked with Juliette at google.org and was stunned to hear she has left this life. I remain mesmerized and touched by her grace and compassion because she came to work every day holding a type of assured silence with pure strength. I offer you my sincere condolences. I shall storm heaven with prayers for all who loved her and are heart broken especially her daughter. And I give you this Irish poem that I hope, with time and healing, will bring you comfort.
Sincerely,
Oona Buckley

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

"I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die."
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Oona Buckley
Coworker
March 7, 2018
Eleanor, Marianne and family. Janie and I are sad for your loss of Juliette. We can only hope that her reunion with Jean-Paul is as wonderful as we understand her life was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Jane
Jim De Piero
March 7, 2018
Lost my precious daughter Cheryl Barboza, 51, Jan 21, 2017 from this horrible disease, my heartfelt condolences to Juliette's family.
Liz Barboza
March 6, 2018
Juliette was a wonderful colleague. I have the fondest memories from traveling in India with her in 2007. I was early in my career at the Hewlett Foundation and Juliette was a kind, generous, and open collaborator, then working at Google.org.

We went to visit schools together and the image of Juliette forever seared in my memory is of her in a pair of big sunglasses skipping down the lane holding hands with an enthusiastic group of young girls, a huge huge smile on her face! I will keep this image in mind as a reminder to bring joy to the work as I continue tackling issues near and dear to Juliette's heart.
Dana Schmidt
March 6, 2018
My heart is heavy with sadness for someone who has battled this horrible disease. Thank you for all you have done in helping others find hope. I am 45 and on my third year now. It is way too young to be taken from us. My prayers go out to her loved ones. May you rest in piece.
March 6, 2018
Such sad news. Met her several times a decade ago when she was working for Google.org and representing her generous family. In Hyderabad she challenged me to find a hot pepper she could not eat. I am still looking for it. I wish I had a picture with her lovely mischievous smile.
Madhav Chavan
March 5, 2018
Juliette was a source of great encouragement and inspiration to all of us in the Global Development and Population Program at the Hewlett Foundation. Always with Juliette in mind, we will redouble our efforts to do the kind of work that makes the largest difference to women and children around the world.
Ruth Levine
March 5, 2018
Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Eleanor and her family. We knew Juliette since she was born, a beautiful little baby girl who was the first and oldest friend of my daughter Melanie. Our hearts are with you Eleanor at this time. Now she is reunited with her father who left too soon and her godmother. To you Marianne and Alessandro who have been there for her and Flora, all our sympathy on the loss of your beloved sister and sister-in-law. To you Nathalie and Eric our deepest sympathy too. May God bless you all and enable you to overcome your grief. Now Juliette is your special angel in heaven
Marilyn Dufau Casanabe Miramon
March 4, 2018
Len and I extend our sympathy to you Eleanor and your wonderful family as you mourn your special daughter, Juliette. Wish we had met her. Our loss.

Love, Sharon Santow
March 3, 2018
Juliette and I brought Flora into this world. I'm devastated Flora will grow up without her mother. I welcome your love and support to help Flora and I move beyond this tragedy. Thank you.
Jesse Sandoval
March 3, 2018
Dear Eleanor snd Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Juliette. Our love and prayers are with you all.
Love Sue & John Sullivan
March 3, 2018
Sorry to hear of the lost of this courageous young woman. The scriptures say" I do not take pleasure in the death of anyone... "(Ezekiel 18:31) and it also says "Do not be amazed ...all those in the memorial will hear his voice and come out..." May she sleep till that day!
P. Young
March 2, 2018
Juliette, you were taken from this world too soon. In the short time that I met you, I grew to admire your tenacity, and strength. You fought a brave fight, now rest with the Angels.
Heather M.
March 1, 2018
Juliette was a devoted mother to Flora Sofia, our granddoughter. We had the pleasure of meeting Juliette thanks to our son, Jesse. ( Flora's father) 7 years ago. Every week, Juliette allowed us to speak with Flora via Face Time. It was at this moments that we could see Flora develop. Thank you Juliette for your friendship. We will miss you very much. May the light of the Almigthy creator shine on you and keep you resting in peace for ever. Amen!
JESUS & BENITA SANDOVAL
March 1, 2018
Words cannot express how sad I am feeling.
Suchitra Abel
March 1, 2018
Dear Eleanor, Marianne, Alessandro and the entire family,
Words cannot express how saddened we are for the loss of the beloved Juliette. May she rest in peace and may the legacy of her wonderful actions live on and be of guidance and inspiration for all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ugo Catterina
February 28, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this amazing woman. I know that she will be truly missed by all who had the privilege to be aquainted with her. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that God can give you the strength to endure this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. 1Peter 5:6&7
February 28, 2018
I am so saddened by this news, but Juliette's obituary is ultimate testimony to the purpose-filled life of a remarkable person committed to a better world. I know the world is a better place for having had her, and her family, in it.
Joel Smith
February 28, 2018
What a terrible loss for such a wonderful family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Dr. Brian Waldron, D.O.
February 28, 2018
Dear Eleanor, Eric, Nathalie, Marianne and Flora. We are very saddened by your loss. Juliette was a very special young girl who grew into a wonderful young woman. She will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Peter/Cathy Hall
February 28, 2018
The friendships that start during childhood are special ones. There is not enough paper to list all of the cherished memories that Juliette and I shared, and there is no pool big enough to capture all of the tears that laughter delivered. Juliette always encouraged me to conquer adversity, seek the best, and embrace positivity. She showed me, through her own steadfast actions, that there is no limit in the odyssey of becoming a better person. I will keep her in my heart forever. I offer all of my love to Eleanor, Nathalie, Eric, Marianne, and sweet Flora, during this difficult and mournful passage.
Jennifer Di Buono Duff
February 28, 2018
A long, brave fight; now rest peacefully. It was an honor to have met you.
Alison Stephen
February 28, 2018
To Eleanor, Flora, and Juliette's entire family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Much love,
Leia
Leia Berla
February 28, 2018
The friendships that start during childhood are special ones. There is not enough paper to list all of the cherished memories that Juliette and I shared, and there is no pool big enough to capture all of the tears that laughter delivered. Juliette always encouraged me to conquer adversity, seek the best, and embrace positivity. She showed me, through her own steadfast actions, that there is no limit in the odyssey of becoming a better person. I will keep her in my heart forever. I offer all of my love to Eleanor, Nathalie, Eric, Marianne, and sweet Flora, during this difficult and mournful passage.
Jennifer Di Buono Duff
Friend
February 28, 2018
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