Marie Oganie Dorcilorme was born May 21st 1936 in L’Artibonite, Haiti. Daughter of Amilia Thomas and Similor Dorcilorme, Marie Oganie is the second child of ten.
In Marie Oganie’s youth she found joy in cooking, being an entrepreneur, singing, and in praying as a devout catholic. Later it was Marie’s life’s work and passion to take care of her two children, family, and friends. Marie left her home country of Haiti in 1986 and immigrated to the United States of America. Marie Oganie spent the majority of her adult years traveling between Haiti and the United States. She called New York her second home, and even became a U.S. Citizen. Marie Oganie spent her years in the United States with the title of “Grandma". She was considered a grandma to all that met her. There were no happier times in Oganie's life than when she would be in the presence of her family.
In her later years, Marie Oganie enjoyed caring for her children, grandchildren, friends, nieces, nephews, and for all. Her hobby and love for cooking became synonymous with her presence. She found joy in praying, gardening, and storytelling. Marie Oganie spent many years of her life fighting chronic illness, surviving multiple heart attacks, undergoing intensive surgeries; however, she never relented in the face of life’s hardest challenges. She was known for her persistence and sheer will. Marie Oganie never let any circumstances in life ever discourage her.
On the morning of March 17th 2023, Marie Oganie Dorcilorme was called home. She leaves behind a large family who will greatly miss her. Her two children: her son Jean Alix Dieudonne and his wife Bladine Aslaint Dieudonne, and her daughter Marie Mercedes Romeline Benoit-LaRoche and her husband Mario Laroche. Her grandchildren: Stephanie Dieudonne, her BooBoo - Marvin LaRoche, Roberto Dieudonne, Pierre Charles LaRoche, Jean-François Joseph Dieudonne, Tara Ganie LaRoche, Laëtitia Olivia Dieudonne. Her great grandchildren: Allen Nicholas Charles, Wayan Dieudonne, Alina Claudine Charles, and Luna Dieudonne. She is survived by her siblings: Marie Sadila, Joseph Ovilma, Similien, Ovilia, Joana, as well as, as her many nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to the amazing women who had taken care of Marie Oganie during sickness: Clodia Gaetan, Juliante Destra, Janet Pamphille, Kenya James, Sarita and the many more who helped her in her time of need.
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