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Dutton Mitreel Diogene

May 13, 1939 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 82)

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Dutton Mutreel Diogene born May 13, 1939, to the late Fab and Lovincia Diogene in L’estere Haiti will be laid to rest Saturday May 7, 2022.

Dutton completed his studies at the age of 17.  He was married to Vertulia Murat Sugene and their union produced 10 children to which, seven are living.  He left Haiti at the age of 38 years old to the United States, where he worked at various jobs.

While living in the United States, Dutton still provided and cared for his family back in Haiti.  He loved to watch soccer with his family and friends.  His favorite team was Brazil.  He also enjoyed watching a good wrestling match to which he referred as " lutte chalibrik" featuring Hulk Hogan and/ or the Ultimate warrior. He liked travelling and visiting new places. He had completed many building projects in Haiti and had plans for many more. He was a dreamer and was always planning something. He kept himself busy. He was determined and nobody or nothing could dissuade him from his plans.

Although, Dutton was living in the United States, specifically in Irvington New Jersey, he kept in constant contact with his children and often called them to encourage them to do well in school. He instilled in them a love for education. He knew that education would give them a better chance to succeed in the new life he was planning for them.

Dutton was able to overcome many different health obstacles in his lifetime.  Despite health challenges, he was known as someone with a fighting spirit.

In April 2022, this champion fought his last battle.  He was called to be with the Lord on the 18th of April 2022, to be exact.

He shared his life and love with his wonderful Vertulia Diogene

His sons and their wives:  Bruno (Anita), Wilman (Mariziace), and Gary (Sindy)

His daughters and their husbands: Alicette (Julien Cheridor), Johanne (Gilbert Desilmar), Angeline, and Ninette(Cyril Coumarbatch)

His grandchildren: Kerlande Hines, Judith Cheridor, Judelande Cheridor, Emmanuel Cheridor, Nelson Cheridor, Cassandra Cheridor, Stephanie Cheridor, Gibson Desilmar, Melissa Diogene, Esther Diogene, Nayla Diogene, Wilman Diogene Jr., Ethan Diogene, Cameron Diogene, Brandyn Diogene, Edeck Pierre Jr., Nathan Pierre, Gabriel Pierre, Bethel Pierre, Kaleb Coumarbatch, Ismaella Coumarbatch, Kayla Coumarbatch, etc…

Dutton came from a family of 15 brothers and sisters. To name a few, there are listed as follow:

His brothers: Antoine Diogene, Assurance Diogene (deceased), Pompilus Diogene (deceased) Joseph Diogene, Joissaint Diogene (deceased) Saint-Phard Diogene (deceased)

His sisters: Francilie Diogene (deceased), Leticia Diogene, Sainte-Anne Diogene (deceased)

He will be greatly missed by all the above people and all his friends, family and neighbors in Haiti and the USA.

 Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay…
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the lord




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May 7, 2022

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Mount Olives Church of God
24 Cleveland Street
Orange, New Jersey 07050

Video is available for this event

Funeral Service
May 7, 2022

9:00 AM
Mount Olives Church of God
24 Cleveland Street
Orange, New Jersey 07050

Interment following funeral service
May 7, 2022

Hollywood Memorial Park
1500 Stuyvesant Ave.
Union, NJ 07083

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