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Jean Bernard Benoit

April 20, 1980 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 42)


Jean Bernard Benoit was born on April 20, 1980, in Bélance to

Christian Benoit and Derilia Joseph. He is known to his family

and friends as Bernard. He is the 2 of his parent's five children

and is the eldest boy. He attended school at L'ecole Nationale in

Belance and then transferred into L'ecole Nationale in Port au

Prince. While maturing, Bernard would always be found being a

student in every facet of his life. When in the presence of

professionals, he would watch them work until he understood

their work. He would ask questions and observe with hopes of

duplicating the work when the need arose.

Bernard had always been in the proximity of Esther Pierre-

Louis, the woman who would become his wife. Bernard's eldest

sister, Christianne, is the Godmother of one of Esther's sisters,

which allowed them to mature alongside one another. Esther

would be a great friend due to this connection until 2005, when

the two became romantically involved. Before marrying his

beloved wife. He fathered his eldest child, Christ Anaya, in 2011.

In search of a better life, he emigrated from Haiti to The United

States on July 31, 2012, where he would live with his father and

begin working towards said life. Less than a year later, Bernard

would return to Port Au Prince, to marry his beloved Esther on

June 26, 2013. Following their marriage, the couple began their

lives together in Irvington, NJ. They would become the parents

of another daughter, Lisa Bianca.

Upon settling together in Irvington, they would be active

community members. This would afford Bernard to model his

kindhearted soul and demonstrate that he would give you

anything he could offer. Bernard would often be found telling

jokes and laughing with his friends and family, even when life's

unfortunate moments arose. Bernard's keen love for people was

witnessed most through his ability to laugh with others. He

knew how to sit and be present with his people while

maintaining a reason to smile and laugh. His infectious laugh

will be remembered by many.

He will be remembered by his parents, his siblings: Christianne, Christella,

Chrismene, and Lucsonne and a host of loved ones and friends.


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24 Hour Viewing
June 3, 2022

5:00 PM
Island Memorial Funeral Home
49 S Munn Ave
East Orange, New Jersey 07017

24 Hour Viewing
June 4, 2022

8:00 AM
House of Prayer
469-471 S 17th st
Newark, NJ 07103

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Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

9:00 AM
House of Prayer
469-471 S 17th st
Newark, NJ 07103

Interment following funeral service
June 4, 2022

Hollywood Memorial Park
1500 Stuyvesant Ave.
Union, NJ 07083

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