Marie Claude Aupont was born in Gonaives, Haiti on October 5, 1936. Marie Claude is the eldest of 4 children: Antoine deceased, Tico deceased, and Joseph deceased.
Her long-awaited journey to Freeport Bahamas was quite challenging on a ship filled with other migrates like herself who wanted a better life and future for themselves and their families. She lived and work in a city called Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahamas for more than 7 years where she worked for a wealthy British family. Thereafter her dream finally came true, and she was headed to the United States in the year 1969. For more than 30 years she worked at Supreme Building Maintenance in Manhattan, New York where she since retired in 1995.
In 1996 she purchased her 1st home in Margate, Florida where she resided for more than 25 years. Going into retirement, Marie took care of her grandchildren. They would always go to the same home on 4th Street every weekend while her daughter would go to work. That was the number one thing that kept her busy. After her stroke in 2015, she still made a point to make sure her grandchildren were disciplined and taught them how to be the best version of themselves. She always taught us to be strong, independent, have respect for others. Most importantly she taught us to never settle for less and that’s exactly what she did until the very end of her sunset day on October 14, 2021.
Marie Claude is affectionately known as ‘Big Mommy”. She truly had gifted hands when it comes to cooking her famous “Big Mommy Haitian Rice and Beans” and “Lambi (Conch)”. For those who really knows her, she was quite witty and funny. She will be remembered by all her family, friends, and all her wonderful and helpful neighbors on 4th Street in Margate, Florida. Special thanks go to all of Marie Claude's neighbors: Joseph and Sevilia Toussaint and family, Yolanda Lacue and family, Paulette and Frank Cadet and family, Mohamed Sulaman and family, and Mary and Beth Rothhacker for they would check on Marie Claude whenever needed since 1996.
She is survived by her beloved daughters: Mirielle Jean and Irene Charles (Adrick). Grandchildren: Stanley Jean, Cassandra Jean Henry, Malik Branford, and Victoria Hong-Long. Great Grandchildren: Isaiah Jean, Alexander Henry, and Christian Henry. Niece: Valentine Julien. Great Niece: Guerline Pierre. Cousin: Ronald Nau, Suzie Laurent, Melissa Laurent, Kettley Francois, Ben Nau, and Edward Nau. Best Friend: Jocelyn Marie Button.
I would also like to thank everyone that keep in contact with Marie Claude via phone weekly to make sure she was okay. I love you always and may God continue to bless you all.