Jolissaint Desir

December 6, 1940 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 79)


Jolissaint Desir (affectionally called, Pere Desir, Commandant De, Onondieu) 79, of Shirley, MA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 2:30 pm at St Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA after a short health declining. Pere Desir was born in Pont-Sonde- Dessouliers, Saint-Marc, Haiti on December 6, 1940 son of Fabius Desir and Elize Jolissaint who preceded him in death.

Jolissaint was a retired Officer from the Haitian Armed Forced from 1971 – 1991. He immigrated to the United States in 1995 and became a US Citizen in June 2018. Upon his arrival in the United States, he gave his life to Christ at Morija Church, Seventh Day Adventist in East Orange, NJ and was a member there until he moved to Massachusetts in 2004 to stay with his adored daughter Hernande & husband Clausel and helped raised his grandchildren, Hendel and Hernyde.

He was a member at Gethsemane (Haitian Church of Seventh Day Adventist) in Leominster until his passing. He was a devoted Christian who loved Christ and tried his best to serve him. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, cousin, friend. He leaves to cherish his memories, his lovely wife Immacula (Metellus) of 48 years, and lovely children: Guerda Desir of Haiti; Hernande (husband Clausel Laurole) of Shirley, MA; Jean-Junior Desir (wife Wisna E.) of Haiti, Rachelle (husband Philippe Joseph) of Florida, Minoucheka (husband Samuel Thenor) of New Jersey; and Gregory (wife Esther M. ) of Haiti. His grandchildren: Lensy Costume, Marc Arshley Desir, Claude-Hendel Laurole, Hernyde B. Laurole, Kwest Desir, Jahmal Desir, Aleandro Louis, Eureka Desir, Ryan Joseph, Cedric M. Desir & Emma Desir. His great grandchild: Julensky Anastal. He is survived by his brothers: Antoine, Sauveur, Onondieu & Rosemond of Haiti. And many cousins, nephews & nieces.

You will be missed by many and remembered by all.

A private funeral service will be held at New Life Church, Leominster & Burial at Village Cemetery in Shirley, MA with close family due to the current circumstances’ surroundings the COVID-19.

A Celebration of Jolissaint life will be announced at a later date so that friends and family may attend.

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