March 4, 1952 - April 20, 2020
Henri Duquéné was born on March 4, 1952 in Desdunes, Haiti. He was the first of eight children born to Immacula and Joseph Duquéné. Even as a young man Henri showed himself to be a serious individual. This became more evident at the time of his father’s passing. As his brother André relates, at that time, Henri stepped up and really ‘became a father’ figure to his younger brothers and sisters. He met his life-long sweetheart, Marie Solette and they were married on July 4, 1981. Together they raised three children: Ruth, Henri Caleb and Florence Esther. His life was blessed. As a young man Henri studied Agriculture as a Technician at the Damien Educational Institute in Port-Au-Prince. He later went on to study accounting. He then worked at Care International in Haiti as an inspector. Henri was a diligent, hardworking man, a man of integrity, respected by all his associates. In 2001 he moved his family to the US settling in Stamford, CT. He then began a career in Customer Care working at the family grocery market for his brother Andre. His face and smile became well known in the community. It was while he was in Port-Au-Prince in the mid 1970’s that Henri’s life took an important change. He began to personally study the Bible. To his joy he learned that God has a name and that he could enter into a personal relationship with that God, Jehovah. So, on August 30, 1975 he dedicated his life to God as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Henri was a faithful servant of Jehovah God who he loved with all his heart. He served as an elder for more than 30 years. He took his responsibility as an elder seriously, being generous with his time, always ready to listen and lend a helping hand. He was like a father to many. He was the epitome of what the Bible says in Psalms 41:1, showing consideration and compassion to others. He loved everyone. He was a good friend and always able to make others laugh. Henri zealously preached the word of God regarding a paradise on earth where humans will live forever in peace without pain, sickness or death. (Revelation 21:3, 4) Henri was known as a devoted family man, showing deep love for his mother, his siblings, his wife and children as well as all of his nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, his attachment to his wife being so strong that they are always seen together, shopping and even going to regular doctor visits together. Many observed that they were often seen walking, holding hands. They were truly an example of what love and marriage should be. If one wished to see an example of what the Bible describes as a couple being “one flesh” (Mark 10:9) then that was Henri and Solette. Henri was preceded in death by his father, Joseph. He is survived by his mother, Immacula, his wife of more than 38 years and their children; his brothers, Andre, Piervil, Ceramy and Dieugrand; his sisters, Agretta Guillaume, Henriette Duquéné and Cherisna Valon as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Due to current CDC Federal guidelines in keeping with public safety standards, the family is holding a Private Visitation and Prayer Service on Monday, April 27th at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford, CT. To leave a condolence message for the family you may visit the guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or on Facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome. (Creole Translation): Henri Duquene te fet nan vil Desdune, Ayiti 4 Mas 1952 . Se li ki te premye nan 8 pitit manmal Immacula ak papal Joseph. Menm lel te jenn gason, li te toujou montre li se yon moun responsab. Se sak fe le papal te mouri li te pran tet fanmi an. Li te vin tankou yon papa pou pipiti frel yo ak sel yo. Se Andre frel la menm ki di sa. Depi l fin te rankontre Marie Solette , li te konnen fi sa a se pal la . Se sak fe yo te marye jou ki te 4 Jiye 1981. Yo te gen 3 timoun ansanm : Ruth, Henri Caleb ak Florence Esther. Lavi l te byen ranpli. Lel te pi jenn, li te etidye agwonomi nan inivesite Damyen . Apresa li te etidye kontablite epi li te travay kom enspekte nan sevis entenasyonal Dayiti. Se te yon gason vanyan ki te renmen travay. Se sak fe tout moun ki te konnen l te respekte l. An 2001, li menm ak fanmi l vin viv Ozetazini. Depi le a yo abite Stamford CT . E se lal te komanse karye l nan sevi kominote Stamford nan biznis li menm ak frel la Andre. Anpil moun te konnel pou jantiyes li . Li te toujou bay tout moun bel akey ak gwo souri. Lavi Henri te vin chanje totalman nan ane 70 yo etan l te Potoprens le li te komanse etidye Labib ak Temwen Jewova yo . Li te kontan lel te aprann Bondye rele Jewova e Jewova te vlel vin zanmi avel ! Se sak fe li te vwe lavil bay Jewova e li te batize 30 Out 1975 pou l ka bay tout li menm nan sevis Jewova a. Henri te viv kom yon esklav pou Jewova e li te fe sa ak tout kel . Pandan 30 an sevis li kom ansyen , li te tankou yon papa pou anpil nan nou. Yon moun nou ka konte sou li , yon egzanp vivan de pawol nou jwenn nan Som 41:1 an . Li te gen konsiderasyon ak konpasyon pou lot moun e li li te renmen tout moun ! Li te yon bon zanmi preta few ri e konsa tou preta soutniw le sa nesese. Li te preche avek zel mesaj wayom nan, lavi pou toutan nan yon paradi sou te a kote pap gen ni maladi ni soufrans ni lanmo. Tout moun ap viv anpe pou toutan. (Rev 21:3,4) Henri te renmen fanmil anpil. Li te montre sa nan fason li te boule avek manman l , frel ak sel yo , madanm li , pitit li , neve l yo ak nyes li yo. Li te yon bon mari ki te atache ak madanm li .Anpil moun te konn we yo nan lari men nan men tout kote yo prale .Li met te nan maket, nan randevou dokte , ak preche . Henri ak Solette te yon bel egzanp pou moun ki marye nan fason yo te viv tankou yon sel che jan Bib la di sa nan Mak 10:9 Nan 38 bel ane maryaj yo , Henri ak Solette te byen viv .Byenke papal te deja pran devan, Henri li menm kite deye manman l Immacula, madanm li, pitit li yo, frel yo : Andre, Piervil, Ceramy ak Dieugrand. Sel yo: Agretta Guillaume, Henriette Duquene ak Cherisna Valon ak yon paket neve ak nyes.
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