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Celebrating the life of

Jean Alex Laraque

January 18, 1944 - April 29, 2021

Jean Alex Laraque

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JEAN ALEX LARAQUE, son of Isabelle Élizée Laraque and Colonel Alexandre Laraque, was born in Haiti.  While he was a poet at heart, he enjoyed sports, particularly boxing and soccer. Missing a World Cup  championship on TV was an absolute “No no” for him. Jean Alex had a real passion for music: he grew  up listening to French classics, but of course, as a true Haitian, he loved his “compa” music. Salsa music  was another of his favourites as well. In other words, music was food to his soul… a good soul as he was  known for his kindness and generosity. He loved his entire family dearly and was always eager to lend a helping hand. Some would affectionately refer to him as Tonton Nwèl (Santa Klaus). He was also  generous of heart. But when it comes to real food “Mayi ak lambi” (conch and cornmeal) was among his favorites. As he entered into his late teenage years, he moved to Canada before immigrating to the United States.  There, he worked for the NYC Transit in Queens, New York until he retired in 2006. Then, he moved  to Savannah, Georgia with his wife Lynette and his stepchildren. On Thursday, April 29th, 2021, Jean Alex  responded to his Lord’s call and passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife at his residence in Georgia. IN ADDITION TO HIS WIFE LYNETTE, Jean Alex is survived by HIS CHILDREN, Patrice, Ralph, Isabelle, Rodrigue, Jean-Alex Jr, Omar LARAQUE; STEPCHILDREN, Navin, Gary, Steven and Mandira HARDIAL; GRANDCHILDREN, Mikahil, Kharia, Chassity, Caolinn, Rodrigue,Jr, Jean-Prince, Fabien, Frederique  Isabelle, Amira and Omar,Jr LARAQUE; SISTER, Marie-Alix LARAQUE; AS WELL AS his very close cousins from the ÉLIZÉE, LUCAS, LULLY, LARAQUE, HARRIGAN families.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 6th 2021, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. A Visitation will be held for one hour prior to service. 


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I am Omar's Aunt I am very sorry for your lost, my family sends their condolences.

- Linda Esteves, Massapequa, NY

Rest up Grandpa

- Omar Jr. Laraque, Richmond, Virginia

My deepest condolences to the family.

- Urcilina Grammont , Valley Stream, NY

We send out deepest condolences to the whole family! He was a lovely and caring man! May he sleep in Peace.

- Roxanne, Jailyn, and Anne in-laws of Navin Alex stepson , Bronx , New York

Our deepest condolences to Alex's family. The world as loss and incredible life, may he rest in eternal peace.

- Lauren, Roger, Ashton & Justin Ramcharitar , South Ozone Park, NY

Jean je t'ai beaucoup aimé et tu me l'as bien rendu.Tu as choisi ta vie tu as choisi ta mort. Que Dieu accueille ton âme. Ta cousine Ninotte

- Ninotte ELIZEE , Montreal, Quebec (QC)

"[Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade but the memories last forever]"... Souvenirs... Je retiendrai cette phrase qui résume Jean-Alex lorsqu'il vous accueillait chez lui : "tu n'as envie de rien" ... Repose en paix Tonton Jean

- Dominique Eyma, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Rest in peace Jean will miss you Sympathies to the children and Mamoue

- Harrigan, Sunrise, Florida

R. I. P, condolences. Family

- Remy C LUCAS , Jean rabel,, Haïti

As we continue to lift the family in prayer, we pray that God's peace and joy be your comfort and strength during this time.

- Yanick Luly, Farmingville, NY

On behalf of the Francois and Richardson family ..we are offering our deepest condolences and we are sharing your sorrow and sadness....may Jean Alex rest in peace....Berge....

- Jean B.Francois, Boynton Beach, Florida

My sincere condolences to the family

- Irving Elizee , Miami , Fla

Sincères regrets. Sympathies à la famille et spécialement à Fofo, Isabelle, Jeanlou et Rodrigue.

- Laraque (Poupette), Port-au-Prince, Haïti

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Laraque, Élysée and Harrigan families during your time of griefs.

- Pascale Lucas Francis, Homestead , Florida

Mes sympathies à tous ceux qui pleurent Jean-Alex. Que son âme repose en paix! Nathalie Lemaine

- Nathalie Lemaine , Port-au-Prince , Haïti

My sinceres condolences to the family

- Lucas, Deerfield Beach, , Fla

Mes sinceres condolences a la famille

- Olga Lucas, Deerfield Beach, Fla

Our condolences, prayers and love goes out to the family of Alex Laraque. He was not only a father figure to my siblings and I , he was a friend , caregiver , a true gentleman , one who gives for your happiness , unselfishly! You would be truly missed... He loved football / soccer , even though we both agreed its called football.. I will miss the wakeup calls on vacation , " Navin the game is going to start ! " I would jump out of bed!! He loved taking us to Dillards for shopping, he would alway say to me " the shirts are 100% cotton , cotton keeps you cool ! "... He got me checking labels now... We all will miss his voice , cool demeanor, kindness! I guess God misses him too! One lesson i would always remember from him , as he got his driver's license later on in life( i dont have mine as yet) is " you are never too old to learn something new !" Always teaching , always inspiring , will be missed always ! Until the next time we chill for a football game! Watch over us ! Sleep in peace!

- Priscilla and Neeron Hardial, Ny, Ny

Our deepest condolences! Our prayers will help you through this difficult stage!

- Yolette & Giovanni Policard, daughter and grandson of Morhanges Elizée, Uncle of Jean Alex Laraque, Port-au-Prince, Ouest

Condokences to his entire family. We've met Alex when he visited Trinidad with my aunt. Very nice person indeed. May he rest in peace. An angel looking diwn on his loved ones.

- Navin & Karen Deonarine, San Fernando, Trinidad

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • Visitation
  • 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thu, May 06, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 3:00 p.m. on Thu, May 06, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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