Obituary for Francoise Clermont (Desir)
Leominster-Francoise (Desir) Clermont, 84, passed away peacefully at Leominster Hospital on Monday, August 7, 2017. She is survived by her son Guece Clermont & wife Marie, and her adoring grandchildren, Rose, Schneider, Schneiden, Sigmund, Mendhyn Clermont, all with whom she lived, of Leominster; sister Ena Etienne of Haiti, and many dear friends. She was pre-deceased by her husband Yvon Clermont.
Francoise was born in Anse-á-Veau, Haiti to the late Brunache & Franciette Desir. She enjoyed her primary career as an elementary school teacher and later owned and operated a successful restaurant before ultimately retiring. Francoise immigrated to the United States in 2009 and was happiest to be close to her family while living together in Leominster. She was a woman of great faith and devout member of the Peniel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the Bethel Haitian Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clinton. She lived a happy and healthy life and took pleasure in singing for many years in her church choirs. Francoise enjoyed the outdoors, growing flowers in her garden, and teaching children. She was a talented cook who took pleasure in preparing meals for family and friends. Francoise provided a great example as the matriarch of her family and will be forever missed and remembered lovingly as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. A Calling hour will be held from 10 until 11AM on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in the Village Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 75 Sawyer St., South Lancaster, with a Funeral Service to follow at 11AM. Interment will be held at 10AM on Monday, August 21, 2017 in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com