Simone Y. Lafortune
Simone Y. Lafortune passed away with her loving family at her
side on Saturday morning, August 26, 2017 at her daughter’s home
in Malden. She was 84. Simone was born in Cotes-De-Fer, Haiti.
She was one of five children of the late Charlotin & Itilia (Veillard)
Jasmin. She was both a dedicated teacher and a highly-skilled
professional tailor. As an educator, she spent 20 years shaping
young minds and encouraging their sense of curiosity. She worked
very hard to instill her love of education in all her children.
As a sought-after tailor, she very much enjoyed making her
clients look their best. In addition to her family, her catholic
faith was extremely important to her. Despite several tragedies
that she experienced, her belief in God remained unshaken.
Simone first came to America in 1985 and became a U.S. citizen
in 1996. She continued to work diligently to ensure her
children’s success and happiness in this country.
Simone was the devoted mother of Marie-Edouard Lafortune, Viviane
Lafortune and her husband Welder Sotero, Rose-Marie Lafortune,
Raymonde Lafortune, Myriame L. Noel and her husband Myrtho, her
sons Gaston Lafortune & Jean Lafortune and his wife Sheila.
Loving sister of Carmelita C. Domerson, Soeur M. Colin, Brigitte
Colin and Jacques Coguillon. Simone was the cherished
grandmother of Joyce Lafortune, Marcia Louis Morgan, David
Gagnon, Amaounda Eveillard, Deborah Eveillard, Chelsea Noel,
Myrdriodone Myrtho Noel, Stephan Lafortune, Brienne Lafortune,
and the great-grandmother of Belle Rose-Marie Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her husband Pierre G. Lafortune and
daughter Marie Guetie Lafortune.
Simone’s funeral will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on Saturday, September. 2,
2017 at 8:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St.
John the Evangelist, 2254 Mass Ave., Cambridge at 10 AM.
Interment to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
Relatives and friends are welcome to visiting hours in the Weir
– MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on
Friday, September 1, 2017 from 5-9 PM.