Alzette Gracia Randolph Obituary

Alzette (Joseph) Gracia

<p>Alzette (Joseph) Gracia, fondly referred to as Zette, of Margate, FL, passed away peacefully at her private residence in West Roxbury, MA, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the age of 73.</p><p><br></p><p>She was born in Saint-Louis-du-Nord, Haiti, on January 25, 1951, to Amedee F. Joseph and Altes D. Joseph.</p><p><br></p><p></p><p>Zette received her primary education from St. Agnes All Girls’ Elementary School in Saint-Louis-du-Nord. Upon graduation, Zette continued her education at a four-year school program specially crafted for girls with deep religious tendencies and beliefs. She then graduated from The College of Leopold-Cedar Senghor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.</p><p><br></p><p></p><p>In 1975, at the age of 23, Zette, the first of her seven siblings, migrated to the United States, where she settled in Massachusetts. Soon after migrating to America, Zette got married and started a family. Her house was often known as a classroom, a dormitory, and a place of assembly that received many of her siblings, cousins, and friends.</p><p><br></p><p></p><p>Zette was never a fan of the New England weather, which was the primary reason why, shortly after her divorce, she moved to Florida with her two young children in 1991. Soon after, Zette earned a degree within the nursing profession as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later as a Registered Nurse. Her academic and professional advancements led her to a leadership position as a Nurse Supervisor at Broward Children's Center in Pompano Beach, FL, where she worked for more than 30 years in various areas of nursing. Zette was recognized for her hard work, her caring attitude, and her soft voice. She mentored many of her colleagues, who continued to speak very highly of her work ethic and her commitment to the profession. As a result of her support and guidance to her staff, many remained in touch throughout her retirement.</p><p><br></p><p></p><p>Beyond her professional life, Zette was a devout Christian and a woman of deep faith who attended the Haitian Evangelical Siloe Church in Lauderhill, Florida. She was an active member of the church for over 30 years. Her commitment to Christ was demonstrated in service, as not only a member of the church choir but as a Sunday school teacher for children. Her boundless love for family, the kindness and generosity she offered equally to friends and strangers are her most significant legacies.</p><p><br></p><p></p><p>Alzette is survived by her children, Ralph Gracia and Natalie Gracia; her grand-daughter, Valentina Meca; her siblings, Augusta (Joseph) Jean-Denis, Renant Joseph, Marc-Antoine Joseph, Ancelet Joseph, Gustave Joseph, Rosalte (Joseph) Chavré, and Marie Fanide (Joseph) Dimanche, as well as countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.</p><p></p><p>She was predeceased by her parents, Altes D. Joseph, in 2012 and Amedee F. Joseph, in 2018.</p><p><br></p><p>Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services on Saturday, February 17th, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Tabernacle Baptist Congregation, 575 American Legion Hwy Roslindale, MA 02131. Interment will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St., Randolph.</p><p><br></p><p>To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.</p><p><br><br></p><p></p>
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Alzette (Joseph) Gracia, fondly referred to as Zette, of Margate, FL, passed away peacefully at her private residence in West Roxbury, MA, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the age of 73.


She was born in Saint-Louis-du-Nord, Haiti, on January 25, 1951, to Amedee F. Joseph and Altes D. Joseph.


Zette received her primary education from St. Agnes All Girls’ Elementary School in Saint-Louis-du-Nord. Upon graduation, Zette continued her education at a four-year school program specially crafted for girls with deep religious tendencies and beliefs. She then graduated from The College of Leopold-Cedar Senghor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


In 1975, at the age of 23, Zette, the first of her seven siblings, migrated to the United States, where she settled in Massachusetts. Soon after migrating to America, Zette got married and started a family. Her house was often known as a classroom, a dormitory, and a place of assembly that received many of her siblings, cousins, and friends.


Zette was never a fan of the New England weather, which was the primary reason why, shortly after her divorce, she moved to Florida with her two young children in 1991. Soon after, Zette earned a degree within the nursing profession as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later as a Registered Nurse. Her academic and professional advancements led her to a leadership position as a Nurse Supervisor at Broward Children's Center in Pompano Beach, FL, where she worked for more than 30 years in various areas of nursing. Zette was recognized for her hard work, her caring attitude, and her soft voice. She mentored many of her colleagues, who continued to speak very highly of her work ethic and her commitment to the profession. As a result of her support and guidance to her staff, many remained in touch throughout her retirement.


Beyond her professional life, Zette was a devout Christian and a woman of deep faith who attended the Haitian Evangelical Siloe Church in Lauderhill, Florida. She was an active member of the church for over 30 years. Her commitment to Christ was demonstrated in service, as not only a member of the church choir but as a Sunday school teacher for children. Her boundless love for family, the kindness and generosity she offered equally to friends and strangers are her most significant legacies.


Alzette is survived by her children, Ralph Gracia and Natalie Gracia; her grand-daughter, Valentina Meca; her siblings, Augusta (Joseph) Jean-Denis, Renant Joseph, Marc-Antoine Joseph, Ancelet Joseph, Gustave Joseph, Rosalte (Joseph) Chavré, and Marie Fanide (Joseph) Dimanche, as well as countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Altes D. Joseph, in 2012 and Amedee F. Joseph, in 2018.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services on Saturday, February 17th, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Tabernacle Baptist Congregation, 575 American Legion Hwy Roslindale, MA 02131. Interment will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St., Randolph.


To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.



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Feb
17
Funeral Service
Saturday, February 17 2024
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tabernacle Baptist Church
575 American Legion Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
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Blue Hill Cemetery
700 West St
Braintree, MA 02184
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