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Coronavirus obituaries: Marie Charlot, Dr. Louis Fontaine and Marie-Therese Barthole

By The Haitian Times

As the COVID-19 death toll mounts across our communities, The Haitian Times is honoring the memory of known and probable coronavirus victims. We hope it brings succor to the many families and friends who are not able to participate in our usual adieu/farewell rituals.

Here are three Haitians who lost their battles against the virus. The full tribute page is available here.

Marie Charlot

Picture of COVID-19 victim Marie Charlot. Photo courtesy of Marie Charlot’s family

Marie Charlot died of the novel coronavirus on April 17, 2020. Charlot resided in Brooklyn, New York. She was a multi-talented person. The Port-au-Prince native was a sculptor, an event planner, and an entrepreneur. Charlot cared deeply for people, she was always willing to give and counsel.

Marie-Thérèse Latortue Barthole

Marie-Thérèse Latortue Barthole was the older sister of Haiti’s former Prime Minister Gérard Latortue and of Paul Latortue. She is survived by her five children: Paul Albert, Charles Gérard Barthole, Renée Barthole Pierre, Fabiola Barthole Louis and Pascal Barthole Hogu.

Dr. Louis Edouard Fontaine

Dr. Louis Edouard Fontaine posing for a picture.

Dr. Louis Edouard Fontaine caught COVID-19 from treating patients with the virus. He graduated from Université d’État d’Haïti (UEH) in 1996. Dr. Fontaine battled the virus for more than two weeks before dying.

If you would like to include your loved one or know of a prominent figure who should be added to our virtual memorial and obituary section, please email either their name and/or picture or the link to their obituary to [email protected]. Together, we will get through this stronger than before.

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY's sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
Onz Chery
Jul. 24, 2020

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