Germaine Valarie Pierre
On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, God called his precious daughter Germaine Valarie Pierre home. God fulfilled his promise to her and prepared a room in his home of many mansions.
Germaine was born on March 31, 1946, in Port of Spain, Trinidad to the late Walter Phillip James Butcher and Myotte B. (Orosco) Butcher. She attended Providence Catholic High School and was a member of the Girls Senior Choir. In 1964 Germaine migrated with her family to the United States. Briefly in an overwhelmingly turbulent marriage, she became a single parent of three during one of the most economic challenges this country has faced.
Germaine obtained her certification in Home Health Care from then she dedicated her life’s work to geriatric care management. She was passionate about the inadequacies in socioeconomic status and its interconnection with health care disparities for older adults. She specialized in promoting client dignity, quality of life, assisted living, post-acute medical care, behavioral management, and rehabilitation care. She worked at Lutheran and Maimonides Hospital for many years. She then went on to work for the private care industry; she retired in 2015.
Germaine was a loving and dedicated mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Myotte, her mother, was her driving force in her younger life. She adored her sister Cheryl greatly and loved her cousin Anne very much. Germaine loved her family and friends immensely. She was a pioneering woman with a lust for life and a smile that lit up any room she was in. Her laughs were infectious, and her eyes revealed her immeasurable strength and untamable spirit. She loved good music, good jokes, drawing, traveling, and experiencing other cultures. Shopping, definitely shopping, soap operas, and spending time with sister friends reminiscing about the good ole days.
She’s preceded in death by brothers and sisters Lawrence Butcher, Claude Butcher, Walter Trevor Butcher, Carmen Sosa, and Angela Reid. She leaves to cherish her loving memories: 3 children, Susanne Pierre, Jerry Pierre, and Sean Butcher; Sister Cheryl Owens, Brother Albert Reid; Her Special Niece Elizabeth Collins, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and her best friend of 50+ years Ethel Owens.
A memorial visitation will be held at Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Religious Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
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Thoughts & Prayers
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May your memories bring you peace and the knowledge that she is with God our father.
Cousin Michelle and Family
As children in Trinidad we were very close and I would visit her home in Belmont weekly, sometimes more often than that.
But after our emigration to the US, we went our disparate ways and seemed to only see each only on special occasions ( weddings or more likely funerals).. Regretfully, we cannot undo the time lost
With heartfelt sympathy to all who mourn her loss
Please accept our deepest condolences at the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may the loving memories you shared bring peace, solace and strength.
Susan Harris, Ricardo Jules and the Shippley Family