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8640: Boston Haitian Priest Passed Away (fwd)
To Corbeteers familiar with Boston,
The Boston Haitian community had lost a long time community person, the
Reverend Msgr. Leandre Jeannot. Reverend Jeannot passed away Sunday July 8
after a long illness supported by his family, his friends and his
parishioners . He was in his early 70's. Father Jeannot began his ministry in
Boston in l971 after a brief stay in New York, following his ordination in
the Catholic priesthood in Columbia.
He began ministering in St. Leo, the first Catholic parish in the U.S with a
Haitian administrator in Spring of l971. At the time of his illness, he was
the pastor of St.Leo/St. Matthews in Dorchester. He was instrumental in
opening several parishes in the Boston vicinity so Haitian Catholics could
worship. His most important work was the opening of the Haitian Multi Service
Center, the only surviving Haitian social service agency in the Boston area.
He is survived by his two brothers ,two sisters and a nephew.
The wake will be Friday and the funeral Saturday morning.
Peace to his soul.