Jumithe Petiote Bazile

Jumith Petiote Bazile was known by many as “Madam Be” and was affectionately nicknamed “Man Be” by her friends. She was the daughter of Priscilla Bazile and Merat Petiote. Jumith was the last remaining child of their eight children.

 Jumith was born on November 26, 1915 in the town of Bainet, which is near Jacmel in the South-East “department”, or region, in Haiti. In 1944, she married her beloved late husband Jean Alberoi Bazile and they were married for 60 years. By that union, she was blessed with eight loving children: Pauline, (late) Pierre, Marie Lourdes, Phanel, Erbe, Mirtho, Sylvie and Solange; as well as 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

 Jumith’s commitment to her family was unconditional which was evident in the way she cared for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her journey started in 1974 when she arrived in the U.S. and lived in the following states: New York, Massachusetts and Florida. Then in 2000, she returned to Massachusetts where she made it her (final) permanent residence. 

 She loved singing, dancing, cooking delicious meals for family and friends, and telling stories. Jumith touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and she had a delightful sense of humor.

 Her life came to an end at the age of 95 on August 8, 2011, where she passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving children. She was much loved by her family who will miss her until the day they all meet again with Christ in Eternity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela Church, Mattapan on Saturday, August 20 at 10:00AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday 6-9PM.