Marie Anita “Mother” Barthelemy Vilbrun


Vilbrun, Anita cropped photo

Marie Anita Vilbrun,79, of Havana Cuba passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for, and loved on  Monday, August 26,2013 at 2:54am. 

Anita was born in Cuba and later moved to Port-Au- Prince, Haiti.  She married Joseph Bonheur Vilbrun in 1960.  Anita came to the United States on March 19, 1971. Anita was married to Joseph for 34 years prior to his passing & raised 6 children, Eliana, Wesner, Nicole, Sonita, Yolette and Annette in Haiti and finally in Boston, Ma. 

Possessing a true servant’s heart, Anita faithfully cared for her family and friends through her words of wisdom and delicious cooking. Throughout her life she maintained a simple and sweet demeanor that won the trust of many hearts.

An amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, and mentor. A woman of faith and the heart of the Vilbrun family, Anita shaped their spirituality through charismatic prayer.  Anita was a woman with no judgment, modesty, strength, and wisdom.  

Her surviving family members are numerous, but may include:

Mother of 6children:Eliana, Wesner,Nicole, Sonita, Yolette and Annette.

Grandmother to 16: Sandra, Nartacha, Juliette, Henry, Wesner Jr., James, Tallulah, Rashid, Kareem, Cachita, Tatjana, Giovanni, Cecilia, Tawsky, Jerry Wes and Joseph. Great grandmother to 7:Jordan, Azyia, Jayden, Hannah, Ali, Khalil and Giovanni.

To our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, our friend our ROCK we will forever love you, miss you and honor your gift of love. Rest in peace Marie Anita Vilbrun.

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude”-Denis Waitley

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela’s Church, 1548 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan on Saturday, August 30 at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours will be held Friday in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, from 6-9 P.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.  A reception will follow the graveside service at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester.