Gerard Chatelain

gerard chatelain

Gerard Chatelain was born in Jacmel, Haiti on September 30, 1938 to Arnold and Lise Chatelain. He was the second of five children. Gerard was educated and spent his 20’s and 30’s in Jacmel. There, he had two children, Geraldine (Claudette) and Steeve (Marie).

In 1984 he moved to Brooklyn, New York and worked there until his retirement in 1998. Upon retiring he returned to Jacmel, where he met (and would eventually marry) Josie. Gerard and Josie had a son, Steevy, who Gerard adored.

After the 2010 earthquake, Gerard, Josie and Steevy moved to Hyde Park, a quiet neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts.

While Josie was at work and Steevy was at school, Gerard would spend his days at The Haitian Adult Day Health Center in Dorchester. Gerard was a devout Catholic and attended mass every Sunday.

Gerard was preceded in death by both parents, two siblings and his daughter Geraldine. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Josie, two sons, Steeve and Steevy, two granddaughters, Aane-Loise and Vanessa (Geraldine) and a host of family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Angela’s Chuch, Mattatpan on Saturday April 26 at 11:30AM. Visiting hours will be held prior at the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St. Lower Mills from 9:15AM-11:15AM. Interment private.