Jacqueline “Paula” Coupet (1930-2020) of Garnerville, NY, peacefully passed away on October 18th in the comfort of her home. Paula, a devout Catholic, lived her entire life giving thanks for the days she lived. Her proudest moments involved those enjoyed with her family. While sharing meals, Haïtian, American or Ethiopian, and exchanging stories, laughter filled every heart, room and hallway. For “Grandma”, “Mom”, “Polo”, “Popo”, “Tante Paula”, family was precious. Through acts of love, she inspired family & friends. The bond between Mother and Sons was noticed by everyone. And, when she worked at Letchworth Village in Rockland County, she continued having generous and fulfilling relationships with colleagues and friends. Paula didn’t define success in terms of career achievements, it was defined by the love she had for everyone.
Paula was predeceased in death by her generous and loving parents, Stephen Joubert and Aline Joubert (née Norbert Savain), her husband Paul, her brothers; Jacques “Jacko”, Pierrot “Pierre”, and sister Raymonde “Rerite”. She is survived by her sister Marie José “Marie Jo” and her brother Jean-Claude “Jeanco”, her two loving sons; Pierre Richard “Riki” Coupet (and wife Genevieve “Gege”) and Charles Philipe Coupet (and wife Aster Tekabe). Paula’s De facto son Emerson joined the family in christian love. Jacqueline “Paula” Coupet was blessed and is survived by a host of grand & great-grandchildren. Grandchildren; Pasha, Joanne, Danielle, Guelila, and Naomi. Great-grandchildren; Max, Elli, Ada, Heloise, and Emil.
Our beloved grandmother, great-grandmother, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend is at rest. She was given the gift of life, and now she gives it back. Let the love she instilled in us, live on in the lives of others.