Marie Ginette Baptiste
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November 9, 1951 - August 3, 2019
Marie Ginette Baptiste known as Ginette or Jou Jou to her friends and family passed away on August 3, 2019 after protracted battle with Frontotemporal Dementia.
Ginette was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to Francine and Dieudonne Baptiste. She moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was 14 years old. She lived in Brooklyn until 1982 when she moved to Newark, NJ where she raised her 2 children. She was an active member of her community where she proudly served as the Treasurer of the Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association, a member the Neighborhood Watch, and helped to the establish the Ivy Hill International Food and Music Festival. Ginette worked as a Margin Analyst and Assistant Controller for many years, but what she loved most was to entertain and cook for her loved ones which led her to start a catering business late in her career. Ginette always enjoyed a good joke and a good debate. Most of all she was a loyal friend, counselor, and confidant to many.
She is survived by her daughter, Angela Harris; son Bryant Baptiste; brother Kelly Baptiste; granddaughters Emerie Ginette Brooks and Janelle Baptiste; nieces Natasha Ulysse, Tamara Ulysse, and Karen White; and nephews Marvin Ulysse, Trevor Baptiste, and Terrance Baptiste. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Ernst Baptiste and sister Marie Esther Ulysse.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Disorders: https://www.theaftd.org/support-aftds-mission/.
Visiting hours Saturday August 17th from 8am-9:30am at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St, Montclair, with a funeral mass to follow at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church , 30 North Fullerton Ave, Montclair. Cremation will be private.