WORCESTER - Crusita Charles, 80, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 in her home with her loving family by her side.
Crusita was born in the Dominican Republic in the city of Santo Domingo, daughter of Joseph Duclair and Charmantine Charles and lived in Haiti for many years prior to moving to the United States in February of 1994. While she lived in Haiti, Crusita raised her children and many other children who needed a home and she provided them with love, safety and meals. That love and generosity continued when she moved to Worcester. Crusita was known for her deep faith and was an active member of the Evangelical Haitian First Baptist Church. She loved to cook for her family, friends, church community and was also known for her charismatic personality. She could fill a room with happiness which was felt by anyone who knew her.
Crusita will be dearly missed by her children, Wilmarc Charles of Cohasset, Gina Berrouet of Worcester and Carmelle S. Besong of Holden. Her older daughter Marie Elsie Charles predeceased her in 1986. She was a loving and devoted grandmother to four granddaughters, Helena Charles, Amelia Besong, Anamarie Berrouet and Hadassah Vilfranc, four grandsons, Widmaier M. and Jeffrey W. Charles and Isaac and Nathan Besong. She also leaves many nephews and nieces including Jacques Mario Toussaint and many god-daughters, including Marie Michelle Bredy and Enide J. Vilfranc.
Crusita was predeceased by her siblings; Robert, Clement, Ducas, Pierre, and Similia Duclair, Antonia St. Preux, Anne and Jacques Toussaint.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, May 27th from 6 until 8pm at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street (To view the live Tribucast, please go to http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/54872464) A visiting period will also be held on Thursday, May 28th from 9 until 10:45am in the funeral home, immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11am.(To view live Tribcast, go to http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/36252074). Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Please note that due to the current state restrictions because of the Corona Virus, precautionary measures will be in place including social distancing, limiting the number of visitors in the funeral home at a time and the use of facial masks.