Rochenel Lovaincy, affectionately known as Rocky, 66, husband of Adeline Lovaincy of Malden, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Rocky was born in Desdunes, Haiti to Fillette (Glaude) Lovaincy and Joseph Lovaincy Pompilus. He spent his early life growing up and attending school in Desdunes, Haiti.
He immigrated to the United States in early 1979 and lived in New Jersey then later moved to Massachusetts. He lived in Cambridge, Somerville, and Malden. Where he began working several manual labor jobs. Eventually finding ground in transportation, as a driver, teacher and mechanic for taxis and buses.
Rocky was dedicated to helping his native community in Haiti which earned him the nickname of Saint Marc. He viewed life as a gift after surviving cancer in 1984 and was grateful for each day that he could do something to help someone else. Rocky led the way for the Lovaincy family to come to the United States, and took it upon himself to house and assist each person as they navigated the transition to the U.S. He loved his children dearly and each of them can tell of a special time they had with him. He was blessed to live 34 years after his initial fight with cancer and to see each of his children become adults.
Rocky passed away suddenly on April 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Pierre Andre Pompilus. He is survived by his wife Adeline Lovaincy; six daughters Tanisha, Eveline (husband Joanel), Rocheline, Aughtney (husband Teah), Anita, and Fillette. Four sons Johnny, Joseph (wife Carrie), Jeffrey (wife Lee), and Ronelson (wife Marisa). He is survived by his brothers Joseph E Lovaincy, Dieufaite Pompilus (wife Marie), Presnel Lovaincy, his sister Eugenie Lovaincy and by his mentor and close family friend Delores Jean Britt. He also leaves many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as cousins, nieces and nephews and other relatives.
A wake is being held on Friday, May 11 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at St. Paul AME Church, 37 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139. Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 AM at St. Paul AME Church, 37 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St, Everett, MA 02149.