Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Rita M. Greaux
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Rita M. Greaux
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Rita M. Greaux
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Greaux, Rita M.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300131
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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HUSBAND... Jean Philippe Greaux, Sr.
SON ... Jean Philippe Greaux, Jr.
MOTHER... Nulia Quetel
SISTERS... Julliana Greaux, Lena Greaux,
Lillian Magra, Eleanor Magras
BROTHERS... Edwin Quetel, Rene Quetel,
Ralph QueteL Augustine Quetel and Axel Magra
UNCLE... Amor Quetel
SISTERS-IN-LAW ... Priscilla Quetel, Elizabeth Quetel,
Cecilia Quetel, Florence Quetel, Marie Magras,
Melanie Brin, Maguerite Greaux and Leontine Greaux
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ... Sebastien Greaux,
Clement "Tony" Magras, Mario Picayo, Sr.
GODCHILDREN ... Lorraine Turbe, Maureen Magra,
Brenda Quetel-Gibs, Marilyn Charles
SPECIAL FRIENDS ... Felicia Vante, Jeanne Bernier, James,
Delois, and Jessica Magras, Dan and Molly Stetcher, Mon Carujo,
Eugenie Greaux, Marie Bryan, Leo J. Moron

Rene J. Quetel, Ralph Quetel Edwin Quetel, Augustine QueteL
John Greaux, Axel Magras, Clement Magma, Sebastien Greaux

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Alvin Greaux, Henry Greaux, Amor Quetel Ernest Quetel,
Jerry Quetel, Jim QueteL Lawrence Magra, Denis Magras,
Matthew Quetel, Mark Quetel, Christopher E. QueteL Stanley Greaux,
Jeffrey Magra, Steven Magas, Patrick Greaux, Michael Greaux,
Jason Quetel, Mario Picayo, Sr., Robert Picayo,
Jesus Picayo, Mario Picayo, Jr., Jorge Rivera, Bernard Gibe, Jean Turbe,
Governor Roy L Schneider, M.D., Luis Bared,
Dr. Sylvester O. McDonald, James "Beaver" Magras, Jean Berier,
Ivon Vante, James A.D. Francis, Dan Stetcher, Athniel "Addie" Ottley

Rita Marie Greaux was born on September 19,1932 in
St. Thomas to Nulcia and the late Gustave QueteL Rita
attended the Sts. Peter and Paul Grammar and High
School and graduated from the twelfth grade before ven-
turing into the local job market where she was employed
by companies including: Tropicana Perfume Shoppe and
In 1957, she married Jean Philippe Greaux, Sr. and thai
union produced one son Jean Philippe Greaux, Jr.
Under several owners and management staffs, Rita'i
employment with the Bolero store witnessed her work.
ing her way up from the entry level position of retail
ales clerk to that of jewelry warehouse manager, th
post from which she retired in 1993.
The last two years of her life were spent at honi
caring for her life long companion and husband Philipp
and providing for their on.
Last Friday afternoon at 3.25 pm, Rita departed her life
on this earth and entered eternal peace with her heav
enly Father. For our dearly beloved wife, mother, sister
and friend, her victory ha been won, she is now seated
at the right hand of God in the presence of her father an
sister who had gone before. She awaits the day when w
will all be reunited in the company of the angels an
saints and begin a new life together.

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PRINCIPAL CELEBRANT... Father Jerome Feudjio
HOMILIST... Father Jerome Moody
ORGANIST... Faye Moon

ENTRANCE HYMN ............................ Blessed Assurance
FIRST READING ................................ Geraldine Magras
The Lord Is My Shepherd, There Is Nothing I Shall WantL"
Sung by Anthony Cerge
SECOND READING........................ Brenda Quetel-Gib
OFFERTORY HYMN............................ Amazing Grace
PRESENTATION OF THE GIFIS ................... Lorraine Turbe
Nulia Grigolla, Carolyn Olive
PEACE HYMN................................. Bind Us Together
COMMUNION HYMN ........................... To Be The Body
MEDITATION HYMN .................. The Lord's My Shepherd
RECESSIONAL HYMN ............... Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Rita ... The final farewell to someone you love, care about
and have spent more than thirty-years with is a difficult task
but it is the Lord's will that I say my final farewell to you, my
beloved wife. Although we have faced many obstacles in our
years together, the Lord has always been good to our family.
In saying farewell to you today, I must also thank you for the
love, dedication, loyalty and support you so freely gave to me
and our son. I ask God to shower you with his choicest bless-
ings for you are so deserving of them.
Our experiences during the thirty-eight years we spent to-
gether will be the pillar of my strength as I attempt to continue
where you left off. I pray that you may reap the joys of heaven
and I take consolation in knowing that someday, at the will of
the Almighty, we will be once again reunited with Him.
You have been a devoted wife and gentle mother, I will
miss you deeply but I will not question the timing of your
sudden passing as it was the will of our Heavenly Father.
While this loss has left me crying and grieving, I take comfort
in the knowledge that you will suffer no more. I pray that
eternal rest be granted unto you, you will always be in my
With love always, Phil

Mom... It is so hard to say good-bye at a time when your
passing was completely unexpected. For twenty-six years you
have been a loving, caring mother who never failed to provide
for Dad and I. I cannot begin to imagine the countless times
that you did more than you were able to do for both of us, it

always seemed that you were pushing yourself to go the extra
mile to provide for our happiness and comfort. The memories
of your dedication to our family and the love you expressed to
both of us will forever be in my mind and heart.
Through my childhood and even now into my adult life,
your concern for my well being was always at the center of
your life, this I will forever appreciate. Your passing has left
an incredible void in my life, it has become so increasingly
difficult over the past four days for me to accept the fact that
when I saw you leave the house in the presence of the emer-
gency medical technicians on Friday morning that you would
never again walk the familiar paths of our home.
You always told me that "when one of us are hurt, we all
hurt." Today, Dad and I are hurting as we grieve your loss but
we know you are at peace with God in the whole company of
heaven. Mom, I know how you have suffered tremendously
as Dad and I remained at your side witnessing your painful
battles with a weak, failing heart. For you, my beloved mother,
those battles are now over, your victory has been won. It is my
fervent prayer that eternal rest be granted unto you and that
light perpetual shine upon you forever. I anxiously await the
day when we will all be reunited in heaven and begin our new
life together. I will always love you and will miss you deeply.
Rest on, my loving mother, rest on.
Your loving son, Jean

It is with great sadness that I offer condolences to Philippe Greaux and
Jean P. Greaux, Jr, on the untimely passing of their wife and mother, Mrs.
Rita M. Greaux.
Rita Greaux led an uncomplicated life. She was a loving devoted wife
and the caring mother to her only on Jean Jr. A spiritual person, Rita
placed all in her belief of the Almighty before every task and each ob-
stacle she encountered. And, thus she instilled the same in the member
of her family.
During her tenure of more than twenty years as an employee of Bolero
and Bared Jewelers, Rita and I established a personal friendship. Her
cooperative and pleasant demeanor as well as her loyalty and dedication,
made it a joy to do business with the company, and further strengthened
our friendship. To know her was to love her. She will be dearly missed by
those persons whose lives she touched.
Mrs. Schneider joins me in extending the sympathies of the entire
community to the family and loved ones of Rita Greaux. To Philippe and
Jean Jr., it is our sincere hope that you will find strength in the knowledge
that your beloved is without suffering. She has been called on to a greater
service. May she rest in peace.
Roy Sdneider, M.D.

Mrs. Rita Greaux knew intuitively that a gentle, loving environment is
what a child needs to grow and develop, and this is what she provided.
She also believed exposure to cultural arts would provide even more
balance and I remember those days when her son, along with my daugh-
ter, Roxanne, took piano lessons together. It was then, indirectly, I came
to learn that love of her little family was the dominating factor in Mrs.
reaux's life. She was a superb mother and wife, a prototype of what
every community must have if it is to produce a well-balanced society.
My family extends our condolences to her husband Philippe, her son
Jean, and her mother Nula Quetel, and all family members.
Senator Lorraine L Berry


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