Edny Merveille was born in Miragoane, Petite Rivière de Nippes, on June 21, 1956 to Agnes Brice and Edgard Merveille. He started his primary studies at the Siloe school in Carrefour dent. He was then sent to Port-au- Prince to finish them off with the Sacred Heart Friars and Le Normalien School. After completing them, he went to the Boucher's Institution for his secondary education.
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In the summer of 1980, Edny left his homeland, Haiti, for the United States of America. He started working immediately to meet his personal needs and also to be able to help his parents and his siblings who were still in Haiti as best he could.
After a few years, he made the decision to continue his education. He completed high school and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. Afterwards, it was his master’s in counseling at Pace University.
Despite his college degrees, Edny never stopped working two jobs. He worked at the Hilton Hotel and The Guidance Center of Westchester, in New Rochelle, as a senior addiction counselor until his death on December 6th, 2020.
Edny was single and had no children. But why was he so laborious? He inherited this quality from his parents and he always wanted to be ready to meet the needs of the family; whether it was his parents, his brothers, his sisters, his nephews, his nieces and even the people of the village where he was born.
Edny was always jovial, very friendly and smiling. This has earned him several nicknames over time; such as “bonjan”, “laughing”, “man of the people”, to name just these three.
ATTENTION: During this COVID-19 crisis, as we slowly begin to phase back into small capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside the funeral home AND cemetery. WE HAVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICES THIS SATURDAY 12/12 - PLEASE READ IN DETAIL BELOW BEFORE EVEN ATTEMPTING TO ATTEND ANYTHING PLEASE! Thank you so kindly!
ALL seating for the visitation/wake & funeral on Sat., 12/12 is by invitation of the family explicitly only. What IS being ALLOWED for others, however, is a constant stream of attendees, in groups of two (2), to just BRIEFLY do a 'walk through visitation', give their respects and leave, during the 10:30AM-11:15AM TIME period ONLY. So during that time period, in groups of 2 with your masks on, you will be allowed to come to the front door, get hand sanitizer, sign the contact list/release, sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen), walk through to offer any brief condolence to the family keeping social distance (NO touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all), briefly see all, and then immediately leave the building & premises if you've not been extended an invitation to sit & stay (you will literally be in the funeral home for a few minutes or less). Once 11:15AM comes, NO one else will be admitted and ALL not assigned a seat must leave the funeral home & vicinity. The Funeral Service itself is for INVITED attendees of the family explicitly only. But the family has created a ZOOM, that you may contact them to get the information for viewing the service. Burial to follow immediately after the PRIVATE Funeral Service, but with limited attendees allowed at Kensico Cemetery. There is a strict limited maximum capacity at Kensico of 50 people, which includes all family, clergy, & funeral home staff, as well as friends. So if you would like to plan to attend the graveside service & burial on 12/12, please inform the family and/or funeral home of your intent, so you can be part of the allowed count & told it's OK for you to attend. Once at capacity though, NO more will be allowed to attend. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
You MUST come to the funeral home & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the funeral home & at cemetery at all times. You must use hand sanitizer upon entering the funeral home. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, are under an imposed or advised quarantine, and/or are visiting from a state that requires you to quarantine upon entering NY for a designated amount of time before going out in public and you have not gotten an exemption, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the funeral home nor to the cemetery. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing our contact list/release & the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home and/or cemetery staff/personnel at ALL times, for the health & safety of All. Thank you!
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Edny Merveille entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the Merveille family during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written and/or video condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in his honor, whether you're able to attend or not. Definitely Please SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing the register book, especially if not able to sign in person.
As a lasting tribute, you may also choose to plant a tree, and/or send flowers, and/or a contribution may be made in his name/memory/honor to a charity of your choice. If you're sending flowers, they may be delivered on Friday Dec. 11th, 2020 by/before 6:00pm and/or Sat. Dec. 12th by/before 10:00am, to Lee's Funeral Home. The Family Thanks You!