Amos Eddy Mathieu, who was affectionately known as Eddy, was born on December 14, 1955 in Limonade, Haiti to Farano Jacques and Simone Mathieu. At a young age, he moved to Cap-Haitien where he attended Mareus Primary School, Lycee Philippe Guerrier High School, and graduated from College Catts Pressoir in Port-au-Prince. During his schooling, Eddy was regarded as a dedicated and brilliant math student. When the entire class was struggling with a difficult equation, a teacher called upon Eddy to use his math prowess to solve it; and he did. His aspirations to become a doctor also led him to the study of physics; a subject he throughly enjoyed. His drive and zest for life extended beyond the classroom and evolved over time as he grew. For years Eddy enjoyed working alongside his father as a carpenter, building things with his hands. He was an incredible soccer enthusiast and an accomplished athelete. Though he was a fierce spectator, he was an even more formidable goalkeeper for a number of professional regional teams. Above all, Eddy had an enduring love for his highschool sweetheart, and future wife, Ghislaine “Gigi”.
In search of a better life for himself and Gigi, he immigrated to the United States in 1979, settling in Brooklyn, NY. Their love endured the time apart, until she was able to join him in the States in 1980. Once reunited, the two relocated to Queens, New York and completed their family with the birth of their children, Judith, Joanne, and Edwin. Eddy was a dedicated and hardworking husband and father. He worked tirelessly to support his family and ensure they had every opportunity to achieve their dreams. While completing his degree in engineering at New York Technical College, he worked for the New York Post Office, and at the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority. There, at the MTA, he worked faithfully for 18 years until his retirement in 2018. Eddy was a fan of Haitian music and his favortie band was L’Orchestre Septentrional. He loved Haitian food and raved about his wife’s cooking, especially her “legumes.”
Sadly, Eddy passed away on May 8th, 2023, at Mount Sinai Hospital after complications of a prolonged illness. In his final moments, he was surrounded by his family.
Eddy is survived by his wife and “Amour de mon Coeur” Ghislaine, “Gigi” Mathieu, and his three children, the prides of his life: Dr. Judith Mathieu Pindrik, Dr. Joanne Mathieu Elie, and Dr. Edwin Mathieu. He is also survived by his two grandsons, Gabriel and Sean; his brother Effel; his sisters: Loudie, Myrtale, Manelle, Myrva, Eva, Myrtha, Rose and Yanique; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition, special recognition must be granted to his nephew Daniel Mondesir, who we thank for his selfless gift of a kidney donation 16 years ago. Because of his generosity, so many of us were able to enjoy Eddy’s light, love, and laughter, for an additional 16 years. We are so blessed and thankful.
Our beloved Amos Eddy Mathieu now resides in heavenly peace where he is reunited with his parents; his brother, Sergo; and his sister, Madeleine. He will be forever loved and missed.