A beloved colleague and friend, Marie Février, a patient care associate at the MGH, died Dec. 30 at the age of 60. Février, who worked on the Ellison 10 cardiac step-down unit for the past 15 years, was known for her vibrant personality and compassionate care of patients.
“Marie will be greatly missed. Her gentleness and kindness touched thousands of staff, patients and families,” says Cristina Bethune, RN, nursing director Ellison 10. “Her dedication to exemplary patient care was evident in her long career at the MGH. Her loss has touched us deeply, but her memory will forever bring smiles to our hearts.”
Février was born in Port Salut Cayes, Haiti in 1953. She came to the U.S. in 1988 because she wanted a better life for herself and her family. After attending school in Everett, Février received certificates in phlebotomy and nursing assistance. She began working at the MGH as a patient care associate in 1998.
“I have known and worked with Marie for many years and my heart is very heavy today knowing she is no longer with us. She was a beautiful and gentle soul who loved her family and was so kind to her patients and the nurses,” says Lori Mazzarelli, RN, Ellison 10.
“One of my fondest memories of Marie is of her showing off her Zumba moves in the staff lounge. She could dance. Laughter, vitality and energy – she had it all,” says Deborah Cupp, RN, Ellison 10.
Février was predeceased by her husband, Joseph. She is survived by two sons, Delson and Odain; a daughter, Daphne; two brothers, Jean Claude Antoine and Jean Rones Antoine; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service has been held.
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