Marie-Antoinette Pinard


On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Marie-Antoinette Pinard transitioned to heaven. Antoinette’s journey began in St. Marc Haiti, her place of birth. Mrs. Pinard attended the Ecole Elie DuBois for girls in Haiti and taught elementary school in Haiti for 15 years. After teaching, she acted as the Secretary of Presidential candidate, Clement Jumelle, under the administration of President Estimé .


In 1970, in search of a place to live out her dreams and share herself with the world, Mrs. Pinard emigrated to Princeton from Haiti. And we are all better for it.


Arriving in Princeton, Mrs. Pinard worked at Princeton Medical Center for over 25 years. Princeton became the birthplace of Andre V. Pinard, her beloved son and only child. Both Andre and Antoinette made the most of Princeton, capitalizing on its reputable public school system. Education had always been something that Mrs. Pinard took very seriously. Andre attended Community Park, John Witherspoon and Princeton High School before graduating from Connecticut College in 1994. Antoinette dedicated her life to the nurturing of her large extended family and made it a point to continue to take care of her family in Haiti by bringing them to the United States. Those of us who knew her know that her nurturing extended far outside of her extended family. We have all been nurtured, in some way, by Marie Antoinette Pinard. And we are blessed to have been able to experience the love that she gave, consistently, with class and some sass, if you deserved it. Mrs. Pinard is survived by her son and his wife, Folake, sister, Nicole Lopez and four brothers, Noe St. Juste, Emmanuel St. Juste, Elie St. Juste and Michelet Jean-François as well as her three grandchildren, Ajani, Anais and Amelie, her cousin Bertha Toussaint and many nieces and nephews including Sophia, Bobby, Carla, Julio, Lucas, Edson, Vava, Mayerling, Jacques, Mimi, Sandra, Sade, Naomi, Raquel, Romy, Marjorie & Carine.


Mrs. Pinard’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 2:30pm at St. Paul’s Church. The viewing will be held from 12pm until 2pm at Kimble Funeral Home located at 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton New Jersey.