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In Memory of

Marc Joseph Crocquet

May 19, 1938 - August 3, 2017

Obituary


A champion among men drifted quietly from this life to the next on Aug. 3, flanked by his loving son and daughter as he took his last breath.

Born in Fort de France, Martinique in 1938, the second son among five brothers and sisters, his life was a testament to the fruits of hard work, perseverance and faithful commitment. Successful by every definition of the word, he lived a life dedicated to those he loved, and will be missed beyond words by heartbroken family and friends.

No stranger to hardship and challenges, Marc...

A champion among men drifted quietly from this life to the next on Aug. 3, flanked by his loving son and daughter as he took his last breath.

Born in Fort de France, Martinique in 1938, the second son among five brothers and sisters, his life was a testament to the fruits of hard work, perseverance and faithful commitment. Successful by every definition of the word, he lived a life dedicated to those he loved, and will be missed beyond words by heartbroken family and friends.

No stranger to hardship and challenges, Marc lost his father as a boy, and his uncle (who'd become his surrogate father) as a teenager. He left Martinique as a young man in 1964, with a beautiful new Irish-American wife and an infant daughter in his arms, intent on building a good life for them and the son that would follow four years later.

The family settled in Europe, living in various locations in France and Belgium, spending wonderful family vacations on the Mediterranean, and visiting relatives in the United States frequently. Marc built a successful corporate career, leveraging his immense technical knowledge with astute management skills. In 1981, leaving behind what most would consider a very good life, he moved his family to the United States, in search of more opportunities for his children. He struggled through a recession to build a second career and a very successful small business. He sold the business and retired in 2004, and has spent the past decade traveling, cruising and crossing new places and experiences off his "bucket list."

His wife, Catherine, would be a steadfast and beloved partner, his soulmate and companion for almost 50 years, until her premature and unexpected death left him heartbroken. But their many years together saw much joy and happiness, including the blossoming of their children into productive, happy adults; the birth of four beautiful grandchildren; and countless adventures together with cherished family and friends.

Marc is survived by two sisters, Martine Crocquet-Morvillez of France, and Rosalyne Crocquet of Stuart, Fla.; along with his two children, Patricia Anne Crocquet-Valdes of League City, Texas, and Marc Crocquet Jr. of Miami, Florida; and his pride and joy, grandchildren Sabrina Valdes, Pierce Valdes, Olivia Crocquet and Kellen Crocquet. He leaves behind many beloved family and friends, scattered across the US, the Caribbean and several continents.

The sadness associated with his quick passing is tempered by the knowledge that his was a life very well lived, and that, finally, he and his wife Catherine may again be in each other's arms.

A visitation will take place on August 9th 2017, from 9 - 10:45 am, a Service at 10:45 am, then Marc will be laid to rest at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, N. Lauderdale FL. Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1 North State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063 954-972-7340.