Marie Regine (Gine) Hendrick

Marie Régine (Gine) Hendrick, 35, of Randolph, MA, and formerly of Somerville, died on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, following a lengthy but courageous battle with cancer.

A beloved daughter, Régine was born on May 25, 1982, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Dr. Gilles Michel Hendrick and Nicole (Paul) Hendrick. In Haiti, she attended the all-girls schools of Saint Louis de Bourdon and the Institution Sainte Rose de Lima, from which she graduated.
Later, at Northeastern University, where she was named a Ujima scholar, she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Business Administration, graduating in 2006 magna cum laude. Régine worked in real estate development, at Carpenter & Company, Inc. in Cambridge, MA as the accountant to the Chief Executive Officer, Richard L. Friedman. Prior to Carpenter, Régine served in a number of finance roles at Seaport Companies, The Gillette Company, and Boston Consulting Group.

Régine will be remembered most for her tremendous commitment to her family, her partner, and her many friends and colleagues, and above all, her deep sense of compassion, strong work ethic, wisdom, and keen intellect.

Régine is survived by her parents, Dr. Gilles Michel Hendrick and Nicole (Paul) Hendrick; her longtime partner Steve Joseph; siblings Sarah, Frederick, and Maxim; nephew and godson Tristan Cajuste Hendrick; sister’s longtime partner Yves Cajuste; sister in-law Natalie (Sylvestre) Hendrick along with nephew and niece Michael and Chloe Viala; grandmother Lina (Plaisimond) Paul; aunts Marie-José Paul, Sonia (Paul) Napoléon, Chantal (Paul) Sanon, Gina Etienne, Marie Nicole Hendrick, Nancy Castor; uncles Yves, Ronald, and Gerald Paul, Carlo Sauvignon; and numerous cousins. Other families affected by Régine’s passing: Joseph, Fils-Aimé, Cajuste, Etienne, Sanon, Napoléon, Bazile, Osias, Dumeny, Prosper, Taujours, Malebranche, Sylvestre, Viala, and Labatte.

Visiting Hours and Funeral Services:
Visiting hours were held on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the Hurley Funeral Home, in Randolph, MA.
Funeral Services were held on the following day, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in Brockton, MA.

Expression of Sympathy In Lieu of Flowers:
Should friends desire, contributions may be considered to benefit the Tufts Medical Cancer Center or the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. Special thanks to Régine’s oncologist Robert Martell, MD, PhD and her entire care teams at Beth Israel, Dana Farber, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center.

Marie Régine (Gine) Hendrick (35 ans) est décédée en sa résidence à Randolph (Massachusetts) le mercredi 15 novembre 2017 au terme d'un long et courageux combat contre le cancer.

Née le 25 mai 1982 à Port-au-Prince, en Haïti, Régine est la benjamine d’une famille de 4 enfants des époux Dr Gilles Michel Hendrick et Nicole (Paul) Hendrick. En Haïti, elle a fait ses études primaires chez les “Soeurs Saint Louis de Bourdon avant de boucler le cycle secondaire à l'Institution Sainte Rose de Lima.

Régine a fait ses études universitaires à Northeastern University (Boston,MA) où elle a obtenu en 2006 une licence en économie et en administration des affaires avec la grande distinction (Magna Cum Laude).

Régine a entamé sa carrière professionnelle dans le secteur des finances en travailant pour plusieurs grandes entreprises de la Région Métropolitaine de Boston dont Seaport Companies, The Gillette Company et Boston Consulting Group avant de rejoindre la société immobilière Carpenter & Company, Inc. à Cambridge (Massachusetts) où elle était Comptable du PDG Richard L. Friedman, poste qu’elle a occupé jusqu’ à sa mort le mercredi 15 novembre dernier.

Régine accordait beaucoup d’importance aux membres de sa famille et à ses amis. Elle était affectueuse, une soeur attentionnée, une admirable “petite amie”, une merveilleuse conseillère (au besoin), un fougueux débatteur et une amusante compagne de voyage.
On se souviendra de Régine pour son immense engagement envers sa famille, son partenaire et ses nombreux amis et collègues, et surtout, sa profonde compassion, son éthique de travail, sa sagesse et sa vive intelligence.

Régine laisse dans le deuil ses parents: le Dr Gilles Michel Hendrick et Nicole (Paul) Hendrick, son partenaire de longue date Steve Joseph, sa sœur et ses frères Sarah, Frederick et Maxim, son neveu et filleul Tristan Cajuste Hendrick, le partenaire de sa sœur Yves Cajuste, sa belle-sœur Natalie (Sylvestre) Hendrick, son neveu et sa nièce Michael et Chloe Viala, sa grand-mère Lina (Plaisimond) Paul, ses tantes Marie-José Paul, Sonia (Paul) Napoléon, Chantal (Paul) Sanon, Gina Etienne, Marie Nicole Hendrick, Nancy Castor, ses oncles Yves, Ronald et Gerald Paul, Carlo Sauvignon et ses nombreux cousins. D'autres familles touchées par le décès de Régine: Joseph, Fils-Aimé, Cajuste, Etienne, Sanon, Napoléon, Bazile, Osias, Dumeny, Prosper, Taujours, Malebranche, Sylvestre, Viala et Labatte.

Heures de Visite et Services Funéraires
Lundi 27 Novembre 2017 à la maison funéraire Hurley sise à Randolph, Massachusetts. Les services funéraires ont été célébrés le lendemain, Mardi 28 Novembre 2017 à Brockton, Massachusetts.

Expression de Sympathie
Des contributions peuvent être considérées au bénéfice du Tufts Medical Cancer Center ou de la Fondation Cam Neely pour le traitement du cancer. Un merci spécial au cancérologue Robert Martell (MD, PhD) pour sa compassion à l’égard de Régine dans des moments extrêmement difficiles et au corps médical de Beth Israel, Dana Farber, Massachusetts General Hospital et Tufts Medical Center.


First Name: Martine
City: Tomkins Cove NY
State: NY
Entry Date: 11/20/2017

I do not even know where to can I say goodbye and put behind me nearly 30 years of friendship, sisterhood. It was always the 6 of us...and while we all had other friends of course, we were always "the crew". I will miss you sis, I already do. We miss you every day on our group chat, and I still send my "sexy legs" references you loved to see (private joke). Que la terre te soit légère. And while we can never fill the void caused by your untimely death, I for one will always celebrate you and keep your memory alive within our crew. You are and always will be our "grandma" and the now missing link of the Haitian Golden Girls.
I love you and will always keep you with me😘

First Name: Asseline
Last Name: Malebranche
City: Naples
State: FL
Country: USA
Entry Date: 11/20/2017

My sweet Regine,

There is no word to say good bye to you. I keep going back to that summer you spent with us in Naples.

During your courageous battle with your illness, you told me in one of our conversations that at one point, you were asking yourself " why me?" . Now I am asking myself "why her?" You are such a beautiful human being , a good soul.... Why did you have to leave us? So many things that I would like to tell you. .... Faith has decided otherwise. All I can say is that our destiny is set...

My deepest and sincere sympathies to all those who love you, specially to your Mom, Dad, Sarah and your brothers.

With Love,

Ta marraine

First Name: Mitsu
Last Name: Andre
City: Gainesville
State: FL
Entry Date: 11/21/2017

Dear Regine,

I can't believe we are having to do this. It hurts. It's hard to accept and understand why you were taken away so soon and had to live through such a tough journey. I am trying to find comfort in God, believing you are with him and in a better place. Everytime I reminisce about the fun time we had in Naples with tatie Asseline, my heart aches. I am praying for you and for your family to find courage and comfort in God. You will be greatly missed.

First Name: Keshia
Last Name: Coriolan
City: Montreal
State: AL
Country: Canada
Entry Date: 11/23/2017

My deepest and most sincere condolences to the entire family specially my father Gilles (though we have been estranged for many many years) I am so deeply saddened by this and have no means to reach out to you when my sister Regine has passed. I know the Lord will see you through and comfort you in the difficult time. Though i don’t have a lifetime of memories with Gine, I am incredible affected by her death and regret enormously the times i missed out with her and not being able to be there for her when she could have needed me the heart goes out to you and my siblings, You are all in my prayers as always...
with love and affection

First Name: Gilda
Last Name: Santerre
City: Greenacres
State: FL
Country: United States
Entry Date: 11/27/2017

I still can't believe that you are GONE. It's not easy hearing that a fellow classmate is no longer with us. Praying that God will give your family strength during this difficult time. I will still remember you with the little time we had in elementary school.
You will be Greatly Missed by Many.
A Prayer for your family:

Dear God,
Please wrap your arms around Regine's family and friends today and let them feel your love and strength through this devastating time.

First Name: Ives
Last Name: Isidor
State: MA
Entry Date: 11/27/2017

My deepest and most sincere condolences to the entire family specially to sister in Christ Nicole Paul Hendrick

First Name: Valessa
Last Name: Jackson
City: Pembroke pines
State: FL
Entry Date: 11/30/2017

Dear Reg,
Finding the strength to write you today wasn’t easy. It took me a few times to finally read your obituary until the end and try to imagine saying goodbye. “Goodbye” was not part of this chapter of our lives, at least not until we were old and gray and still making jokes about each other. We, the Haitian Golden Girls, were going to enjoy life, work hard, go on vacations, watch each other’s kids grow and try to do many other good things that life has to offer.
Reg, my mom has a whole album of my kindergarten years and you are in a lot of the pictures; That’s how long I’ve known you for, Sis. We call you the Granma of the group because you were so prude and reserved but sometimes when you come out of your shell; we were too excited to see that side of you.
Reg, I miss you, we all miss you. I still can’t say goodbye because it feels so unfair and truthfully I am not ready for it. So what I’ll do, like we always do, I will say go get some rest my beloved friend. You always say: “Bon Mesdames, Granma is going to catch some sleep”. Well go ahead my friend, get some rest.
I love you and I will always carry you in my heart. My sincere condolences to the family and to Steve. Stay strong.


First Name: Francesca
Last Name: Jacques F.
State: AL
Country: Haití
Entry Date: 11/30/2017

My dear Reg, de temps en temps, la réalité de ton départ me frappe. Je regarde ton nom inscrit sur mon écran de téléphone et je me souviens... Comment rester fort ou forte face à la mort? Face à la pensée que l’on ne se reverra plus? Que l’on ne refera plus toutes les six ce deuxième Girls trip? Ou cette croisière dans les îles sous le vent? Je ne veux pas voir Dieu comme injuste. Je veux plutôt voir tout cela comme ce droit de passage, cette main mise qu’Il a sur nous. Je te pleure, ma chérie. Mais aussi je veux te dire merci, merci d’avoir su rester simple, sincère, égale à toi même malgré toutes ces années. A ta famille, je te souhaite du courage, le même que tu as montré dans la maladie. Je t’aime, ma chérie. Tu nous manques toutes. Envole toi et poursuis ton voyage.

First Name: Louiselene
Last Name: Bissila
City: Port Jefferson
State: NY
Country: USA
Entry Date: 12/03/2017

Dear Regine,
I can’t believe that you are gone, what a complete shock. We were not close friend but weI knew each other since Haiti going to the same school, I’m happy to say to I was glad to see you at a fellow classmate wedding, never thought it would be the last. You were such a calm person, even when you walked you can see the calmest in you lol. Now you in a better place, no more suffering. Rest In Peace

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