Esther Gblai Deranamie
Esther Gblai Deranamie of Auburn, MA passed away on the morning of Sunday July 10, 2016 at Umass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on August 8th, 1959 unto Johnny Gblai and Sarah Payne. She was the beloved wife of Counselor David A. Deranamie. Cherished sister of Caroline, Martha, Betty, Amelia, Edith, Rebecca, William, Pierre, Daniel and Jenkins. Loving mother of Asafu, Darryl and Denzel; step mother of David III, Demetrius, Candy, Estelle, Darren and Desmond. Devoted grandmother of Noah, Darryl Jr., Aria and Naya.
She is survived by a host of other family members including nieces, nephews and cousins.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF MRS. ESTHER GBLAI DERANAMIE: 56, August 8, 1959 – July 10, 2016
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016:
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. The wake keeping Service will be at the First Baptist Church, 111 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA ( At the corner of Park Ave and Salisbury Street)
Refreshment to immediately follow the Wake Keeping Service: in the Fellowship hall of the church above
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016:
2:00 – 4:30 P.M. The funeral Service will be at the same location of the Wake keeping at the First Baptist Church, at 111, Park Avenue, Worcester, MA
4:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. The Re-pass Program will be at the Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s Fellowship Hall at 102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016:
The internment will be at the Notre Dame Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum, 162 Webster Street, Worcester, MA 01603 following Grave Site Service
At 10:00 A.M. on Monday, July 25, 2016 the families, friends and all mourners will meet at the Funeral Home, Callahan, Fay and Caswell at 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester, MA 01608 for the funeral procession to the grave site: LUNCH AT 2 ALEX CIRCLE, AUBURN MA at NOON
PLEASE SEND FLOWERS TO THE FUNERAL HOME TO the below address
David Deranamie, 508-450-1132; Asafu Thomas, 202-489-8521; Martha Gblai Dennis, 508-335-9279; Daniel Tarwoe, 774-502-1723; Joseph Deranamie, 508-579-7641; Denzel Deranamie, 315-800-8956
The Funeral arrangements are being handled by: CALLAHAN, FAY & CASWELL FUNERAL DIRECTORS; 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester, MA 01601, Telephone: 508-755-1500
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AUBURN, MA 01501
Esther Gblai Deranamie was born on August 8, 1959 unto Johnny Gblai and Sarah Kurlahyonwh Payne in Behwaley, Kpahblee District, Lower Nimba County. In 1969, and at the tender age of ten, she moved to Monrovia to her sister, Martha Dennis. Esther was a business minded child and person. While at the home of her sister Martha, with most of her siblings, she was counted upon to take care of the financial management of the home. She quickly began to manage the affairs of her sister home. She was a very reliable and trust worthy child. Because of her activeness, she was cherished by the visitors to her sister’s home.
Esther was a student and graduate of Boatswain Elementary and Middle School on Jamaica Road, Monrovia, Liberia. In 1974 Esther enrolled in the Booker Washington Institute, BWI in Kakata, Liberia. In 1978 Esther graduated high school from BWI with the class of 1978 with a vocational certificate in Secretarial Science. While at BWI, Esther made a lot of friends and was loved by many of her fellow students, as well as teachers, and staff members at the school.
In 1979 Esther was employed at the Executive Mansion in Monrovia, Liberia as Appointment Secretary to the President of Republic of Liberia, President William R. Tolbert. She made a lot of friends at the Executive Mansion. Esther’s job at the executive mansion made her to travel to many countries in the world including the USA, Germany, France, England, Brazil, Korea, and many African countries.
In1980 Esther traveled to the USA. In 1980, she enrolled in J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. In 1983 Esther graduated from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science.
In 1989 she moved to Orange, New Jersey with her two children Asafu and Darryll. In 1990 she moved to Worcester, Massachusetts, In 1994 she enrolled at Worcester State College-WSC and in 1998 she graduated from WSC with a B.S. in computer Programming. On August 16, 2000 she graduated from Clark University Career Institute with a certificate in Oracle Database Administration.
On September 5, 1999 Esther and David got married in Worcester, MA. This union was blessed with one son, Denzel Allan Deranamie and one daughter, Estelle Deranamie, adopted by the family in 2002. Esther was also the mother of Asafu T. Thomas and Darryl L. Thomas from a previous marriage to Asafu Thomas. Esther was also the mother to David seven other children, Candy, Billy, Martin, David III, Demetrius, Derren Deranamie, and Desmond Moran. She was a loving mother to all of the 11 children named herein.
Esther is survived by 9 children listed above, her loving mother, Sarah Payne and 8 surviving siblings are Martha Gblai Dennis, William Gblai, Pierre, Caroline Lussier, Jenkins Tarwoe, Daniel Tarwoe, Betty Gblai Kun, Amelia Paye , Nanyonnoh and Rebecca Kparyea, , Esther is also survived by many cousins including Sylvester Barjolo, Edith Carr many, friends, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. She is survived by 3 brothers in law.
Esther was the biological grandmother of 4 children, Noah, Aria Rose, Darryl, Jr. and Naya and also grandmother to 7 others Arianna, Brianna, Praise, Asher, Joshua, Mariah.
Esther touched the lives of many people from all walks of life, He made many friends and she was so generous.
Esther lived in Auburn, MA at 2 Alex Circle with her family for the last16 years; She was employed at Venture Community and Royal at the time of her untimely death. She worked as a Data Base Administrator with INNOLOG a defense contractor at the Natick’s U.S. Army Labs in Massachusetts for many years and she worked for Liberian Chamber of Commerce, Government of the Republic of Liberia, U.S. Government many other private and public companies in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, and New Jersey.
Esther was a devoted Seventh Day Adventist and a member of the Pleasant Street Seventh Day Adventist Church in Worcester for many years. Esther served as deaconess and in other capacities in her church for over 25 years in the Pleasant Street Church.
Esther was a loving wife, and mother and daughter. Esther was a wonderful person. The family and friends and the world will miss Esther Saywree Gblai Deranamie