Max-Roger Archer was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on August 15, 1940 to Horace Archer of Arcahaie, Haiti and Esther Archer (born Esther Rau) of Banès Oriente, Cuba. He was their sixth child out of ten children.
He completed his Primary and Secondary Studies at Lycée Alexandre Pétion and attended the State University of Haiti, Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Economiques (School of Law and Economics). After obtaining his law license and some legal experience, he established his own law firm with a law partner, Mr. Moise Senatus, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Max-Roger Archer was also an English and Spanish teacher while living in Haiti. He married his sweetheart Marie Maud Parent and they decided to begin a new chapter in their lives in Massachusetts.
Shortly upon arriving to Boston, Max-Roger attended Williams College and completed their program in Banking. He then began working for the First National Bank of Boston as a Senior Trust Officer in Personal Trust Administration and Institutional Trust and Investment. He was also a Notary Public, translated legal documents and was a certified court interpreter for Creole, Spanish and French speaking litigants.
Born on the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Max-Roger Archer was a man of faith, principle and dignity. He was an active member of St. Angela Church while he lived in Boston. He was proud of his heritage and cared deeply for his family, friends and community. He enjoyed cooking and entertaining and is known for his rice and beans and his Asian inspired dish Archer Mein.
Our beloved Max will be fondly remembered as a family man, a loving father and a trusted friend to many. He will also be remembered for his humor and lively conversations on subjects he held dear to his heart. His dedication to the prosperity and sovereignty of his beloved Haiti will long be admired.
He is survived by his son Jean-Max Archer and his wife Jacqueline Archer, his daughter Esther Marie Archer; his grandchildren: Jimmy Alexander Archer, Jared Gil Archer, Jason Eric Archer and Julianna Maud Belizaire; his great-grandchildren: Jordan, Jocelyn, Isaac and Jimmy Jr.
He is also survived by his brothers Lucien Archer and his wife Rita Archer of New York, Marcel Archer and his wife Rosemarie Archer of Florida, and his sister Hortense Archer Étienne and her husband Joseph Étienne of Canada; his sisters-in-law Gerda Archer and Marie Françoise Felix and her husband Marcel Felix and his brother-in-law Jacques Parent. Additionally, Max-Roger leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, as well as great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Maud Archer and his siblings: Yvonne Archer Moise, Edouard Archer, René Jacques Archer, Elizabeth Archer Renelique, Solange Archer and Kesner Archer.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici Church, 1544 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan on Thursday, February 13 at 10 AM. Visiting hours will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Max-Roger's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.