Mecene "Boss Mason" Sanon was born on May 2, 1930 to Tavees and Anatyle Sanon in Jacmel, Haiti. Mecene Sanon of Orlando, Florida departed this life on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at the age of 85. Mecene "Boss Sanon was born and raised in Jacmel, Haiti.
Mecene spent his young years as a Carpenter; he conducted brick masonry, and was a strong Activist against the miss-treatment of Haitians under the Duvalier Dictatorship. Many courageous men and women died trying to free the masses of the Haitian political affairs; however, the persistent Mecene was able to successfully flee Haiti in hopes of a better life and future. Mecene arrived to Free Port, Bahamas in the early 1950's after leaving Jacmel, Haiti; where he met the young, beautiful, and free spirited Fettlia Corporal. The couple wedded in 1964 and later had 4 children. Mecene decided to leave the Bahamas in search of a better life for his family.
In 1972 Mecene and his family arrived to the United States where he and Fettlia later had 2 more children. Due to his passion for building and brick masonry, Mecene landed the opportunity to work for Hubbard Construction in developing the infrastructure in the Orlando and Tampa highways. His career ended following a tragic accident that caused him to spend the rest of his career catering to his beloved wife and children. Mecene was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Downtown Orlando. In his spare time Mecene enjoyed gardening, fixing things around the house, sewing, and spending time with his family.
Mecene Sanon is survived by his wife: Fettlia Corporal -Sanon. His children: Youlette Thomas, Max Sanon, Arnee Burke, Adalean Spencer, Dr. Vigeana Sanon, and Carolyn Sanon. His grandchildren: Roselyn Thomas and Deven Spencer, his great grandson: Marvin Roberson. His son in-laws: Mark Burke, and Steve Spencer.