Carl Hens Beliard grew up in Worcester. On Wednesday, his mother, coach, and even Governor Maura Healey talked about his legacy and demise.
Carl was found inside a car with gunshot wounds at around 1:30 a.m., according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office, after officers were called to Forest Avenue to investigate a report of a shooting.
Carl’s mother Altagrace Beliard says that since he was two years old, basketball has been his obsession. His mother said that his dream was to play basketball professionally. A few months before Carl passed away, he and his colleagues met with Governor Maura Healey at the Massachusetts State House.
Carl was about to enroll in classes at Salem State at the moment. Healy recently discussed the visit, hours after the shooting.
Carl Hens Beliard Obituary
We lost Worcester resident Carl-Hens Beliard on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. He was just eighteen. On November 11, 2004, Carl-Hens was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He played forward for the varsity boys basketball team at North High School, Class of 2023.
He graduated and helped the team win the Division 1 State Championship in May of last year. Currently studying exercise science at Salem State University, Carl-Hens intends to eventually seek a doctorate in physical therapy. He played basketball for the University as well.
Since he was two years old, Carl-Hens had a deep love for basketball and aspirations of becoming a star. His smile could brighten any space, and he was a wonderful child all around. Carl-Hens enjoyed working out, going to the gym, and hanging out with his pals in his free time.
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Many people adored him, and they will all miss him. Altagrace Beliard and Nana Opoku Kyei Nimako, Carl-Hens’ mother and stepfather, as well as two brothers, Forester and Elijah Louis, all of Worcester, his maternal grandmother, Valene Valentine, and a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, survive him. Pyram Franklin, his father, passed away before him. See the Tweet for more details:
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾Let’s remember Carl-Hens Beliard. Truly devastating. pic.twitter.com/jbsPrkJnA2
— Jermoh Kamara, MPH, CHES (@Jermoh4WPS) November 3, 2023
Friends and family are welcome at the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 4–8 p.m. The funeral home will host a funeral service for him on Saturday, November 11, at 9:00 a.m., the day he would have turned 19 years old. In Worcester’s Notre Dame Cemetery, there will be a funeral. Send flowers, please.
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