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CHAREST, Rita

CHAREST, Rita

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  • Name CHAREST, Rita 
    Nickname Rita 
    Born 21 Sept 1921  Pawtucket, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In March 1956, Rita was living at 188 Cottage Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She was already married and carrying the name Danese.

      Source: Security questionnaire of Rosaire Adele Charest, dated 16 March 1956
    Gender Female 
    Died Laguna Woods Village, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Jean-Baptiste Catholic Cemetery, Bellingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6  Charest Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 

    Father CHAREST, Ildephonse,   b. 19 Mar 1891, Upton, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1945, Woonsocket, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother FRECHETTE, Emelie,   b. 22 Nov 1889, St. Didace, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1957, Woonsocket, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Oct 1916  Joliette, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    The Charest Family, Descendants of Ildephonse and Emilie (Frenchette) Charest
    The Charest Family, Descendants of Ildephonse and Emilie (Frenchette) Charest
    A family photograph of all nine children of Ildephonse and Emilie (Frenchette) Charest. Taken during a family reunion in the early 1980s. This was the last time all nine children were together, as Margaret would pass several years later.

    From Left to right, top row:

    Rita, Noella, George, Lucille, Margaret

    Second Row:

    Clair, Joe, Armand, Theresa
    Ildephonse Charest and Emilie Frechette
    Ildephonse Charest and Emilie Frechette
    Ildephonse Charest and Emilie Frechette, unknown year taken. Possibly another photo taken on their wedding day.
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 FORBES, Richard 
    Divorced 24 Sept 1946  Woonsocket, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FORBES, Roger
    Photos
    Rita (Danese) Charest and Roger Forbes
    Rita (Danese) Charest and Roger Forbes
    Rita (Danese) Charest and her son Roger Forbes
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 DANESE, John B,   b. 1914,   d. 1975  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1955  [1
    • Source: Marriage Certificate, held by Roger Forbes.
    Photos
    Rita (Danese) Charest and John B. Danese
    Rita (Danese) Charest and John B. Danese
    Rita (Danese) Charest and Husband John B. Danese. Taken sometime in the late 1950s
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Jean-Baptiste Catholic Cemetery, Bellingham, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Ronald Charest and Rita (Danese) Charest
    Ronald Charest and Rita (Danese) Charest
    Ron Charest and Aunt Rita (Danese) Charest. Rita loved to make quilts, and one of her quilts was the background for this photo. Taken at the home of Ron Charest in Gautier, Mississippi, about July 2001.
    Rita (Danese) Charest and John B. Danese
    Rita (Danese) Charest and John B. Danese
    Rita (Danese) Charest and Husband John B. Danese. Taken sometime in the late 1950s
    Rita (Danese) Charest with Liberace and Two Friends
    Rita (Danese) Charest with Liberace and Two Friends
    Rita (Danese) Charest was a big fan of the singer, pianist, and entertainer Władziu Valentino Liberace ("Liberace"). Liberace once visited Rita in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and spent the afternoon with Rita and two of her friends. Rita later would say Liberace was one of the nicest men she had ever met. Liberace was a long-time entertainer on the Las Vegas circuit, known for his elaborate costumes. After his death on February 4, 1987, his fans operated a museum of his many costumes, pianos, cars, and other possessions. The museum closed in October 2010, but as of 2019 the Liberace Foundation continued to award scholarships.
    Martha (Wilkens) Reichelt, Howard Charest, Melinda Charest, Rita (Danese) Charest
    Martha (Wilkens) Reichelt, Howard Charest, Melinda Charest, Rita (Danese) Charest
    Martha (Wilkens) Reichelt, Howard Charest, Melinda Charest, Rita (Danese) Charest, photo taken about 1964, most likely in a park on Long Island. Rita would visit Armand Charest and his family often while Armand's family lived in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. Martha (Wilkens) Reichelt lived in South Ozone Park, Queens and also visited with the family often. Although Martha (Wilkens) Reichelt never learned to drive, her daughter Martha would come over from Farmingdale to pick her up for a day's outing.
    Rita (Danese) Charest and Roger Forbes
    Rita (Danese) Charest and Roger Forbes
    Rita (Danese) Charest and her son Roger Forbes
    The Charest Family, Descendants of Ildephonse and Emilie (Frenchette) Charest
    The Charest Family, Descendants of Ildephonse and Emilie (Frenchette) Charest
    A family photograph of all nine children of Ildephonse and Emilie (Frenchette) Charest. Taken during a family reunion in the early 1980s. This was the last time all nine children were together, as Margaret would pass several years later.

    From Left to right, top row:

    Rita, Noella, George, Lucille, Margaret

    Second Row:

    Clair, Joe, Armand, Theresa

    Documents
    Pawtuxet Valley Times Article Jan 24 1967
    Pawtuxet Valley Times Article Jan 24 1967
    Pawtuxet Valley Times Article Jan 24 1967, Rita (Danese) Charest was creating a quilt with the largest number of pieces at 48,000. She intended to display it at that year's Brockton, Massachusetts Fair.

    Headstones
    Charest Family Gravestone
    Charest Family Gravestone
    Family burial plot for Ildephonse Charest, Emilie (Frechette) Charest, and Rita (Danese) Charest. Rita had her parents moved from Precious Blood Cemetery to this location in 1992.
    Charest Family Gravestone
    Charest Family Gravestone
    Backside of the gravestone for Ildephonse Charest, Emilie (Frechette) Charest, and Rita (Danese) Charest

  • Sources 
    1. [MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE ] (Reliability: 3).