html CHAREST, Claire b. 2 Nov 1924 Manville, Rhode Island d. 25 Apr 2020 Woonsocket, RI: Charest Family History

CHAREST, Claire

Female 1924 - 2020  (95 years)


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  • Name CHAREST, Claire 
    Born 2 Nov 1924  Manville, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Apr 2020  Woonsocket, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Claire passed on the evening of April 25, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. She had moved to a nursing home several years earlier and her daughters visited her often, particularly Denise and Jeanne.

      However, due to the pandemic and risk to elderly patients at the nursing home, all visitors including family and priests/ministers were banned. Claire spent the last months of her life without any family visitors, and was not able to have a Catholic priest provide the customary Last Rites for her.

      A traditional funeral was not permitted, so Claire's daughters held a graveside service for just the three of them. A memorial service was held after pandemic-related bans on large gatherings was lifted.
    Person ID I9  Charest Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 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 FORAND, Leo 
    Married
    • Claire and Leo were married for 62 years on the month Leo passed away.
    Children 
     1. FORAND, Susan
     2. FORAND, Jeanne
     3. FORAND, Denise  [Birth]
    Photos
    Leo Forand and Clair (Forand) Charest
    Leo Forand and Clair (Forand) Charest
    Photo of Leo and Claire Forand. They were married for over 50 years at the time of Leo's passing.
    Clair and Leo Forand
    Clair and Leo Forand
    Portrait of Clair and Leo Forand, married for 62 years on the month Leo passed away
    Denise and Jeanne Forand
    Denise and Jeanne Forand
    Denise and Jeanne Forand, "The Twins." Photo taken in 1977
    Videos
    Wedding of Clair Charest and Leo Forand
    Wedding of Clair Charest and Leo Forand
    This is a video created by Paul Hurteau, using wedding photographs of Leo Forand and Clair Charest's wedding
    Last Modified 1 May 2020 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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
    Denise Forand, Jeanne Forand, Clair Forand
    Denise Forand, Jeanne Forand, Clair Forand
    The twin sisters Denise and Jeanne Forand, with their Mother Clair. Photo taken April 4, 2015. At the time Clair was living in a Senior Citizens center.
    Leo Forand and Clair (Forand) Charest
    Leo Forand and Clair (Forand) Charest
    Photo of Leo and Claire Forand. They were married for over 50 years at the time of Leo's passing.

    Documents
    Clair (Forand) Charest Funeral Card
    Clair (Forand) Charest Funeral Card
    Funeral card for Clair (Forand) Charest, Woonsocket, Rhode Island

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Security Questionnaire, US Military Document, 2 (Reliability: 3).