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FLORO, Julius L.

FLORO, Julius L.

Male 1916 - 1990  (73 years)

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  • Name FLORO, Julius L. 
    • Julius (Joe) Floro claimed to be a World War II Submarine veteran who served on several submarine combat patrols in the Pacific Theater. He may have exaggerated his submarine service, but worked on them in refits between patrol from Subbase Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After he left the Navy, he worked as a union Electrician the remainder of his career.
    • Apparently, prior to going/working on submarines, Joe was attached to the USS Honolulu, CL 48, a light cruiser of that era.

      USS Honolulu (CL 47) - a Brooklyn-class light cruiser active in the Pacific War (World War II). Honolulu was launched in 1937 and commissioned in 1938. The ship served in the Battle of Tassafaronga, the Battle of Kula Gulf, the Battle of Kolombangara and the Battle of Peleliu. She was taken out of action by serious torpedo damage just before the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She was repaired, but not in time to rejoin the war. She was decommissioned in 1947 and was held in reserve until she was scrapped in 1959. [1]
    • Back story on Julius' Navy rating insignia photograph; From Paul Hurteau - "The first time he showed me his ribbons I asked if I could have them and he told me he was giving them to his son, Years later, the last time I saw him alive, he handed them to me, I took his uniform coat and cut it up to make this plaque, It was at his funeral and I have had it ever since."

      Paul also relates that Joe left the Navy when he met and married his first wife. In later years, Joe spoke often of how much he regretted not staying in for the full 20 years. His rating photo shows three "Hash marks," each one signifying four years service. Joe would have left active duty with between 12 - 15 years service.
    Nickname Joe 
    Born 8 Dec 1916 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jun 1990  Woonsocket, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Jean-Baptiste Catholic Cemetery, Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I92  Charest Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2020 

    Family 1 CHAREST, Therese Joan de Arc,   b. 9 Jun 1920, Pawtucket, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 2014, Woonsocket, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1972  First Methodist Church, San Mateo, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Type: Formal, Reception 
    • A security form of Rosaire Adele Charest dated 6 Sept 1973 shows Therese married to Joseph Floro, living at:
      1535 Lorraine Avenue
      San Mateo, California 94401
    • Therese and Julius had two weddings in Protestant then Catholic ceremonies as Therese was French Catholic and Julius was Protestant (Methodist). Their first wedding was on June 24, 1972 (First Methodist Church, San Mateo, CA), and on September 22, 1984 (St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Rohnert Park, CA). I've listed their first wedding here. [2]
    Photos
    Wedding of Therese Charest and Julius Floro
    Wedding of Therese Charest and Julius Floro
    Wedding of Therese Charest and Julius Floro, June 24, 1972
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 FLORO, First Wife 
    Notes 
    • Julius (Joe) Floro was married prior to his marriage with Teresa Charest.
    Children 
     1. FLORO, Daughter  [Birth]
     2. FLORO, Daughter  [Birth]
     3. FLORO, Son  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Joe Floro in Hawaii November 17th,1941
    Joe Floro in Hawaii November 17th,1941
    Joe Floro was in the US Navy, stationed onboard the USS Honolulu. He was to be discharged on his birthday, December 8th, 1941, Needless to say, He stayed for the duration of WW II. This photo taken November 17th, 1941. The woman in the photo is unknown, believed to be a girlfriend of Joe's at the time.
    Wedding of Therese Charest and Julius Floro
    Wedding of Therese Charest and Julius Floro
    Wedding of Therese Charest and Julius Floro, June 24, 1972
    Julius (Joe) Floro's Navy Rating Patch and Awards
    Julius (Joe) Floro's Navy Rating Patch and Awards
    Joe Floro served between 12 - 15 years active duty in the US Navy before and during WWII. He left service as E-6, First Class Electrician's Mate. His Navy insignia and awards maintained by Paul Hurteau.

    Headstones
    Hurteau Family Headstone Side One
    Hurteau Family Headstone Side One
    The Hurteau family headstone. Members of the family buried here include:
    Julius L Flores
    Therese J Charest
    Jeannine Hurteau Biller
    Denis E Hurteau
    Ronald G Hurteau

    Histories
    Biography of Therese (Hurteau/Flores/Gaunt) Charest
    Biography of Therese (Hurteau/Flores/Gaunt) Charest
    A biography of Therese Charest written in the first person by Roger Forbes, nephew of Therese Charest. Provides a rich source of Charest family data researched from family sources and public records.

  • Sources 
    1. [JOE FLORO NAVY CAREER] (Reliability: 2).
      Paul Hurteau is the source for background information on Julius (Joe) Floro.
      Information on the USS Honolulu from the Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Honolulu_(CL-48)

    2. [ROGER FORBES - RESEARC] (Reliability: 3).
      "I married Julius Louis (some records say Julian) Floro in Protestant then Catholic ceremonies; on June 24, 1972 (First Methodist Church, San Mateo, CA), and on September 22, 1984 (St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Rohnert Park, CA). He was born December 8, 1916, son of Walter Floro (Italy) and Maria Meo (Italy). His occupation was Electrician and he died July 15, 1990 (St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham, MA)."
      Researcher: Roger Forbes, author of biography of Therese Charest (Hurteau / Floro / Gaunt). Biography resides in this archive under "History of Therese Charest."

    3. [S3] Security Questionnaire, US Military Document, 2 (Reliability: 3).