|1||Armand and his Three Sons|
Armand Charest and his three sons at Christmas. Taken at the home of Howard and Pam Charest at Christmas, December 25, 2002.
His last studio portrait, taken in the Spring of 2000 in Costa Mesa, California, where he was living in a senior citizen's center.
|3||Armand Charest and Emilie (Frechette) Charest|
A photo of Armand Charest and his mother Emilie (Frechette) Charest. This photo appears to have been taken prior to Armand being drafted into the US Army, which makes the date sometime sometime between late 1942 to early 1943.
|4||Armand Charest and Family|
From left to right, back: Jeffery Charest, Pamela (Charest) [...], Howard Charest, Ronald Charest. Front; Armand Charest. Photo taken at Christmas, December 25, 2002. Armand had suffered a stroke earlier this year and was confined to a wheelchair as result.
|5||Armand Charest and Martha (Charest) Wilkens Wedding|
Wedding Photo of Armand Charest and Martha Wilkens as they walked down the isle of the chapel
|6||Armand Charest and Noella (Charest) Papangoes|
Armand Charest and his sister Noella. Noella was a hair dresser who was able to earn her license in the early 1940s because of Armand. While Armand was in the Army he was sending his pay home into a saving account. Noella mentioned to Armand she wanted to become a hairdresser but didn't have the money to attend the school. Armand told her to use his Army money for her school and license. Noella never forgot his kindness and spoke of it often to Armand's children. This photo would have been taken sometime around the later half of the 1990s.
|7||Armand Charest in Uniform. |
Armand Charest in uniform. Taken at the end of his basic training in Texas, about December 1943.
Believed to be a photo of Athanase Charest in 1910-1911, somewhere in Winnipeg Canada. He would have been 24 in this picture, working as a cook in a lumber camp.
|9||Believed to be the family of Martha Alwine Reichelt, About 1955|
Believed to be the family of Martha Alwine (Wilkens) Reichelt. About 1955, Martha traveled back to Germany in 1955 for the first time since she left in 1923
|10||Book Cover: Written and published by Noella Papagno|
Cover of the book: "Desairology: The Dressing of Decedents Hair." Written by Noella Papagno-Charest, she pioneered the field of Desairology. Noella's brother Armand helped her edit this book prior to publication.
|11||Clair and Leo Forand|
Portrait of Clair and Leo Forand, married for 62 years on the month Leo passed away
|12||Death Certificate of Martha Alwine (Reichelt) Wilkens|
Death Certificate of Martha (Reichelt) Wilkens. Martha was killed crossing a street in Woodbridge, Virginia while her and her husband Eric were driving down to Florida on a spring vacation. Martha was struck by a car going at high speed and reportedly died instantly. Her body was brought back to Long Island, New York, and she was laid to rest at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale.
Martha's name is misidentified on her death certificate. Instead of "Martha Alwine Wilkens," her name is listed as "Martha Herta Wilkens, which was the name of her daughter."
|13||Denis Hurteau, High School Graduation |
This is Denis Hurteau's graduation photo from Serra High school, Rhode Island.
|14||Denise and Jeanne Forand|
Denise and Jeanne Forand, "The Twins." Photo taken in 1977
|15||Denise Forand and Wife Alexandria Craft|
Denise Forand and Wife Alexandria Nelson. Alexandria goes by "Sandy"
|16||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.
|17||Eloria (Charest) Lussier 1945|
Photo of Eloria Lussier, wife of Louis George Charest. Date on back of photo enscribed 1945. Shown in her Red Cross uniform.
Emilie Frechette as a young woman. Photo possibly taken around the time of her marriage to Ildephonse Charest
|19||Erich Wilkens, 1976|
This picture was taken of Erich about 1976, at his home in Burlingham, New York. At the time he was retired and kept busy running a "hobby farm," caring for a milk cow, several sheep and a ram, eighty chickens, and a small flock of ducks, along with two vegetable gardens.
|20||Family Photo of Martha (Charest) WIlkens, Her Father and four children|
Family Photo of Martha (Charest) Wilkens, Her Father and four children. The family was wishing farewell to Erich Wilkens (Mom's father), who was leaving for a visit to Germany within a few days. Location was Queens, New York, in front of the house Erich was living in at the time.
Names from top left to right;
Martha (Charest) Wilkens, Ronald Charest, Erich Wilkens, Melinda Charest,
Second row, left to right:
Jeffery Charest, Howard Charest
Photo taken Spring 1972
|21||Family Picture of Extended Fodor Family|
A family picture of the extended Fodor family with other members of the extended Charest family. From top left: Pamela ( ) Charest, Armand Charest, Melinda (Fodor) Charest, Ronald Charest, Lazlo Fodor
|22||Family Reunion of Martha (Charest) Wilkens Family |
Family Reunion of Martha (Charest) Wilkens Family. Top Row:
- Howard Charest
- Ronald Charest
- Jeffery Charest
- Martha (Charest) Wilkens
- Melinda (Fodor) Charest
|23||Farrell Lines Ship Postcard, Louis George Charest|
One of the ships Louis George Charest served on as a Merchant Marine Sailor. Farrell Lines Incorporated was named in 1948 after James A. Farrell, Jr., and John J. Farrell, sons of James Augustine Farrell, president of US Steel. The company was previously known as American South African Lines (ASAL). It was a passenger line and cargo line in regular service from New York City to South Africa stopping at Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Lourenço Marques (Maputo) in Mozambique. The ships were well-appointed and carried about 180 passengers.
Frank Watson as a senior citizen
|25||Frank Watson in Navy Uniform|
|26||Frank Watson on Parade|
Frank Watson dressed up as a Red Cross doctor, as part of a parade.
|27||George and Noella Papagno|
During their retirement years in Hollywood, Florida
|28||George Papagngo in Florida Retirement|
George Papagngo in Florida retirement.
George Papagno, possibly in the 1950s ?
|30||George Papagno As A Mailman|
George Papagno as a mailman, near his retirement. This would have been taken in Florida.
|31||George Papagno As Mailman|
George Papagno as a mailman in Rhode Island, 1963
|32||George Papagno, One Brother, and Mother |
George Papagno, Brother Dominic, and Mother. 2 February 1944, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
George Papagno, while living in a nursing home, shortly before he died.
This photo was taken sometime in the early 1970s. From left to Right:
Paul, Richard, (Back Row) Denis, Ronnie, Roland
(Front Row) Pauline, Theresa, Jeanne
The Hurteau Family, about late 1950s. Left to Right, from back row:
Pauline, Roland, Richard, Jeanne
Theresa holding Ronnie, Denis, Lionel holding Paul
|36||Hurteau Family, Around 1945|
Hurteau Family: Therese (Hurteau) Charest, Lionel Hurteau, Pauline, Roland, Jeannine
|37||Iidephonse & Emilie (Frechette) Charest|
Iidephonse & Emilie (Frechette) Charest. This is believed to have been taken while they were living in Rhode Island
|38||Ildephonse Charest |
Ildephonse Charest as a young man. Possibly taken about the time of his marriage to Emilie Frechette
|39||Ildephonse Charest and Emilie Frechette|
Ildephonse Charest and Emilie Frechette, unknown year taken. Possibly another photo taken on their wedding day.
|40||J. B. Danese, 1964|
JB Danese loved to go fishing, and owned a small fishing boat that he kept at a marina near his home with Rita (Charest) in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
|41||Jeannine M. (Castro-Biller) Hurteau |
Jeannine M. (Castro-Biller) Hurteau, of Santa Rosa, California, an agent for 19 years at Dill Noonan Insurance Agency in Santa Rosa and before that, a secretary for 10 years at Rancho Grande Travel Club of Rohnert Park, California.
|42||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.
|43||John B. Danese December 1964|
John B. Danese summer of 1964. Believe to have been taken at the yacht club near Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where John kept his boat. He had a small boat he used for fishing every opportunity.
|45||Jonathan Bly and Elizabeth (Bly) Fodor|
Jonathan Bly and Elizabeth (Bly) Fodor
|46||Joseph Rosaire Charest in Vietnam|
Taken on one of his tours in Vietnam with the US Air Force, probably mid 1960s
|47||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.
Lazlo Fodor while on active duty with the U.S. Army. Lazlo was drafted and stationed in Germany for his two-year stint of active duty.
Lazlo Fodor while on active duty with the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.