html CHAREST, Noella b. 15 Dec 1927 Woonsocket, Rhode Island d. 4 Nov 2017 Hollywood, Florida: Charest Family History
CHAREST, Noella

CHAREST, Noella

Female 1927 - 2017  (89 years)

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  • Name CHAREST, Noella 
    Born 15 Dec 1927  Woonsocket, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Nov 2017  Hollywood, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated 17 Nov 2017  Saint Jean-Baptiste Catholic Cemetery, Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10  Charest Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2021 

    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 PAPAGNO, George,   b. 19 Mar 1919, Woonsocket, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 2020, Pembroke Pines, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years) 
    Photos
    The Papagno Family
    The Papagno Family
    Noella, George Papagno, and daughter Jane. Believed to be a wedding protrait of George and Noella's wedding.
    George and Noella Papagno
    George and Noella Papagno
    During their retirement years in Hollywood, Florida
    Noella and George Papagno with their Son James
    Noella and George Papagno with their Son James
    Noella and George Papagno with their Son James
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 UNKNOWN, Unknown 
    Children 
    +1. PAPAGNO, Jane
     2. PAPAGNO, James
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Armand Charest and Noella (Charest) Papangoes
    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.
    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
    Lucille and Noella
    Lucille and Noella
    Lucille and Noella, photograph taken in the late 1970s, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
    Noella (Papagno) Charest and Grandson Joseph Navarro
    Noella (Papagno) Charest and Grandson Joseph Navarro
    Noella (Papagno) Charest and Grandson Joseph Navarro, taken in Hollywood, Florida.
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Making family Christmas Tree decorations
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella hanging her homemade Christmas decorations on her tree. Noella made Christmas decorations with tiny photos of her family members as Christmas gifts.
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella making Christmas tree decorations. She would make ornaments with the faces of family members on them, and give these away to her extended family.
    Book Cover: Written and published by Noella Papagno
    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.
    Noella and George Papagno with their Son James
    Noella and George Papagno with their Son James
    Noella and George Papagno with their Son James

    Documents
    Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest

    Headstones
    Funeral Urn of Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Funeral Urn of Noella (Papagno) Charest
    Noella died in Hollywood Florida where she lived for the last 45 years of her life, but she chose to be buried in the Charest family burial plot in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She was cremated in Florida, and her ashes sent to Rhode Island where a memorial service was held, prior to her ashes interred in the family plot.

    Videos
    Desairology_ Hair Care for the Deceased
    Desairology_ Hair Care for the Deceased
    Noella trained as a cosmologist and later pioneered the field of "Desairology:" the practice of arranging the hair for the deceased prior to viewing by families and loved ones. Noella wrote a book on this topic, and later developed a training program which offered continuing education credits. This video is a professionally-produced video of Noella explaining the field of Desairology.

    This video currently resides on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ck1PEvh5UM
    Promotional Video for Desairology
    Promotional Video for Desairology
    Noella (Papagno) Charest pioneered the cosmology field of Desairology, the field of dressing hair for the deceased. She published a book and developed training materials for continuing education credits. This was one of the last videos Noella produced promoting her programs.

    This video resides on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0H39kUVSqY

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