html CHAREST, Louis George b. 4 Oct 1918 Grandmere P. Que, Canada d. 5 Jun 2018 Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Charest Family History
CHAREST, Louis George

CHAREST, Louis George

Male 1918 - 2018  (99 years)

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  • Name CHAREST, Louis George 
    Nickname George 
    Born 4 Oct 1918  Grandmere P. Que, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Naturalized 4 Dec 1944  Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Naturalization number 6414859 
    Military Service Active 22 May 1945  [2
    Honorable discharge from the US Coast Guard, for service from December 7, 1941 to August 15, 1945. During this time Louis George Charest was serving in the US Merchant Marines as a cook on various merchant ships, under control of the US Coast Guard.  
    SSN Social Security Number 036-03-6133 
    Died 5 Jun 2018  Woonsocket, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary from Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, Woonsocket, Rhode Island

      Louis George Charest 99, formerly of Rockridge Dr., died June 4, 2018 at Woonsocket Health Center. He was the husband of the late Eloria (Lussier) Charest. Born in PQ Canada, he was a son of the late Ildephonse and Emilie (Frechette) Charest. Louis served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was the owner and cook for the former White Front Restaurant for a short time. He later owned and operated Georges Variety Store for several years, and then retired from the Foxboro Company.

      He is survived by two sisters Claire Forand of Woonsocket, and Lucille Duclos of Baltimore, MD. He was predeceased by his siblings Rosaire and Armand Charest, Therese Gaunt, Rita Danese, Marguerite Volpe, and Noella Papagno.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday June 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM in All Saints Church, Rathbun St. Woonsocket. Burial will be held in St. James Cemetery in Manville.

      To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Louis George Charest, please visit our floral store.
    Cremated 11 Jun 2018  Saint James Roman Catholic Cemetary, Manville, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4  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.
    Wedding Photo of Claire Charest and Leo Forand
    Wedding Photo of Claire Charest and Leo Forand
    Wedding photo of the Charest family at the wedding of Claire Charest and Leo Forand. From left to right:
    Louis George Charest, __, __, __, __, __, __, __ .
    Documents
    Genealogy of the Charest Family
    Genealogy of the Charest Family
    A detailed genealogy of the Charest family, as researched by Roger Forbes. Much of his source information comes from French-language documents maintained at the French-American Association, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
    Summary of Deceased Family Members
    Summary of Deceased Family Members
    A summary of birth and death dates of members of the extended Charest family, descendents of Ildephonse Charest and Emily Frenchette. This document was developed as a collaboration between Roger Forbes and Pauline (Hurteau) Watson. As Pauline wrote:
    "This is a project that was undertaken because one of my nephews wanted to know when some of our relatives passed away. I thought it was a very important and necessary project to do and Roger offered to help locate some of the dates. This project was very hard to do and brought back many, many memories. It was done with lots of love and many tears."
    This document should be considered a primary source reference for the dates shown.
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HOULE - LUSSIER, Eloria,   b. 27 Jan 1916, Montgomery Falls P. Que, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Type: Catholic Church 
    Documents
    Newspaper Wedding Announcement of Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle Lussier
    Newspaper Wedding Announcement of Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle Lussier
    Undated newspaper wedding announcement for Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle Lussier.
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Louis George Charest 1943
    Louis George Charest 1943
    Scan from an original photo of Louis George Charest, back of photo has the date 1943 inscribed in pencil.
    Louis George Charest 2015
    Louis George Charest 2015
    Photo of Louis George Charest, taken in his nursing home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, April 2015.
    Wedding Photo of Louis George Charest and Eloria Lussier
    Wedding Photo of Louis George Charest and Eloria Lussier
    Wedding Photo of Louis George Charest and Eloria Lussier, year unknown
    Farrell Lines Ship Postcard, Louis George Charest
    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.
    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
    Wedding Photo of Claire Charest and Leo Forand
    Wedding Photo of Claire Charest and Leo Forand
    Wedding photo of the Charest family at the wedding of Claire Charest and Leo Forand. From left to right:
    Louis George Charest, __, __, __, __, __, __, __ .
    Louis George Charest as Photographer
    Louis George Charest as Photographer
    Louis George Charest was an avid photographer. For many years he worked as a freelance photographer for weddings local news media. He had his own darkroom equipment and invested in top end photography equipment of the era.
    Louis George Charest
    Louis George Charest
    early photo of Louis George Charest, as a chef. George was a chef prior to joining the U.S. Merchant Marines as ship's cook. This photo would have been taken in the early 1930s, possibly as early as 1931.

    Documents
    Merchant Marine Certificate - Louis George Charest
    Merchant Marine Certificate - Louis George Charest
    Certificate attesting to service in the US Merchant Marines
    Seaman's Passport for Louis George Charest
    Seaman's Passport for Louis George Charest
    Seaman's passport used by Louis George Charest. Seaman's passports are valid as passports issued by the State Department in every signatory nations.
    Discharge Certificate for Louis George Charest
    Discharge Certificate for Louis George Charest
    Honorable discharge certificate from the US Coast Guard. During WWII, all Merchant Mariners were inducted into the US Coast Guard for military service, transporting troops and supplies.
    History of Louis George Charest
    History of Louis George Charest
    A history of the life of Louis George Charest. As written from brief interviews late in his life, and recollections of his family members.
    Newspaper Wedding Announcement of Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle Lussier
    Newspaper Wedding Announcement of Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle Lussier
    Undated newspaper wedding announcement for Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle Lussier.

    Headstones
    Headstone for Louis George Charest and Eloria (Charest) Lussier
    Headstone for Louis George Charest and Eloria (Charest) Lussier
    Headstone for Louis George Charest and Eloria (Charest) Houle. They were buried together with the parents of Eloria Lussier.
    Second Headstone Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle
    Second Headstone Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle
    Back view of Headstone for Louis George Charest and Eloria Houle

    Histories
    Obituary of Louis George Charest
    Obituary of Louis George Charest
    This obituary was published in the local newpaper "The Woonsocket Call" on June 8, 2018

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

    2. [HONORABLE DISCHARGE CE] (Reliability: 3).
      Image scan of discharge certificate uploaded.