Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Frederick Clarence Phillip Vialet
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Frederick Clarence Phillip Vialet
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Frederick Clarence Phillip Vialet
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Vialet, Frederick Clarence Phillip
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300506
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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FREDERICK CLARENCE

PHIL LIP VIA LE T

1903-1986

Past Junior Warden and Past Secretary of Harmonic Lodge
Number 356, E.C., in the Register of the
United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
of England, the only English Lodge under the American Flag.



NOVEMBER 28, 1986
ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

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VIEWING
9:30 am 10:30 am
Creque's Funeral Home

SERVICES
11:00 am
All Saints Cathedral
The Very Reverend Thomas W. Gibbs III
and Father Anath Jackson, P.M., officiating

INTERMENT
Bovoni Family Burial Ground
Remarks by Costas Coulianos
Eulogy by John Woods, P.M., O.G.R.





FREDERICK CLARENCE PHILLIP VIALET, SR.
May 26, 1903 November 22, 1986

Frederick Clarence Phillip Vialet, Sr., who was known as Fred Vialet to
all of us, was born on the 26th of May, 1903, to Octavia and Charles
Vialet in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies. He was preceded in death
by his sister, Cecile, and brother, David.
At the age of two and a half, his family immigrated to the United
States through Ellis Island. After finishing electrical trade school in
New York City, he enrolled in Columbia University and completed the
electrical engineering program.
Fred Vialet was the first black to obtain a Class A electrical engineering
license in the United States. After receiving his license, he worked in the
United States for various government agencies and private firms, one of
which was owned by the uncle of Attorney William Pallme.
In 1948, the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas Power Authority
made a search for an electrical engineer. At the time, this Board con-
sisted of Alton Adams, Sr., Chairman, Richard Spenceley, Sr., and Alger-
non Maduro. On the 24th of June, 1948, Governor William Hastie signed
his appointment as General Manager of the St. Thomas Power Authority.
In February of 1950, Governor Morris DeCastro sent him to the Pan-
ama Canal Zone to the Commanding General of the United States Armed
Forces in the Caribbean, where, as DeCastro's representative, he obtained
army surplus power plants for St. Thomas and St. Croix, thus expanding
the Island's power plant facilities. Vialet was instrumental in providing
the power cable link to St. John.
In 1951, Governor DeCastro signed another appointment naming him
as General Manager of the St. Thomas Power Authority, which also in-
cluded St. John, a position he held until 1955 when he accepted the post
of Manager of the Virgin Islands Telephone System.
In 1962, Mr. Vialet was made Director of Planning and remained a key
advisor of Governor Paiewonsky until 1965, when he left the administra-
tion to manage a watch industry.
In 1969, Governor Melvin Evans recruited Mr. Vialet as Director of
Highways in Public Works. He was later made Director of Special Projects
in that department, and before his retirement in 1974, had served in the
capacity of Acting Commissioner of Public Works at various times.
Fred Vialet, Sr. was a noted political activist in the New York State
area and was a forerunner in Civil Rights, before returning home. He
served on numerous Boards and Commissions, and held three private
organizations near and dear to him: The Navy League, Rotary Inter-
national, and the Harmonic Lodge, 356E.C.
Fred Vialet loved his family, his friends, and the Virgin Islands. He
was a good man who enjoyed helping other people.
May he rest in peace.






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GRANDCHILDREN
Debra Brooks
Norma Chillberry
Lecelle Montgomery
Sergio Palanque, Jr.
Frederick Vialet III

STEPGRANDCHILDREN
Debra Hill
Lowell Murray III

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
Florencia Chillberry
Michele Chillberry
Norma Chillberry
Jason Montgomery
Warren Montgomery
Angelique Palanque
Dawn Palanque
Raymond Palanque
Sergio Palanque III

GREAT-GREAT-
GRANDCHILREN
Donell Palanque
Roman Palanque

NIECES
Margaret Philipson
Isabelle Scherzi
Jeanette Woodland

NEPHEW
Leon Vialet

GRANDNIECE
Debra Vialet


GRANDNEPHEWS
Matthew Scherzi
David Vialet II
Bruce Woodland
Richard Woodland

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
Rosemary E. Vialet

SONS-IN-LAW
Thomas Lynch
Sergio Palanque

NIECE-IN-LAW
Rose Vialet

NEPHEW-IN-LAW
Richard Philipson

MASONIC SONS
Winston Adams, W.M.
Herbert Lockhart III, M.M.
Leroy Marchena, P.M.
Gerald Raasch, P.M.
John Woods, P.M., O.G.R.

NUMEROUS RELATIVES,
including families of the
Audains
Bornns
DeSilvers
LaFontaines
Linquists
Pierres
Spenceleys
Vialets
Watlingtons


SUR VIVORS
Dorothy Vialet. .. Wife
Fred Vialet, Jr., P.M.. .. Son
Joan Lynch ... Stepdaughter
Ronald Smith... Stepson


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PALLBEARERS
Winston Adams, W.M.
Leonard Francis, Esq.
Dale Garee
Lowell Murray
Richard Philipson
Matthew Scherzi
Winston Taylor, Esq.
David Vialet II


HONORARY Y

PALLBEAR ERS
Daniel Ambrose, Esq., 33rd Degree / Luther Benjamin
Macon Berryman,P.M., O.G.R. / Eric Bonelli
Richard Bourne-Vanneck, Sr. / Hon. Alphonso Christian, Sr., Esq.
Paul Clark / Costas Coulianos / Dante DeCastro / Austin Donovan
Robert Grey, M.M. / John Harding, M.M. / Harvey Henne, M.M.
J. Raymond Jones / Herbert Lockhart, Jr. / Ariel Melchior, Jr., M.M.
Dante Mena / John Newton / Morris Nicholson / Dr. Eric O'Neal
Winston O'Neal, P.J.W. / John F. Smith / Donald Stanford
Flavel Vialet / Felix Vialet / Susthens Vialet / John Woods, P.M., O.G.R.


USHERS
Phillip Augustine / Gary Berne / Degaulle Brin / Kelly Evans, Esq.
Laura Greg / Rhys Hodge, Esq., M.M. / Stedmann Hodge, Esq.
David Hoffenburg, Esq. / Brenda Hollar, Esq. / Frank Jackson, Esq.
Leroy Marchena, P.M. / Desmond Maynard, Esq., M.M. / Flavious Ottley
Charlotte Poole, Esq. / Gerald Raasch, P.M. / Renwick Scotland


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The family of Frederick Vialet, Sr. would like to express its appreciation
to the following persons: Mrs. Jessie Clark, Mrs. LaVida Creque, Mrs.
Barbara Pryor deJongh, Mrs. Rebecca Donovan, Mr. Zephanich Fahie, Mr.
Paul Francis, Daisy Gilpin, Mr. Harvey Henne, M.M., Father Anath Jack-
son, P.M., Ms. June Lindqvist and members of the Harmonic Lodge.




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