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Marie Virginia Noncent

Marie Virginia Noncent Event Busy Beaver Button Museum
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The Lord's Angel Watches Over Us FIRST LADY Marie Virginia Noncent Sunrise March 18, 1940 Sunset August 5, 2010
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Photograph of woman in white formal clothes with hat, above and below are white text, all on blue patterned background.

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A bereavement button celebrating the life of Marie Virginia Noncent (1940-2010). She was a wife of a bishop and a member of the First Haitian Church of God in Trenton, New Jersey. 

Queen Victoria wore a bereavement button of carved black jet in honor of her deceased husband King Albert. This created a trend throughout the British Empire. 

Today bereavement buttons are typically pin back buttons with a photo of the deceased, his or her birth date and death date, and sometimes a phrase indicating that he or she is now at peace. 
 

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Admin. (2010, August 12). View Marie NONCENT's Obituary and express your condolences. Retrieved August 27, 2020, from https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/marie-noncent-obituary?pid=144635780

Stewart, J. (2012, June 14). The Button: A Visual History of the World's Sexiest Fastening. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/articles/life/design/2012/06/button_history_a_visua...
 

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EV0904
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