March 27, 1934
AT AGE OF 81
Former Railroad Man and
Farmer Dies at Home of
Son after six weeks'
Illness--- Funeral Thurs-
Raphael Bissonette, an aged and
respected resident of Malone, died
at 12:20 p.m. today at the home
of his son, Jerry Bissonette, 19 Ce-
Mr. Bissonette was 81 years old.
For the past year since his health
became impaired he had made his
home with his son. He had been
confined to his home for the past
Born in Canada, Mr. Bissonette
came to Franklin County in his
youth and was engaged in rail-
roading for several years. Later
he took up farming and continued
until he retired about 15 years ago.
In late years he had made his home
at 57 Cedar Street until he went
to live with his son.
He married Miss Virginia Jar-
din, of Bellmont, who died 17
years ago. He was a member of
Notre Dame Church and of the St.
He is survived by three sons,
William, Jerry and Theodore, of
Malone, and one daughter, Mrs.
Olive MeKerracher, Cleveland, O;
seven grandchildren and two great
The funeral will be held Thurs-
day morning at 8:30 at Notre
Dame Church and interment will
be in Notre Dame Cemetery.