March 27, 1934




     AT AGE OF 81


Former Railroad Man and

   Farmer Dies at Home of

   Son after six weeks'

   Illness--- Funeral Thurs-

   day Morning.


    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-

dar Street.

    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

six weeks

    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.

John Society.

    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.