Resolution J2245-2011

Congratulating Louise DeCarlo on her 100th Birthday



  • Jun 7, 2011: ADOPTED
  • Jun 3, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Louise DeCarlo upon the occasion
of her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, Louise DeCarlo was born on March 22, 1911,  to  Mary  and  Fred
Gowett  in  Peru,  New  York,  and grew up primarily in Plattsburgh, New
York; and
  WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her  zest  for  life,  has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
  WHEREAS,  Louise  DeCarlo  has  been a beloved resident of Meadowbrook
Healthcare in Plattsburgh, New York for the past 10 years; many who know
her consider the secret to her longevity to be family,  delicious  food,
and always looking like a lady; and
  WHEREAS, In her room at Meadowbrook she is surrounded by family photos
hung on the walls; even at 100, she takes great pride in her appearance;
a lifelong lover of jewelry and fashion, she continues to value dressing
appropriately and her hair and nails are always perfectly done; and
  WHEREAS,  Though life has brought Louise DeCarlo many challenges, this
distinguished woman, who has experienced the incredible joys and sorrows
characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina and courage to
savor a full life, has inspired the lives of her many friends and  fami-
ly; and
  WHEREAS,  Louise  DeCarlo  has outlived three husbands; with her first
husband, Francis Favero, who was killed in an automobile  accident,  she
had four children, Dorothy St. Denis, Doris Saville, Franklin P.  Favero
and Arlen J. Favero; and
  WHEREAS, With her second husband, the late Joseph Paolucci, the family
grew  to include three more children, Marie P. Maxwell; Nancy Ratta; and
the late Joseph Paolucci Jr.; and
  WHEREAS, When Louise married a third time, and she  and  her  husband,
Joseph DeCarlo, lived in Rouses Point, New York; though he too has since
passed away, her family has grown to include five generations, with many
cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchil-
dren, as well as a multitude of treasured nieces and nephews; and
  WHEREAS,  Known for her fabulous food and her fondness for having lots
of people over for meals, Louise DeCarlo took on multiple steady jobs to
help provide for her family  and  to  ensure  that  her  children  would
receive Catholic educations and be able to participate in extra-curricu-
lar activities; and
  WHEREAS, Louise DeCarlo is also well-known for her welcoming home, for
being  kind  to  many, and for always doing something for somebody else;
  WHEREAS, This beloved lady has enriched the lives of those around  her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and  celebrated  the  innovations,  cultural  developments  and  awesome
achievements  of  this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this  great  Empire  State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Louise DeCarlo upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Louise DeCarlo.


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