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Proclamations Recognize Curti, Rochford

Two longtime East Providence employees who retired together recently received proclamations from the City Council.

Two longtime East Providence employees who started their tenures with the city together and who ended it together were recognized at the City Council meeting last Tuesday evening, Nov. 20.

Alba Curti, who retired on Nov. 2 as Director of Parks and Recreation, and Deborah Rochford, who retired on the same day as Adult Services Coordinator at the Senior Center, received proclamations from outgoing East Providence Mayor Bruce Rogers.

Rogers wasn't saying goodbye to them, however, he said.

"The best thing about this is that they are going to be volunteering in East Providence," Rogers said.

Joanna Britto November 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Alba Curti and Debbie Rochford should be thanked and commended for their many years of service to the East Providence community. Alba always went above and beyond to provide recreational activities to the many children, young adults, mentally challenged, and adult men and women in our City of East Providence. Just to name a few areas of their expertise, our playgrounds, softball tournaments, musical events, and our Heritage Day celebrations were huge successes under their direction, supervision and volunteerism. Debbie provided senior citizen recreation programs for the many elderly in our community. Long before we had a Senior Center, Debbie designed, established and supervised programs for the seniors from Riverside to Rumford, always including central city residents as well. This proclamation recognition was very much deserved by two wonderul women, who always tried to keep a smile on their faces during some wonderful and some very trying transitional times during their careers. City Hall will not be the same at Christmas time, annually Alba and Debbie decorated the halls/floors at City Hall beautifully, donating their time, their collections and many of their own belongings, every year displaying a different holiday theme to put a smile on the faces of all who entered the City Hall building. Congratulations, Alba and Debbie, a retirement well deserved, you have served the East Providence Community for many years, and I want to say THANK YOU! Enjoy your retirement
rhodeman November 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM
It's so refreshing to hear such complimentary remarks about government workers who did indeed go above and beyond the call of duty without seeking financial rewards, titles, or power but just to help their fellow community members. These unsung heroines are a fading breed. We should hope for more unselfish citizens such as these instead of those with a what;s in it for me attitude. Thank you ladies.
Alba Curti February 01, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Thank you for your kind words Joanna. Working with dedicated co-workers such as you made it all worthwhile!

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