Construction of a memorial to a family that served the Barrington Department of Public Works for decades is underway.
A granite boulder cut for a future engraving has been laid in place at the northeast corner of Chianese Park off of Prince's Hill Road next to a gravel walking path. It sits in the middle of a semi-circle of dirt from which sod was removed.
The memorial will recognize the Dellefratte family. The Town Council gave its approval for the memorial after approving guidelines for all future memorials in town.
The Dellefrattes who have worked for Barrington include the late Erasmo Dellefratte, a former DPW superintendent; Mike “Razzy” Dellefratte, who worked 40 years for DPW and who carried the spear for the project this year; his brother, Billy, for worked for DPW for 37 years; and Gus and Tony Dellefratte.
Dellefratte family members and other volunteers are doing most of the work and picking up the cost of the memorial; some DPW workers have spent a few hours there. It actually sits on a piece of land sold to the town by Billy Dellefratte; that’s the primary reason this spot was selected.