Libby Arron, 90


CRANSTON, R.I. – Libby Arron died Dec. 6  in Providence with family at her bedside. She was born in Middletown, Connecticut, to Samuel and Minnie Roseman. Libby was a longtime resident of Cranston. She loved her family, pups and Rhode Island.


She was Chief of Protocol for Gov. Bruce Sundlun, a leader in the Rhode Island Silver Haired Legislature and a member of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Aging, a producer of the award-winning cable TV program “Senior Journal” and a passionate advocate for children and seniors. She received the State of Rhode Island’s 2008 Patriot Award for her contributions to the WWII Memorial Commission.  

Libby is survived by her children, Brett (fiancé Julia Janowicz) Arron, M.D., of Wakefield, Byrna (David) Bornstein of Westwood, Massachusetts, Martin (Lori) Arron, M.D. of New York, New York; her grandchildren Sheera, Elana, Jaclyn, Louis and Gabrielle. She was predeceased by her brothers Sidney and Bernard Roseman. 

Donations may be made to either: The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence (Attention: Support Corporation), The Alzheimers Fund at The Miriam Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI  02901, RI or Westwood Community Chest, Box 250, Westwood, MA 02090.