James P. Renaldo, Esq., 79, of North Providence, passed away peacefully, Thursday February 18th.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Pasco and Mary (Kanaczet) Renaldo.
Mr. Renaldo graduated from North Providence High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Providence College, and his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University.
Before he entered private practice, he was a prosecutor for the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office, eventually becoming chief of the criminal division. He was the first person to successfully prosecute someone to a life sentence without the possibility of parole. He also taught criminal law at the Rhode Island State Police Academy and the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy. He served honorably in the United Sates Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by a son, James P. Renaldo, II and his wife Rachel of Johnston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Friday, February 26th at St. Agnes Church, 100 Chatham Street, Providence. Private burial with military honors will take place in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.
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