Honorable Chief Judge Vincent PallozziApril 6, 1930 ~ November 16, 2017 (age 87)
PALLOZZI, THE HONORABLE VINCENT
Chief Judge of the Administrative Adjudication Court, 87, of Providence and West Palm Beach, FL., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Golden Crest Nursing Home on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Elvira (Tessicini) (Bird) Pallozzi. He was a devoted husband of late Dolores P. (Sarcione) Pallozzi. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Cioci) Pallozzi.
Judge Pallozzi was a graduate of Providence College and Northeastern School of Law. He clerked under RI Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. Paolino. He was also an Army Veteran serving during WWII.
He was admitted to the practice of law in 1954 and enjoyed the private practice for 25 years before entering public service. His public career spanned over two decades where he served in various leadership roles. He served under Mayor Joseph Doorley as the Director of the Department of Planning and Urban Development and the Providence Redevelopment Agency. He later served under Mayor Joseph R. Paolino, Jr. as Director of Administration and was appointed Chief of Staff in 1985. Judge Pallozzi was the lead negotiator and legal architect alongside Mayor Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., on behalf of the City of the Providence, negotiating with the State of Rhode Island on the “Moving of the Rivers” project. In 1989, he was appointed by Governor Bruce Sundlun as an Administrative Law Judge. In July 1993, he was confirmed Chief Judge of the Administrative Adjudication Court. He served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Hill House for over 25 years and was a member at the Metacomet Country Club for 22 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving sons, Peter J. Pallozzi and his wife Paula M. (Palmieri) and Stephen M. Bird (step-son) and his wife Susan (Sheedy). He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Andrew Pallozzi and his wife Alessandra (Andreozzi), Nicole Pallozzi and Alanna Bird, a brother in-law John Landolfi and a nephew Steven Landolfi. He was the loving father of the late Marianne Paola and her late husband Jasper. He was a devoted brother of the late Elena M. Landolfi and late niece Anne Marie Landolfi.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 8:45am from the A.A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Augustine Church, 639 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours will be held Monday 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, PO Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284. marianiandson.com
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