Unbowed, Buddy Cianci is back loud and clear - The Boston Globe
June 25, - Former Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci celebrates during a night of dining and meeting supporters and friends at. Despite his criminal record, Cianci was beloved by many in the city who credited PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking political rogue who charges and a prison sentence for corruption, died Thursday. from it," he told The Associated Press the morning he left for prison. Colorful former Providence mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci has died.
Your legacy will forever be the love and passionate commitment you had to serve the city and its people. I feel Confident that our God sees it that way too; an imperfect Redon,none of us are perfect, did a perfect job;God's work! I am sure your most important legacy, your loving grandchildren, will be greatly comforted and loved by the love and care that will come back to them because of you Rest in peace God's and our faithful servant.
Family Friends February 3, Cianci from the Hon. Our Dad, a close friend and colleague of the Mayor, thought the world of Buddy and deeply cherished the Mayors' brilliant wit and friendship. Our hearts and prayers are with the entire Cianci Family at this most difficult time of loss and will remain with you during the days to follow. You left us to soon, especially during this crazy election year that you would have loved. My sympathy to the Family.
May he rest in peace.
Obituary for Vincent A. Cianci, Jr (Guest book)
Post a reply Message from david farias friend February 3, He loved his city and he loved his people. God Bless you and your family. We are all sad. We all lost a bright light. Amen Post a reply Message from Michelle listener for a long time February 3, I remember being a young girl hearing Buddy on the radio when I lived with my grandmother rest her soul and I continued to listen to him as I grew older. Your quick wit and relationship with Providence will never falter or be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Buddy. Post a reply Message from Michaela zarra My aunt worked for him for thirty years. Very nice man sorry to see him pass. What you did for Providence will never be forgotten.
Post a reply Message from Pat None February 3, You made this city a place I am proud to call my home. Rest is peace,Buddy, you have earned it. As our lord forgives all he called Buddy last Thursday as he had that special place ready for him in his dwelling place in heaven. Take comfort he is with his beloved daughter and his parents. May you know at his funeral mass Bishop Tobin will pardon all his sins with the ritual of the mass of Christian Burial. A quote to help console the grief Thessalonians 4: For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. Friend February 3, He was a great Mayor and will be missed by many. Anthony V Sauro Sr. Ciancy and my prayers are with your family. Prayers to the family. You were a special gift to the city of Providence and RI was lucky to have you!
Your legacy will live on, "Buddy". He mesmerized me from the time I was a child right til hearing of his death. He was such a superstar to me that he seemed untouchable and immortal. I thought I would always live with Buddy loving his city of Providence. Providence will always be Buddy's city to me as there has never been someone who took such pride in reviving and renewing this tiny state's capital city and giving this state a capital city to take pride in.
God Bless you Buddy see you again when I get there. Post a reply Message from a friend friend February 3, Post a reply Message from Martha Smith admirer February 3, He should have run for President, I would have voted for him! May he rest in peace Post a reply Message from Donna supporter February 4, We are truly sorry for your loss please know thoughts and prayers are with all of you threw this trying time.
He will never be forgotten. My family had many honors of pictures with him and seeing all that was accomplished over the years. Post a reply Message from doris cartwright friend February 4, P Buddy you were one of a kind,and will be greatly missed. Thank you for your years of service and for your love of providence!!! I only knew him through the news but I could tell he cared about what he did for the city of Providence.
I want to express my sadness that you lost your daughter Nichole and Buddy both in this past year. You never get over the loss of a child but you must find comfort knowing Buddy is with her in heaven.
I wish the best for everyone mourning the loss of Buddy. He was a real person with both good and bad traits.
Colorful ex-Providence Mayor Vincent 'Buddy' Cianci dies at 74 - POLITICO
That is what made him able to relate to others. He was such a gentleman! My deepest sympathy to your family god bless you Post a reply Message from Carl friend February 4, I'll never forget you,or the kindness,and warm heartedness you always you've shown to our city. God Bless you Vinny. And family Post a reply Message from bob rankin friendp8fms February 4, God Bless his soul. What a sweet determined spirit who walked with a smile each and every day.
He was a heart of Genuine Gold. We are so thankful for all the Great Works you have done We pray for strength during this shock of news God saw you getting tired and called you home to work in His vineyard.
Thank you for helping our Boys outs and the old churches in town May all of your works speak for you and your soul will never leave us. My condolences to your family. Mayor you were an incredible man whose love and passion for Providence knew no bounds.
You made the residents of Providence proud to like here. You will be missed and remembered for many years to come. Post a reply Message from david rochon friend February 4, You will always be remembered for this.
Post a reply Message from Kennycalise yahoo. Your passion for our great city of Providence will live in the hearts of all you have touched! Thank you for your vision and rest easy Mr Mayor! Post a reply Message from Lisa Old time friend February 4, I remember him from about 40 yrs ago when he use to give my dad tickets to the rides at the feast on federal hill No one can even come close to what he did for the city!!!!!
Post a reply February 4, You'll be missed Buddy. May perpetual light shine upon him Post a reply Message from Maria Supporter February 4, Mayor, Prince of Providence may you rest in eternal peace and know that you were loved my many.
Post a reply Message from Benita frind February 4, You're spirit lives always in our heart Post a reply Message from Irene Corsetti none February 4, Post a reply Message from Richard Iadevaia friend February 4, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Rest in Peace Buddy.
We never meant Buddy personally but we always had the feeling that if we needed his help in any way he would be there for us in a heart beat. Thank you for devoting your life to Providence it's beautiful mostly because of you. I think that was in Since I was the first and only female to gain such a position, he believed that to be newsworthy.
Buddy Cianci brought providence to life. Although he was a public figure, he always remembered your name and what was special about you.
Unbowed, Buddy Cianci is back loud and clear
Advertisement Except, he said, that police morale is low. And Cicilline is taking campaign money from city vendors and employees.
But that is not true of everyone who works at City Hall. He said he liked Cicilline but could not resist tuning in to Cianci. Cianci, however, does not come across as bitter. He looks as though he means it when he says this is the happiest time in his life - not only, he says, because he is no longer eating prison food and being counted by guards every couple of hours, but also because his hometown has welcomed him back so warmly.
His show is certainly not all about Cicilline, either. Last week, he could be heard lamenting the ever-earlier marketing of Christmas, jeering at the disappointing circulation numbers of his nemesis, the Providence Journal, and grilling the mayor of Cranston on whether he would support requiring police officers to undergo regular physical fitness testing as they age.
But his style remains the same. He arrives at the radio station each morning in a Lincoln Town Car, driven by his chauffeur. Cianci also employs an accountant and an executive assistant, also paid out of his pocket.