Greater City Providence

RINPR: R.I.P. Joseph R. Paolino Sr., Providence real estate legend

Joseph R. Paolino Sr., a prominent Rhode Island real estate dealer and developer for more than a half century and the father of former Providence mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., died today after a battle with cancer. He was 83.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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  • Well the real estate side will go on. Condolences to the Paolino’s though.

    I recall meeting Joe Jr. back a few years ago when we had to get an easement to run coax into a building we had offices in that was owned by the company.

    Turns out I know his secretary from 20 years ago when I worked at my buddies software company in Foster, RI.

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