Saturday, June 03, 2006

Peter Pastore RIP

Cranston lost a good and young man this week. Peter Pastore, who served on the Cranston City Council, and was President of the Council on two separate occasions, passed away suddenly on Thursday at the age of 47. He leaves behind a beautiful and intelligent wife, Dr. Louise DiChiara Pastore, and three children from ages 8 to 1.

Peter was a Democrat, but his views and lifestyle were more Republican. He put his family above politics, and left the city council several years ago, concentrating on his young family and his job. He was pro-family, pro-life, and his record in the council was mainly one of a fiscal conservative who tried to hold the tax rate down while being fiscally responsible about spending.

On several occasions, Peter was the Democrats' hoped for mayoral candidate, but he put his family first and did not run. Though he was recently giving consideration to a return to politics, it was to be at a lower level, allowing time for his priority on his family.

Cranston lost one of its hall of famers, and a true public servant. Our deepest condolences to the entire Pastore family.

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