Cianci to be laid in state at City Hall

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

Following his passing, arrangements have been made for former Providence Mayor and ABC6 Chief Political Analyst, Vincent "Buddy" Cianci.

Buddy will lie in state at Providence City Hall on February 6th and 7th from noon to 6 p.m.

His funeral is scheduled for Monday, February 8th, at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul at 10 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Saint Ann’s Cemetery in Cranston.

State flags will be lowered during the services, the announcement coming after Governor Gina Raimondo reversed her original decision not to.

On Friday, the governor said that after giving it more thought, the state would join the city of Providence out of respect for the office Buddy held, saying the state has paid similar tributes to other mayors in the past, including the late Johnston Mayor, William Macera.

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