In Memory Of Joseph R. Marciano, Private (Call or volunteer)


3.6.2002 00:05

JOSEPH R. MARCIANO JR. - North Providence

JOSEPH R. MARCIANO JR., 64, of Vineland Avenue, Johnston's chief building official, died Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.

He was the companion of Marie A. (Cambia) Cedroni of North Providence; they had been companions for 31 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph R. Marciano Sr. and Josephine (Jannetta) Marciano, he was a lifelong resident of North Providence.

A graduate of North Providence High School, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, he had also studied at the University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University .

Mr. Marciano had been the chief building official for the Town of Johnston for the past four years.

He previously had been self-employed as a certified building inspector and code-enforcement officer; had been the project manager for the Towns of North Providence and Lincoln and the City of East Providence; had been the chief of inspections for the state Building Commission; and had been the chief of inspection, zoning officer and supervisor of minimum housing for the Town of North Providence. He also had worked as the assistant physical-plant director at Rhode Island College.

Mr. Marciano was a member and past chairman of the state Fire Code Commission. He was a life member of the Marieville Fire Department.

Active in local politics, he had been a member of the North Providence Democratic Town Committee for 30 years.

Besides his companion, he leaves two sons, Joseph R. Marciano of North Providence and Kenneth D. Marciano of Johnston; two stepsons, Gary J. and Steven C. Cedroni, and a brother, Anthony R. Marciano Sr., all of North Providence; and a granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1081 Mineral Spring Ave. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Created:  8 March 2002

Last modified on:  30 September 2002