Fri, 11/11/2022 – 12:18
PAWTUCKET, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today on the passing of former Rhode Island Attorney General and Superior Court Judge Richard J. Israel, who will be laid to rest today at the age of 91.
“Judge Israel was a kind, thoughtful, and deeply caring person. I, and so many, have long been inspired by Judge Israel’s brilliant intellect, integrity, and long service to the people of Rhode Island. His exemplary tenure as Attorney General of Rhode Island and an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court were marked by dedication and fidelity to the law. Our community has lost a great man who will be deeply missed.”
“I was lucky enough to call Judge Israel a friend, and I will miss his wisdom, warmth, and friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Lana and his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. May his memory be a blessing.”