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2/21/2024 Sen. Frank Lombardo III, 1958-2024
It is with tremendous sadness that we learned this morning of the passing of our friend and colleague Frank Lombardo after a battle with bladder cancer. 
President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio said:
Our Senate family is heartbroken with the news that our friend and colleague Frank Lombardo passed away overnight. Frank was one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever had the good fortune to know.
He was a passionate and effective representative of his constituents, and he embodied the spirit of collegiality and service to which every member of the Senate aspires.
Frank’s dignity and courage in the face of illness was an inspiration to us all.
He was full of energy and adventure, living every moment of life to the fullest, from helicopter skiing to cross country motorcycle trips with his father. We are grateful to have shared part of that adventure with him.
First and foremost, Frank was devoted to his family. Our prayers are with his wife, Patricia, their children, Frank and Victoria, their grandchildren and their entire family.
Senate Majority Leader Ryan W. Pearson said:
Frank was not only a well-respected colleague but a dear friend. He never shied from giving tough feedback or challenging your thinking. That same spirit also extended to his adventurous hobbies where he challenged and beat me down every ski mountain he could complete with a lot of commentary about it.

For more information, contact:
Greg Pare, Director of Communications for the Senate
State House Room 112
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 276-5558