Detective Captain John F. Smith, Jr. – Cranston Police

Det. Captain John F. Smith, Jr.

    DET. CAPTAIN  JOHN F. SMITH JR. RET. 83, died peacefully May 21, 2022. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John F. and Mary (Williams) Smith. John was a retired captain of the Cranston Police Department where he served for 33 years. He was also lieutenant of the detective division for 12 years, the juvenile division for 4 years, the combined operations unit and the honor guard. He received a medal of valor during his time working as a police detective. He also served a short time in the Marine Corps., and 4 years in the Marine Reserves. He is survived by his wife Deborah DeCiccio Smith to whom he was married for 38 years. He leaves 3 children, John of West Warwick, Neil and Donna Lynn both of Sarasota Florida. He also leaves his grandchildren Kerri, Sarah, Jon, to whom he was very proud and great grandchildren Daniel, Gianna, Kenneth, Annabelle, Julianna, and Emma. John was a very active member of his community and was very proud of his Irish heritage.  He was past president of the RI Police Officers Emerald Society, a member of The RI Fraud Investigators Association, the RI Commissioned Police Officers Association, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Warwick Division 1, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Sons of Irish Kings, and the Pawtuxet Athletic Club of Cranston. We will always remember John for his funny stories, quick wit, and sense of humor. 

     Burial will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston.

     Rest in peace our brother. 

John Smith on left.
Jay Fitzgerald on right.

Capt. John F. Smith, Jr.