Detective Christopher D’Ambrosio – Cranston Police


Off. Chris D'Ambrosio

Christopher D’Ambrosio

     Detective Christopher D’Ambrosio passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020.  He was the husband of Myrna (Rodyn) D’Ambrosio for 26 years.   He was a son of the late Christino and Helen (Caron) D’Ambrosio.   Besides his wife he leaves his two sons, Christopher R. D’Ambrosio, Jr., and Thomas M. D’Ambrosio, two step children, Michael D. Indell, and Lori B. (Indell) McCreavy, his two brothers Kenneth and Steven, and five grandchildren.   

     Chris joined the CPD in 1966 and retired as a detective in 1988.  During his career he’d worked on the Attorney General’s Special Task Force on White Collar Crime.  After leaving the department he began a new career as a teacher at North Kingstown High School where he taught American and World Literature, English Composition, and Drama and Film.  He also taught Criminal Justice, and English at Rhode Island College and CCRI,  and worked part-time for the Guidance Department at LaSalle  counseling students with emotional and drug related problems.   He also lectured in undergraduate classes and professional seminars on Criminal Justice.  During both of his careers, he wrote several human interest articles and opinion pieces which appeared in the Providence Journal.   

     Rest in peace our brother.