Detective Joseph V. Fortuna – Cranston Police

Det. Joe Fortuna
Appointed Feb. 26, 1951

     With deep sadness, the CPDRA announces the death of its member Joseph V. Fortuna, 77, of Park Forest Road in Cranston. He was the husband of Jeanette (DiLibero) Fortuna. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Fortuna, Joe had resided in Cranston for the past 50 years. He was employed as a police officer for the Cranston Police Department, retiring as a detective after 35 years of service. After retiring, he was employed by the city as a truant officer for 15 years. Besides his wife he leaves a son, Edward Fortuna of Cranston. He was the father of the late Joseph V. Fortuna Jr., and brother of the late Rose Chadronet, Jennie Fontaine and Al Fortuna.  Rest in Peace.