CRANSTON, RI – Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement on the
passing of Frank J. Montanaro Sr., 82, a former president of the Rhode Island
AFL-CIO and firefighter in the Cranston Fire Department:

“I am deeply saddened by Frank’s passing, but grateful for his many years of
friendship, support, and counsel.

“He was a powerful, passionate advocate for working men and women.

“Frank was a man of action. His service as a firefighter, labor leader, and
advocate for the interests of workers made a tremendous impact on Rhode Island.

“We send our deepest condolences to the entire Montanaro family.”