PROVIDENCE, RI - U.S. Senator Jack Reed today issued the following statement on the passing of former Rhode Island First Lady Sue Carcieri:

“Sue Carcieri was a dedicated mother, grandmother, wife, First Lady, teacher, cancer survivor, and citizen.  She contributed her time and talents to many causes and helped make Rhode Island a better place.  We are deeply saddened by her passing and extend our heartfelt sympathies to Governor Carcieri and their children and grandchildren, who were the light of her life.”