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“Leslie, Dolores, Susie and family: So sorry to hear of the loss of our friend and your loved one. Jimmy is in our thoughts and prayers. He will...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Dolores and Andy Noronha - RI

“Sorry for your loss. Randy. And Pauline Vargas and family ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I send my sincerest Condolences and sympathy to the DeCastro family.I have known James and his family for many years and you couldn't meet a more...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Stephen Rappoport - RI - Friend

“Leslie I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. May he Rest In Peace. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Ann Sousa - Venice, FL

“My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. Sheriff DeCastro helped me recognize my abilities and it brought me forward. His...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to you and your family. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Kris (Medeiros) Foster

“Leslie,I am so sorry for your loss - the sudden passing of Jim, I know is devastating. May your cherished memories together provide you and your...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Dimitri - Providence, RI

“Jim you will forever hold a special place in my heart ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Deb Clark - Bristol, RI

“Thoughts and Prayers to the family. R.I.P. God Bless ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Al Germano

“So sorry for your loss. I wouldn't be where I am today if not for Jim's help. It's was an honor knowing him and working For him. May he Rest In...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Chris Sandbach - Cranston, RI

“So very sorry for your loss, Leslie, Kara, Jimmy, Cindy, Susan, and Aunt Del - I am stunned at his passing! May your memories sustain you and fill...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Day - Family

“Leslie, Kara, James, Mrs. DeCastro & Family,My family & I would like to express our sincere sympathy to you all during this most difficult time. I...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Elise Falvo - Riverside, RI

“God Bless all of you in this time Jim will always be missed ,the Lord has him now with Uncle joe and the rest of the family....Love cousin Scott.....Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Scott DeCastro - Exeter, RI

“I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with all of you at this very difficult time. Love from the Anania Family. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Anania - Bristol, RI

“Leslie im so sorry for your loss. My Sincerest condolences to You & Your Family! ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Roy Green - Clearwater, FL

“lESLIE AND FAMILYSO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. JIMMY TOUCHED MANY HEARTS AND HE'LL BE MISSED BY MANY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AT THIS...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Emma Sandbach - Friend

“Left us too soon, My condolences to the family. RIP James ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Joseph Tavares - Bristol, RI

“To Leslie and family,It was truly a pleasure working for Chief DeCastro. He was a gentleman and worked very diligently for the deputies with the...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Newsham - Cranston, RI

“sheriff, may you rest in peace. Chief Macari. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Joann Macari - North providence, RI


James P. DeCastro, 63, of Bristol passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was the husband of Leslie (Cardoza) DeCastro for 31 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of Dolores (Vargas) DeCastro and the late Joseph DeCastro.
James was a graduate of De La Salle Academy and an avid fan of NHRA Drag Racing. Early in life, he was a business owner in Bristol and member of the Newport Lions Club. He served the State of RI as President of the RI Association of Democratic City & Town Chairs, State Committee Executive Board, and was the State of Rhode Island's first Executive High Sheriff. He served the town of Bristol as the Bristol Democrat Town Committee Chairman and was the last Bristol County Sheriff in state history.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his sisters Cynthia A. Singman and Susan M. DeCastro; daughter Kara A. Estrella and her husband Thomas; son James P. DeCastro Jr. and his fiancé Camblin Reyes and grandchildren Cole J. Estrella and Kenzie J. Estrella.
His funeral services will be held Friday, June 23rd 9 AM from the George C. Lima Funeral Home, 367 High Street, Bristol with a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 AM at Holy Angels Church 341 Maple Ave, Barrington. Burial will follow in Santa Maria Del Campo Cemetery, Barrington. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy St, Providence RI 02905 or the Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 775, Bristol RI 02809.

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