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Christopher Jude Jannitto

09/11/1962 - 10/01/2021

Christopher Jude Jannitto

09/11/1962 - 10/01/2021


Obituary For Christopher Jude Jannitto

Lieutenant Christopher J. Jannitto, 59 of Warren died Friday, October 1st at Hope Hospice Center after a brief battle with occupational cancer. Born in Cranston, he was a son of the late Frederick and Joan (Rene) Jannitto. He was the beloved husband of Megan Rossi-Jannitto. Chris lived most of his life in Warren but also lived in Lincoln and Bristol.
Chris was a member of the Providence Fire Department for 30 years. Before his death he was a Lieutenant on Engine 13. He had also belonged to Engines 8, 2 and 12 as well as the Special Hazards. His memberships included Providence Fire Fighters IAFF Local 799 where he served as an Executive Board Member for 10 years; Rhode Island Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums; International Association of Fire Fighters and the Warren Rod and Gun Club. Chris played hockey on the Providence Fire Departments team for several years. When he wasn’t saving lives, “Trigger” as he was known to his friends, enjoyed kayaking and paddleboarding on the Kickemuit River and spending time with his friends and family. He was an avid New York Yankees fan. His engaging personality, quick wit, and infectious smile will never be forgotten by those who were lucky enough to know him.
Besides his wife, he leaves behind his two daughters whom he adored, Niki and Samantha Jannitto; his brother Joseph F. Jannitto, A Battalion Chief also serving the Providence Fire Department and his wife Pamela; his niece Alicia Jannitto and his nephew Micheal Jannitto all of Bristol. He was also a brother of the late Sgt. Michael J. Jannitto.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren where family will receive friends, Sunday October 10, 2021, 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday October 11th in St Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren at 10am. Burial will be in St Mary of the Bay Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in honor of Lt. Jannitto to the National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation, PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or online at

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  • Joe, Megan, Sam, and Nikki, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Chris passed away . My condolences to the entire family. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Cousin, Ann Lanoue Merola

  • To the entire Jannitto Family, please accept my sincerest condolences on Lt Jannitto's passing. Chris was a wonderful man and a great Firefighter. It was truly an honor to serve with him and a privilege to be his Chief. Peace be with you all. Chief James Rattigan (PFD Ret)

  • Megan, I am so so sorry for your loss I know how much you adored one another, my heart is broken for you. I don't know any words that will help but I do know you are a strong lady. ❤️❤️❤️

  • My deepest sympathy to all of you. Chris had a contagious smile for everyone he came in contact with. He will surely be missed. All your special memories will keep him alive in your hearts forever.

  • Megan, Sam and Nikki - My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. He was such a wonderful man and will be very sorely missed. That smile - it will be in my heart forever. Love to all of you. Erin Blackman

  • Though I do not know you, thank you for your service, may your family and friends find peace.

  • I'm sorry for your loss my condolences are with you & your family

  • Chris was part of our lives for so many years... So many memories..... Loved his smile, his outlook on life.... Remember always....Just Living the Dream

  • It is never easy to lose a parent always remember he loved you and his love will carry you through life Rebecca Stvincent

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