Joseph R. Paolino Sr. en R.I.P. Joseph R. Paolino Sr., Providence real estate legend <p>Joseph R. Paolino Sr., a prominent Rhode Island real estate dealer and developer for more than a half century and the father of former Providence mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., died today after a battle with cancer. He was 83.</p><p>A lifelong Providence resident, Paolino, president of&nbsp; Paolino Properties,&nbsp; started in the real estate business at age 17, while still a student at Providence College. During the 1960s, he owned and managed Crescent Park, the iconic East Providence amusement park.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:41:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 8600 at