Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College was saddened to learn of the passing of Southern New England icon Nick Cardi of Cardi’s Furniture on Friday. His family announced that Cardi, who was 71, lost a four-year battle with cancer this afternoon.
Cardi’s Furniture is a longtime sponsor of Rhode Island College athletics and sports in Rhode Island.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of Nick’s passing,” RIC Director of Athletics Don Tencher said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Nick, along with his brothers Ron and Pete, have been supportive of athletics in Rhode Island for many years and I’ve known them for over 35 years. It is a great loss for everyone in the state.”