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Focus on Faith: Former policeman to continue serving others as deacon

Richard “Rit” Dicaprio is a former police officer in Schenectady who is in the process of becoming a Roman Catholic deacon. Here he is seen with family at his home in Schenectady, from left: son Joe DiCaprio, “Rit,” grandson Jacob DiCaprio, 5; Rit’s wife, Linda DiCaprio; grandson Connor Reynolds, 3; granddaughter Grace DiCaprio, 8; grandson William DiCaprio, 3, and daughter-in-law Laurie DiCaprio.
Richard “Rit” Dicaprio is a former police officer in Schenectady who is in the process of becoming a Roman Catholic deacon. Here he is seen with family at his home in Schenectady, from left: son Joe DiCaprio, “Rit,” grandson Jacob DiCaprio, 5; Rit’s wife, Linda DiCaprio; grandson Connor Reynolds, 3; granddaughter Grace DiCaprio, 8; grandson William DiCaprio, 3, and daughter-in-law Laurie DiCaprio.
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In May of 2013, if all goes as expected, Richard DiCaprio will become a deacon somewhere in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. It’s been a long time since he started down this path — he began the deaconate program back in 2002 — but in reality he has been on this journey even longer. A standout high-school football player at Mont Pleasant and the University of Maryland and a member of the Schenectady police ...


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