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Governor declares 3 days of mourning for retired Supreme Court Justice Alonso

Former Puerto Rico Supreme Court Associate Justice Rafael Alonso Alonso

By The Star Staff

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia has declared three days of mourning for former Puerto Rico Supreme Court Associate Justice Rafael Alonso Alonso, who died Friday at age 82.

“We deeply regret the departure of the honorable Rafael Alonso Alonso, who was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico from his appointment in 1985 until his retirement in July 1995,” Pierluisi said Sunday. “To all his family and loved ones, my most sincere condolences and prayers for his eternal rest.”

Alonso Alonso also stood out as director of the Graduate School of Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico, and of the Advanced Legal Studies Program at Catholic University of Puerto Rico. In May 1985 he was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a position he held until his retirement on July 14, 1995.

The flags of all public agencies and facilities in Puerto Rico will fly at half-staff starting today through Wednesday.

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