October 22nd, 2014
Sarah T. Blakely
WOONSOCKET - Sarah T. Blakely, 82, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the former wife of the late Roy F. Blakely, Sr. Born in Cambridge, MA, Sarah was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Russell) Curran.
Sarah was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was the most important thing in the world to her. Sarah had also worked as a telephone operator and for the Boston Edison for many years. She later worked for the Woonsocket Housing Authority, retiring in 2007.
Jocelyn M. Bachand
WOONSOCKET - Jocelyn M. Bachand, 74, of Park Ave. died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the Elmhurst Extended Care facility with her family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Henri and Alice (Mongeon) Bachand.
Jocelyn graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in l962. She worked for various hospitals in the area, one of them being Fatima Hospital where she worked the longest. She worked as a registered nurse for 35 years prior to retiring.
WOONSOCKET – There’s a need for a new boys’ basketball head coach at Woonsocket High after Kyle Ivey-Jones has decided to pursue a new opportunity in the sport.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue investigations of complaints against Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and two city councilmen.
Baldelli-Hunt was accused by former City Council President John Ward of violating the nepotism section of the Code of Ethics by hiring her 16-year-old son and members of his baseball team for part-time jobs with the cityâ€™s Public Works Department doing clean-up work such as sweeping sidewalks. The openings, which paid $10 an hour, were not advertised to the general public.
Joseph R. Gagne
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Joseph R. Gagne 26, of North Smithfield RI, went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2014.
He was born in Portland ME., the loving son to Dennis & Cynthia (Marquis) Gagne with whom he lived.
Joseph enjoyed the outdoors, four wheeling, and especially spending time with his family.
Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Aimee Benoit of Woonsocket, Becky Gagne of Buxton ME and Julie Gagne of Grey ME, his maternal grandparents, Roland Joseph & Mary Marquis. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - David Nelligan, 56, of Woonsocket Hill Rd., died October 19, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Leslie (Gouin) Nelligan whom he married June 18, 1988. Born in Plymouth, MA, he was the son of the late Edward R. and Lillian A. (Travers) Nelligan.
Mr. Nelligan was the owner and operator of Nelligan Trucking, North Smithfield. Dave loved boating, the ocean and especially his family.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Local residents and educators once again called on the City Council Monday night to take action against a proposed 400-student mayoral academy charter school in the city, but only gained a tabling of the matter to a future work session.
City Council members Christopher Beauchamp led the move to table a council resolution instructing Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt to withdraw her name and support from the proposed school that ended the panelâ€™s discussion Monday evening on a 4-3 vote.
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles will conduct a town-hall forum that centers on sportsmanship, leadership and honorable competition in youth sports on Monday, November 3. The event, which is called “The Way You Play Matters,” runs from 7-8:15 p.m. and take place inside school’s gymnasium, located on 800 Logee Street.
Albert D. Desrosiers
WOONSOCKET - Albert D. Desrosiers 83, of Birch St. died Wednesday, October 15th at the Philip Hulitar Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Alma (Turcotte) Desrosiers. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Delphis and Simone (Leduc) Desrosiers.
Albert worked for several area construction companies for many years. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.