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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-25-2020

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 CAMPAIGN / OBITUARIES 11 Shirley A. Brunelle Shirley A. (Murray) Brunelle, 67, of Woonsocket, passed away peace- fully on June 17 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the lov- ing wife of Roger Brunelle. Born Nov. 18, 1952, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Rena (Fournier) Murray. Shirley enjoyed playing bingo, mak- ing picture puzzles, but most of all, spending time with her family. Besides her husband, she is sur- vived by two sons, Jason Brunelle of Woonsocket, and Erick Brunelle of Maine; a brother, John, and his wife, Olympia, of Arizona; and two sisters, Pat Limburg, and Terri and her hus- band, Walter LaCroix, of Woonsocket. She was the loving grandmother to six grandchildren, Braydon, Shawn, Alisha, Ava, Tyler and Jacob. She was predeceased by two sons, Glen Boucher and Roger Brunelle Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at All Saints Parish, 323 Rathbun St., Woonsocket. Burial will be pri- vate. For those attending the Mass, facial masks and social distancing is required. Visit www.kubaskafuneralhome. com. BRUNELLE OBITUARY dealing with the pandemic, health care, our econ- omy, energy policy, the environment, the climate crisis and especially our sense of place." Roselli was a leading member in the fight against the Invenergy power plant and has been active in the statewide environmental movement and other volunteer efforts. He said in a press release he wants to focus on changes to health care, energy efficiency, the destruction of natural resources and reducing tax burdens for individuals and small businesses in the wake of COVID-19. "I look at all these issues with a holistic approach. Burrillville, Glocester and North Smithfield are places I know well as I have worked with many in the environmental and business community for many years. In these challenging times, we need a voice as today we don't have one. We need someone who will bring unity while at the same time working to change the status quo," he said. Roselli previously ran for the seat in 2018 but lost in the Democratic primary to Kevin Heitke. Simpkins to run for Town Council NORTH SMITHFIELD – Christopher Simpkins, a resident of Mattity Road, declared his candidacy this week for North Smithfield Town Council. Simpkins, a political newcomer, said in a press release he hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the coun- cil on issues like solar development, community spaces, education and public safety. "I'm running to represent the aver- age person who hasn't spent years entrenched in local politics," he said. "People are frustrated by what they see and they often feel shut out of the process. I want to encourage more open dialogue, not only for the vot- ers but among the various boards in town. We need more transparent, col- laborative, and proactive discussions about issues." This will be his first time running for local office. Simpkins, a soft- ware developer, moved to North Smithfield in 2015 along with his wife, Deirdre, and two sons. He is a leader with Cub Scout Pack 7 Slatersville, a baseball coach and a volunteer at several nearby theaters. Simpkins said he's been disappoint- ed by a number of recent decisions and is disturbed by the way voices have been shut down or made to feel unwelcome. "Our town is full of passionate volunteers and residents at all levels. These are people dedicating their time and energy to making our town a better place. Even when we don't agree, we need to welcome these voices and listen, respectfully, and consider what they're saying," he said. "This is new to me. 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