Jacques E. Staelen Jr. - Woonsocket

Jacques E. Staelen Jr. - Woonsocket

Jacques E. Staelen Jr., 63, of Highland Street, died March 3, 2015, in Kindred Boston North Shore Hospital, Peabody, Mass.

He was the husband of Lorraine R. (Harnois) Staelen whom he married July 16, 1994. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Andree (DuBois) Staelen of North Smithfield and the late Jacques E. Staelen.

A 1969 graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy, where he was the recipient of the All Mountie Award, and a 1973 graduate of Marquette University, Mr. Staelen was the vice president of Sport Systems Custom Bag Corp., Woonsocket. Jacques was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Woonsocket, and was a volunteer for its parish festival.

He also was very active with the Boy Scouts, having earned the Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Beaver Award; serving as an assistant scoutmaster; overseeing the consolidation of the Thundermist and Blackstone Valley Districts; serving as District Chair Thundermist; serving as District Chair of Thunder Valley; a member of the Executive Board for the Narragansett Council and the Northeast Region; and a member of the Narragansett Council Fleur-de-lis Club. Additionally, he had been a member of the Jaycees and the Napoleon Club.

Besides his wife Lorraine and mother, Andree, he is survived by his brother, Marc Staelen and his wife Claire of North Smithfield; his sister, Nicole DeYoung and her husband Eric of Chapin, S.C.; and his nieces and nephew, Dr. Kristen DeYoung Pitts, Evan DeYoung, Danielle and Sophie Staelen and Gabrielle Harnois.

His funeral will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 9 A.M. from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 314 Wrentham Road, Bellingham, Mass. Calling hours are Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Narragansett Council, BSA, P.O. Box 14777, East Providence, RI 02914-0777 and American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.