Derek P. Jordan - North Smithfield

Derek P. Jordan - North Smithfield

Derek P. Jordan, 40, of North Smithfield, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Jeannette I. (Gervais) Houle of Lincoln.

Derek was a 1992 graduate of North Smithfield High School and attended Mt. St. Charles Academy. He graduated with honors from New England Technical Institute with his electrician’s degree, and had attended Roger Williams University. He went on to become a licensed electrician in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts and worked with many area businesses.

Derek was a soldier of the cycle and a trained combat medic in the Army National Guard where he served for six years. He was involved with North Stars Hockey, Woonsocket. Derek played hockey, baseball and soccer for North Smithfield Youth Sports, North Smithfield High School and Mt. St. Charles Academy, and played soccer for the North Smithfield Youth Sports All Star team.

He played both the piano and trombone. Derek enjoyed skating, snowboarding, paddle boarding and loved fixing things. His greatest joy was his daughter and his dog, Molly.

Besides his mother, Jeannette, he leaves his wife, Stacey Murphy-Jordan of North Smithfield; his daughter, Alexandra M. Jordan of North Smithfield; his brother, Michael Jordan and his wife Stephanie of North Smithfield; his sister, Michelle Jordan of Woonsocket; his aunts, Jeanne Deeming and Pauline Sionni; his cousins, Nicole Giguere, Toni-Marie Carnevale, Katie Stines and Peter Emmons; and his wife's father, George Murphy.

His funeral was held Wednesday, February 4, 2015, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St., Slatersville. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Calling hours were Tuesday from 4-7 P.M. in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket.

In lieu of flowers, please visit All donations made to the Derek P. Jordan Scholarship Fund will benefit Derek’s daughter, Alexandra M. Jordan.