CITY OF WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2017

 

 

 

Rededication Ceremony of Bouley Field

 

 

The City of Woonsocket has announced a Rededication Ceremony for the Mayor Gerard J. Bouley Softball Field on Social Street, which will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The event will include a short speaking ceremony and feature exhibition ball games by the Senior Softball Leagues and a second game between the Woonsocket Police Department and the Woonsocket Fire Department.

 

Gerard J. Bouley was born June 20, 1928 in a strong Roman Catholic French-Canadian-American family.  After schooling in Woonsocket’s Catholic schools, he served as a Seaman First-Class in the United States Navy during World War II. Upon returning from the War, he began his own family and was deeply involved in his community.

 

Gerry believed that youth engaged in sports benefitted from teamwork, leadership, and adult example and would be less likely to get into trouble.  He was heavily involved in local youth sports programs as a coach and community guide.

 

Bouley served as a City Councilman from 1965 to 1975, serving as President of the Council for six years.  He was Mayor from 1975 to 1981.  He was Chief Clerk of the Providence County Court System at the time of his passing on March 1, 1986.

 

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt invites all to attend. “On behalf of the Mayor Gerard J. Bouley family, I warmly invite you to attend this rededication ceremony and enjoy a night at the ball field,” stated Mayor Baldelli-Hunt.

 

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