A Message from the Town Administrator


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Administrator Kenneth Bianchi.



Obituary from Holt Funeral Home

Kenneth M. Bianchi


Kenneth M. Bianchi, 70, of Blackstone, and formerly of North Smithfield, passed away June 24, 2024, at home.

He was the husband of Brenda Bianchi, whom he married Sept. 19, 1983. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Reno J. and Lorraine (Belanger) Bianchi.


Kenneth spent much of his life in public service. He was town council chair of North Smithfield, and later was elected and served as Town Administrator for many years. He was Executive Director of the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority. He would later serve as Town Administrator of Blackstone, Mass., for years until he retired.


He was involved in giving back to the local and global community. He served as Treasurer of the John H. Chafee Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor, was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the board of directors of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association, and many other organizations.


Along with his wife, Brenda, he is survived by his children, Andrew N. Bianchi of Blackstone and Leah Sandy, her husband, Phillip, and their son, Casey, of Waltham, Mass.; and his sister, Linda Bianchi-Burlison, and her husband, Harold, of Entwell, N.Y.; and his cockapoo, Sonny.


He will forever be remembered by family and friends as a man who helped all those in need, bringing a burst of energy to any room, and was genuine with all who he met.


His funeral was held Friday, June 28, 2024, and Burial was private.

Please keep the Bianchi Family in your thoughts and prayers.

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