MADAWASKA - Robert Roland Soucy, 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at a Madawaska health care facility after a brief illness. He was born to Albenie and Alvina (Berube) Soucy on November 12, 1938, in Baker Brook, New Brunswick.
He was married on July 29, 1961, to Cecile Cyr in St. Basile, New Brunswick. Robert and Cecile settled down in Caribou, Maine a few years after marrying, raised their family there and stayed for 50 years before moving to Madawaska in 2011. Robert was employed at Harmon and Son's auto body shop in Caribou. He then worked many years for the Pinkham Lumber Company in Ashland, but his most rewarding work came with the ownership of Soucy Saw Service in Caribou. His clients called him "the doctor" because he could fix anything with a small engine or a chain. This was an accomplishment he was most proud of. In addition to being a skilled mechanic, he loved to play guitar, was a devoted fan of the Montreal Canadians hockey team and always had an eye for classic cars.
Robert was predeceased by his wife, Cecile, in December, 2014. He was also predeceased by his parents, a brother, two sisters, and seven brothers-in-law.
He is survived by his five children, Louise and her husband, Jim Geary of Southwest Harbor, Carol and her husband, Kent McKay of Presque Isle, Patty and her husband, Greg Jensen of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Bobby and his wife, Sarah Rubin of Portland and Ryan and his wife, Aimee of South Windsor, Connecticut; his eight grandchildren, Maeve and Teddy Geary of Southwest Harbor, Erika and Colin McKay of Presque Isle, Hunter Jensen of Apple Valley, MN, George Soucy of Portland and Kyra and Brendan Soucy of South Windsor, CT.
He is also survived by nine sisters, Therese Mercure, Claudette Dube, Gaetane Collin, Ghislaine Cyr, Gisele Soucy, Ginette Landry, Nicole Boutot, Suzanne LaPlante, Sylvie Soucy; two brothers, Donald Soucy and Daniel Soucy; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, his wife's extended family, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Family and friends may offer their condolences from 9am until 9:45am at Lajoie Funeral Home on Saturday before the Mass. Interment will take place in St. Basile, NB. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com