Walter Soucier Jr.
Nov 4, 1933 - Feb 14, 2017
Walter Soucier, Jr., 83, passed away February 14, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born November 4, 1933, in Frenchville, the son of Walter and Eva (Bouchard) Soucier. Walter enlisted in the US Navy in 1951 and was transferred to Norfolk, VA. He was a veteran of the Korean War and spent his days in the Navy on the USS Muliphen.
On October 8, 1955, he married the love of his life, Rita E. (Quimby) Soucier. Together they had five children, whom he adored: Elisa Wakefield, and Ralph, of King, NC, Brenda Currie and Stephen, of Enfield, Rhonda Soucier and Gary Buck, of Howland, Russell Soucier and Kim and Leslie Currie and Mike, all of Howland; four grandchildren, who called him "Bubbub": Brandon Soucier and Stacey, of Lowell, Courtney Soucier, of West Enfield, Gretchen Currie, of Eddington and Hannah Currie, of Hamden; a brother, Carlton Soucier; and a sister, Joan Cyr. He was predeceased by his brother, Roger and sister, Gladys.
Walter worked for 30 plus years at Great Northern Paper Co. He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 97 and was Post Commander for many years. He was also a member of the West Enfield VFW. He was a loving husband, kind father and gentle grandfather. He is going to be sadly missed by all who loved him. Many thanks go out to CHCS of Lincoln.
Special thanks to Jill Bouchard and Mike Corbin, who kindly cared for Walter in the past few months. Friends and family may visit from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in the spring, when a gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to CHCS-Lincoln or St. Leo's Catholic Church. Online condolences may be expressed at clayfuneralhome.com.