Arthur Francis Soucy, Jr. "Art", 83, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2019 at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH after battling myasthenia gravis and cancer.
Born in Nashua, NH on January 18, 1936 he was the son of Arthur Francis Soucy, Sr. and Marguerite Adele (Gagnon) Soucy Boldini. He attended Wilton and Manchester grade schools and graduated from Bishop Brady High School, Class of 1954.
On January 18, 1955 he enlisted in the United States Navy serving until 1958. He was a corpsman attached to the 3rd US Marine Division in Okinawa; the Philippines and off the coast of Lebanon. He also worked at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital administering chest X-rays and hearing tests. He was a proud American and a proud veteran.
Arthur (under the GI bill) graduated from Hesser Business College in 1961, studying accounting and business administration. He also attended Northeastern University in Boston. He was a Chief Financial Officer for medium sized manufacturing companies in NH and MA. He was a driver for Flightline Limousine Service for 3 years and retired in 1999.
December 31, 1979 was his first date with Gail Boutelle. On October 23, 1982 he married Gail the love of his life, and they had a wonderful, loving, happy marriage and 40 year life together. They took many road trips and enjoyed camping, dances, bowling and socializing with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan, especially "the fights", MMA, Red Sox, Patriots and also enjoyed college sports.
After retiring they donated furniture and furnishings to charity, hitched up their new 35' fifth wheel travel trailer to their ¾ ton diesel pick-up truck and toured our beautiful country for 6 years. They wintered in Georgia, Texas on Matagorda Bay on the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. Some summers were spent in NH as well as touring the country and visiting numerous places of interest. Many new friendships were made and they still keep in touch to this day. Arthur also loves playing poker and cribbage.
After looking all over the country for the place to settle down, they came back to NH and settled in Epping. He enjoyed sitting on the porch and enjoyed the birds, little critters and nature. He was a quiet, humble, honest compassionate man, always lending a helping hand—a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and loyal friend. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He loved babies, children and his family very much.
He was predeceased by his father, Arthur F. Soucy, Sr., his mother, Marguerite Adele Gagnon Soucy Boldini, many uncles, aunts, cousins and their beloved 9 year old basset hound, Alphonse Hermus Soucy loyal and loving "child" of the family.
Family members include his wife of 36 years, Gail Boutelle Soucy, his daughter, Cheryl A Merriam of Middleboro, MA, his son, Arthur F. Soucy III, his wife, Rachel of E. Taunton, MA, his daughter, Denise M. Soucy, her wife, Patti DePew of Marshfield, MA; grandchildren, Andrew R. Soucy of Taunton, MA, Marina L. Donahue, her husband, Adam Donahue of E. Taunton, MA, Shawn A Merriam of Milford, NH, and Kelsey N. Merriam of Palm Desert, CA., his sisters, Corinne Scarlett of Manchester, NH, Suzanne Scarlett, her husband, Andre of Deltona, FL, Marguerite Girard of Deerfield, NH, and many cousins.
Services: There are no funeral services or calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Park Dr., Manchester, NH 03109 or the charity of one's choice.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to countless prayer wariers here and across the country for their diligence in praying for Art during his illness.
Brewitt Funeral and Cremation Services of Epping, NH is in charge of arrangements.
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