Gaston “Gus” Bertrand Soucy, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 2nd at his home in Colchester. Born in Magog, Quebec, Canada on October 10, 1937, he was a son of the late Maurice & Antonine Soucy.
On October 10, 1959, Gus married the great love of his life, Claudette (Caron); the couple made their home and raised their family in Colchester. Gus was a hard worker and “jack of all trades" in construction. He started working at a young age picking tobacco and smoking it. He also spent time as a lumberjack.
“Weeeellll” first he would not like all this attention. Gus enjoyed an intense game of horseshoes, spending times outdoors whether it be camping, boating or fishing. He grew up playing and watching baseball and hockey. He loved playing catch with his children. As he aged, his “little tigers” (grandchildren) became his first love. He would happily be the first person to pull a prank on someone and just exclaim “goooollee" when he got caught. He was known to play cards by his own rules and being silly when the game became too serious.
Gus will be missed but always remembered with love by his children & their spouses, Diane (Timothy) Sweeney of Moodus, Louise (Todd) Judy of Denton TX, Bertrand (Claudette) Soucy of Orange, MA, Liliane (Ronald) Brothers of Port St. Lucie, FL, Rock Soucy of Colchester, Denise Soucy of Middletown, Leon (Christopher) Soucy of Essex, England, and Marianne Soucy of Salem; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 15 surviving siblings & their spouses, 4 brothers Rene, Jean-Maurice,Wilfred, and Roger, and 11 sisters Yvonne,Theresa, Fernande, Aline, Anne-Marie, Lisa, Francine, Paulette, Noella, Helene, Danielle and numerous extended family members & friends. Gus was predeceased by his beloved wife, Claudette; his great grandson, Lee Vincent; his brother Marcel; and 2 of his sisters, Rita & Annette. .
Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 9th from 4-7pm at Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. On Saturday, October 10th at 10am, a funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave, Colchester. Those wishing to attend should meet directly at the church. Immediately following mass, Gus will be laid to rest in the New St. Andrew Cemetery, Gillettes Lane, Colchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics www.give.specialolympics.org For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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