Gilbert Adam Soucy, Sr., age 72, of Andover, passed away after a brief illness on February 29, 2020 with his beloved family by his side. Born in Hartford on February 25, 1948, he was a son of the late Gilbert J. and Elizabeth (St. Pierre) Soucy. He graduated from Hartford High School and went on to earn a vocational degree at Prince Tech. Gil utilized his education to attain a long and successful career as a printer. He married his beloved wife Joaneen Meli on April 19, 1969. The couple made their home in Andover where they raised their family and contributed to their community by volunteering as co-directors and founders of the Andover Food Pantry. He was also a member of the First Congregational Church of Andover. Gil was an avid outdoorsman. He loved nature, fishing and hunting. He was a lifetime member of the Windham Fish and Game Club, where he leaves behind many beloved friends. Gil will be remembered by those who knew him well as a kind and gentle soul, with a great sense of humor, and as someone who would do anything to help another in need. Most importantly, he will be remembered by his family as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and best friend of nearly 51 years, Joaneen; children, Julie and her husband Patrick Hurley of Southridge, MA, Karen Nieves of Colchester, Gilbert Soucy, Jr. of Andover, Daniel and his wife Jennifer of Mansfield; a brother, Sandy and his wife Judy Soucy; a sister-in-law, Kan Nan Soucy; nine grandchildren, Vanessa, Amanda, Justin, Alexis, Devon, Charleigh, Jeffrey, Adam, Lucas; his dog Sadie; and numerous extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son-in-law, Richy Nieves, a brother, Harold Soucy, and a sister, Betty Ann Milbrandt. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 6th from 5 – 7 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 10:30 am, directly at the First Congregational Church of Andover, 359 Route 6, Andover, CT. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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