Armand R. Soucy (86) died peacefully following an extended illness on June 4, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Goffstown to Lionel and Beatrice (Petit) Soucy and lived in Manchester most of his life before moving to Goffstown where he spent his final years.
Armand was a graduate of Ste. Marie High School, class of 1954 and the New England Institute of Mortuary Science in 1960. He then worked for the Letendre and Phaneuf Funeral Homes for many years and retired from the City of Manchester Parks and Recreation Department with 25 years of service. After retirement, he worked at St. Peter’s Day Care where he was affectionately known as Mr. Armand.
He was a dedicated volunteer with many organizations that were dear to his heart including 27 years with The Saint Vincent De Paul Society. He was also a cherished Emergency Room volunteer at Catholic Medical Center for over 30 years and amassed over 8,200 volunteer hours. He was honored as a Catholic Medical Center Volunteer of the Year and also received the 2016 Hillsborough County John D. Vaughan Award in recognition of his leadership and volunteer services. During the award ceremony, presided by Governor Maggie Hasson, he was acknowledged for “A lifetime of service beginning over 40 years ago with scouting, little league, jamborees and batting practice. Armand continues to serve the needs of the poor, the elderly and homebound, and the homeless, treating everyone with dignity and concern.”
Armand leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Jeannette (Nadeau) Soucy along with his children Jacqui McGettigan and her husband Kevin McGettigan, Dennis Soucy, and Tim Soucy and his wife Sue Soucy. Also grieving his loss are his grandchildren who were the joys of his life and include Patrick McGettigan and his husband Elliott Glass, Kelsey McGettigan and fiancé Dan Leyden, Sarah Perzentz and husband Ricky Perzentz and Kaitlin Soucy as well as his great grandson Kit McGettigan Glass. Armand was one of four siblings and has a surviving sister Lucille (Soucy) Boucher along with many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Armand was predeceased by his parents and two sisters Anita (Soucy) Mitchell and Lorriane (Soucy) Remillard.
Armand will be remembered for his generous spirit, his beautiful smile, his years of brining joy to many and the love he shared with his family and friends.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be Sunday June 11th from 1 to 4 pm at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday June 12th at 10 am at Ste. Marie’s Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester, followed by committal prayers at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Masuoleum, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to The St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o Ste. Marie Parish, 133 Wayne St., Manchester, NH 03102 or to Catholic Medical Center, Philanthropy Department. 100 McGregor St., Manchester, NH 03102.