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BANGOR-- Dennis Donald Soucy, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was born in Bangor on August 7, 1930, the son of Frank and Mary Veilleux Soucy. He graduated from John Bapst High School in 1948. He worked as a salesman with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company before starting his own business, Dennis 'Don' Soucy Real Estate and Insurance. Deeply committed to the welfare and advancement of his community, Don served six terms on the Bangor City Council, holding the post of Mayor for three terms. A faithful lifelong communicant of St. John's Church, he was a founding member of the St. John's Credit Union, later to become the Bangor Federal Credit Union, serving as President from the Credit Union's inception in 1956 until his retirement in 2008.
Don was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Trustees for John Bapst High School and on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities and for The Bangor Housing Authority. He was instrumental in bringing The Penobscot Job Corps to Bangor, serving as Chairman of the Community Relations Council.
Don is survived by his wife, Constance Barton Soucy; his son Lawrence and his husband Ubaldo Leli, his son Dennis and his husband Windle Davis, his daughter Michelle and Ramdas Iwanko, his daughter Christine Soucy Angel Pruyn and her husband Michael Pruyn; by his grandchildren Abra Soucy Lodge and her husband Peter Lodge, Nicolle Morneault, Karra Morneault, Mirabai Iwanko, Caleb Angell, Cassie Pruyn and Tina Pruyn; by Gene and Lois McBride and their daughters Kelly Rheaume and Carrie Hansen and their children; by his sisters-in-law, Angela Soucy, Nancy Soucy, Barbara Dufour and brothers-in-law Philip Dufour and Charles Barton, and by many beloved nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary; and his brothers Robert, Henry, Joseph, John, Frank and James, and by his sisters Jeannette, Dorothy, Genevieve, Edith and Mary.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St. Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday. Nov. 5 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John's Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the Parish Hall immediately following the mass. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Those who wish to remember
Don in a special way may make a gift in his memory to:
Spruce Run Association
PO Box 653
Bangor, Maine 04401
Dennis Donald Soucy
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 4, 2013
133 Center Street Bangor, ME 04401