YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS, George J. Soucy, Union Leader
by David K. Leff
Town Poet Laureate and Deputy Town Historian
A native of New Brunswick, Canada, George J. Soucy (1898-1960) lived his last 29 years in Collinsville where he worked for the Collins Company. For 13 years served as president of Local 2444, United Steel Workers. He was a member of the Canton Lions Club and an organizer of the Canton Little League.
Involved in civic affairs, Soucy was active in efforts to combat polio and in blood drives. He served as chairman of the entertainment committee of the Collins Company Mutual Benefit Association, and was a member of The Improved Order of Red Men, a fraternal organization. A member of the Democratic Town Committee, he was nominated for the board of tax review in 1951. He was cochairman of the finance committee of the 1956 Canton sesquicentennial.
Soucy and his wife Josephine lived on Torrington Avenue and had three sons and a daughter. He died at a convalescent hospital after a long illness. The Funeral was held at the Vincent Funeral Home on Maple Avenue in Collinsville with a requiem Mass at St, Patrick’s Church.
George J. Soucy is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville.
“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past. Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.