LAWRENCE P. SOUTIERE SR. - WINOOSKI - Lawrence P. Soutiere, 89, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home in Winooski, surrounded by his family. Larry was born on Sept. 7, 1924, in Winooski, the son of the late Osias and Hortense (Campbell) Soutiere. Larry served his country in W.W.II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a man of many trades throughout his life. He was a milkman, alongside his father, carpenter, cabinet maker, bread man, and postal clerk, where he retired. He and his wife of 50 years, enjoyed being in the Islands and being snowbirds heading south to Florida. Larry is survived by his dear friend, Mona Bosley; children, Linda Soutiere, Jacqueline Greenwood and husband, Steven, and Daniel Soutiere and wife, Barbara; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Bernard and Ronald; sisters, Pauline, Lucille, and Theresa; aunt, Rita; brother- and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Yvette Rocheleau; son, Lawrence Soutiere Jr.; grand- daughter, Amber Soutiere; brothers, Clement, Robert, Edward, Norman, and Maurice; and sisters, Annette and Claire. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Carol Green-Hernandez from the VA, along with the Hospice staff at the VNA. There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church in Winooski, with Monsignor Lavalley officiating. A reception will follow at the RVA on Weaver Street in Winooski. Memorial contributions in Larry's memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, in Amber Soutiere's honor. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, 2013