OXFORD – David R. Sochia, Sr., 80, of Fairlawn Avenue, died peacefully on Friday, July 9, 2021, in his home surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Betty Ann (Dixon) Sochia who died in 1999. He is survived by four children, David R. Sochia Jr. of Auburn, CA, Evelyn E. Parks and her wife Aimee of Englewood, FL, Auralie M. Schneider of Oxford, and Lisa M. Sochia of Holden; two sisters, Diane Couturier of Winslow, ME, and Gloria Prickett of Pembroke, ME; five grandchildren, Amanda, Richard, Jacob, Zachary, and Eileen; and three great-grandchildren, Kaelin, Kaylee, and Aria. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou Dennis; a brother, Louis Sochia; and a granddaughter, Nicole Ellis. He was born in North Vassalboro, ME, son of the late Louis and Evelyn (Lessard) Sochia, and lived in Maine for many years before moving to Oxford in 1977. He graduated from Winslow High School in 1959, and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Sochia worked at Neles Corporation (formerly Jamesbury) for 33 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion Post 58 in Oxford. He enjoyed making his own word search puzzles, gardening, and working in his yard. He loved country music, loved to dance, and was known as “Dancing Dave.”
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. Calling hours will also be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville, ME. A funeral service will be held at Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home at 12 noon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Burial will follow at Village Cemetery in North Vassalboro, ME. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.
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