EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 9, 2011

Norma and Armand Soucy

Norma and Armand Soucy recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Armand is a native of Georgetown and Norma is a native of Byfield.They were married in Georgetown on Sept. 26, 1941. Armand left to serve in World War II in December, 1941. Upon his return from the war they purchased an acre of land on North Street in Georgetown and lived in an apartment in the center of Georgetown. He built their home basically by himself over the next three years. They lived at 171 North St., until 1991, raising four children, Nan, Neil, Cynthia, and Michael. He marched in the Memorial Day parade for over 50 years straight and received a plaque thanking him for his service during one of the parades. In 1991, they sold their home and moved to a smaller home in Seabrook, N.H. where they have lived for 20 years.

They celebrated their 70th anniversary with three of their four children. They were driven to Conway, N.H. across the Kankamangus Highway, visiting all the campgrounds they camped in starting in 1958, long before the road was paved or went through to Lincoln. They ate lunch in Lincoln and returned home, driving through Weirs Beach.

For their 50th anniversary, they had a large reception for them. For their 60th, they had a garden party in Exeter at Nan's house. For their 65th, they all went to a wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Lyndonville, Vt.

Armand and Norma have nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.