BRUNSWICK — Gloria R. Soucie, 70, of Brunswick, formerly of Durham, died Sunday, Oct. 28, at Horizon Rehab and Living Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Durham, Sept. 5, 1942, a daughter of the late Forrest and Rita (Smith) Merrill. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1959, and then went on to attend Correspondence Institute of Radio Correspondence in Boston.

Gloria married D. Edward Soucie, May 15, 1976, and he predeceased her in December 2006. She worked at Regional Hospital in Brunswick as a nurses aide, until she retired in 1983. She enjoyed camping at Lead Mountain, knitting, spending time with her grandchildren and recently enjoyed raising money by holding bake sales for”Can You Help Us?”an organization that helps children from other countries.

She leaves a son, James Beal and his wife, Kelly, of Lisbon Falls; two daughters, Bonnie Caron and her husband, David, of Durham and Richelle Niles of Lisbon Falls; two stepsons, Mark Soucie and wife, Theresa, of Durham and Thomas Soucie and his wife, Helen, of Colebrook, N.H.; two sisters, Elaine Sears and husband, Lloyd, of Durham and Brenda Carver and husband, Robert, of Carthage; a sister-in-law, Jackie Lacharite of Brunswick; two brothers, Royce Merrill and wife, Jackie, of Durham and Dawson Merrill and wife, Rita, of Durham; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Carleton and Harold Merrill.

The family would like to extend a thank-you to Dionne Commons and Horizon for the wonderful care she received. They realy made her feel she was at home.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Gloria’s life by visiting her guest book at

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