COHOES Leo J. Soulier, 90, of Old Loudon Rd. died Friday August 16, 2019 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Cohoes he was the son of the late Frank and Aldea Menard Soulier. He was a 1949 graduate of LaSalle Institute. Leo had resided in Waterford for 22 years before moving to Liverpool, NY in 1977 and returned to this area in 2015.
Leo retired from the Miller Brewing Co. in Fulton in 1991. Prior to that he worked at the A&P Warehouse in Albany for 24 years. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Korean War. He was inducted on Jan. 23, 1951 and discharged as a Tech Sargent on Dec. 18, 1952. He served with the 1729 Company A 3rd Engr. Combat Battalion, the 3rd Division 24th Infantry and served with the 19th Infantry as a Combat Engineer. He was the recipient of the United Nations Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal – Japan and the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Battle Stars. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Cohoes.
Leo is predeceased by his wife Rose Marcil Soulier who died in December of 2018. He is the devoted father of Susan M. Coreno of Waterford, Daniel L. Soulier of Cicero, Marie J. Hill (Michael) of Florida and Joseph M. Soulier (Lori) of Commack. He is the brother of the late Theresa Scott and Francis Soulier. 7 Grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Monday August 26, 2019 at 9:30 am St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford.
Relatives and friends may greet Leo’s family at the church following the Memorial Mass.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Dr #100, Albany, NY 12205.