Joseph Arthur Soucy

MOUNT VERNON ~ Joseph Arthur Soucy , age 78 died unexpectedly Tuesday October 14,2014 at his home.
He was born in Augusta on August 24th, 1936, the son of Albert J. Soucy and Edith Marie Cloutier. He was educated in the Augusta Schools. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1957. He moved to Mt. Vernon in 1969 and enjoyed his home. Joe started the Log & Chain and made many friends in the area. He enjoyed music and played many instruments.
Mr. Soucy is survived by his wife of 54 years,, Theresa, one son Patrick Soucy of Waterville and his companion Melanie; 2 grandchildren Tabitha and Christopher; 1 step son Lucian and 3 great grandsons; one brother John from Mt. Vernon; 4 sisters Gloria Flemming and Theresa Smith of Augusta, Constance Bekim of Gardner and Rose Couture of Waterville. He was predeceased by 4 brothers, Herman, Rene, George and Roger and 2 sisters Anne Marie Gagnon and Albertine Labbe and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service with full military honors at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the family.
Arrangements are in the care Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church Street, Augusta. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

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Joseph Pulkkinen

UXBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – Joseph Pulkkinen, 64, husband of Diane Bunker Pulkkinen, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Milford Regional Medical Center following a brief but gallant battle against cancer. Born in Boothbay Harbor, ME, March 3, 1950, he was the son of Matti J. and Pauline E. Thompson Pulkkinen. After moving with his family to Owls Head, Joe was educated in local schools and was a 1968 graduate of Rockland District High School. He attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Joe and Diane were married in Rockland, June 15, 1971. For many years, Joe enjoyed his work as Senior Programmer Analyst for Dean Foods, Inc. in Franklin, Massachusetts. Even during his recent illness, he could often be found with his laptop working on another project. He was the ultimate family man, working hard to make sure his family had everything they needed. When he wasn’t working, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was at home, on vacation, at concerts, sporting events, or taking trips to Maine. Joe is remembered by his family as a man with a great sense of humor, generous, kind, compassionate and hard working. They said, “he had three loves – his family, his dogs, and his work”. Other than his parents, Joe was pre-deceased by a daughter, Michelle Diane Pulkkinen, May 10, 1998. He is survived by his beloved wife, Diane C. Bunker of Uxbridge; his daughter, Heidi Jo Pulkkinen of Rutland, MA; four brothers, Karl Pulkkinen and his wife Jane of Gloucester, MA, Alan Pulkkinen of Irving, TX, Dana Pulkkinen and his wife Joan of Nashua, NH, Mark Pulkkinen and his wife Megan of Bremerton, WA; one aunt, Caroline Simmons of Port Charlotte, FL; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., Friday, October 24, 2014, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a service in celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 6:00 P.M. A committal service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday at Matinicus Island Cemetery. Travel to Matinicus will be available via the MV ‘Sunbeam’, departing from the Rockland Ferry terminal at 8:00 A.M., Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Owls Head Baptist Church, P.O. Box 81, Owls Head, ME, 04854, or Matinicus Cemetery, C/O Matinicus Town Clerk, P.O. Box 198, Matinicus, 04851. To share a memory or condolence with Joe’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at

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Joseph Frank

HARRISON — Joseph Frank, 88, of Harrison, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Joseph was born in East Rockaway, N.Y., on Nov. 30, 1925, a son of Samuel and Caroline (Meisner) Frank. He graduated from East Rockaway High School and Osw…

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