Gerald Saucier

August 17, 2012



VIRGINIA BEACH- LCDR RET USN, Gerald Saucier, 81, died in his home surrounded by family on Friday, August 17, 2012. He was born in New Canada, Maine to Honorie and Delia Saucier. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, including distinguished service in Vietnam. Gerry was a devoted husband and proud father who enjoyed bowling and golfing. He was a member of The Retired Officer’s Association; Military Officer’s Association of America M.O.A.A.; and the Maine Maritime Alumni Association.

Gerry was predeceased by his parents and eight siblings. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret McEnery Saucier; five daughters, Karen Saucier Richardson and husband David Ward Richardson, Patricia Saucier Flanigan and husband John Flanigan, Anne Saucier PaQuette and companion Joe Lagana, Joan Saucier Tyson and fiancé Tom Ellmer, and Donna Saucier; son, Guy Saucier; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family in Maine.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 4:00pm with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Entombment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Sentara Hospice Services and Senior Corps.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer or the American Heart Association.

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Jerry Robinson
8 years ago

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. This a time to celebrate the great life of Gerald. Gerald is with our Father above and is at rest, with perfect peace. I share your sorrow and pray our Father in heaven will surround your family with love, strength and a heart of peace, knowing all its well.

Sandy White Douglas
8 years ago

Dear Joan, I was certainly saddened to learn of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this of sorrow.

Sandy White Douglas

Paul G. Lankford
8 years ago

Dear Karen,

You may not remember your old English 10 teacher from Bayside High School, but I certainly do remember my especially bright and kind student named Karen and her supportive parents. What a fine man your father was and always will be. Please know I send you and your family my sympathy in this time of loss. I hope you will take consolation in the assurance that this time of separation is only a temporary one, and even now your father is with you in spirit. Both for now and in the days ahead, I understand and share your sorrow.

Charles Cotsis
8 years ago

Dear Margaret and Family, Joan and I are so sorry to learn that our good friend, Guy, died. I do flashbacks of the good days that we enjoyed our good times together, ice skating, swimming, summer sports, dancing at the pier in Old Orchard Beach. The good ol’ days. We had a lot of great laughs together during our growing up years. You and Guy raised and cared for a beautiful family. Our hearts go out to all of you. May Guy rest in peace.


Charlie and Joan

Chuck & Norma O'Reilly
8 years ago

Dear Margaret and family,please accept our most sincere condolences.We treasure the many wonderful memories of our families together all the way from Monterrey to Virgina beach. Guy was a wonderful example of what a Naval Officer, Husband and Father should be. With much love.

Brenda Lenhart
8 years ago

Dear Pat and Family,

So sorry for your loss but glad that your dad is now at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love

Dorothy Martinsen, VBSO
8 years ago

Dear Saucier family, Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. God bless you all.

Michelle McHugh
8 years ago

Dear Saucier Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, I know he was a very proud father of all of his children & you have lots of wonderful memories . Please know your in our thoughts & prayers.

Sincerely ,

John & Michelle McHugh

julie and chuck
8 years ago

dear Saucier family, You are truly blessed to have had a wonderful and caring man as a father. May you take comfort in all the great memories that you have. God Bless. Chuck and Julie

A/Chief Leanne Fitch
8 years ago

Donna – on behalf of myself, IAWP Region 11 and the Fredericton Police Force please accept our condolences on the loss of your father. I recall from our conversations that you are a close family and that your father was a proud military man, no doubt a significant influence in your career choices in policing and the military. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep your good memories dear to your heart…those good memories are treasures. God Bless you and your family. Leanne – Fredericton Police Force.

Christopher Johnston
8 years ago


My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.

Your friend,


Theresa Patrick VBSO
8 years ago

Guy, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this of sorrow.

Pamela Parker
8 years ago

Mrs. Margaret and family: we were saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Saucier. We have enjoyed your “travel stories” and know you were such a loving couple and an inspiration to all of us. May God give you peace at this time.

Dr. Rogge, Pamela, Leslie, Judy, Tammy and Charleen.

Matt & Cindy Duncan
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope happy memories will comfort you through this sad time.