James B. "Bernie" Loucy
SHERRILL- James B. “Bernie” Loucy, 96, formerly of Park Terrace, and more recently of the Colonial Park Nursing Home, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the home. Bernie was born on July 26, 1924, in Westmoreland, the son of the late Ervin and Julia McGuire Loucy. He was raised in the Sherrill area, and was a graduate of the former Sherrill High School. As a young man, he joined the Navy during World War II, and saw service in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Upon returning home, on June 26, 1948, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oneida, he married Barbara G. Grodell. Their loving union lasted 59 years until Barbara’s passing in 2008. Bernie retired as Assistant Post Master from the United States Postal Service. He had worked at both the Oneida and the Sherrill Post Offices. He was a member of the Sherrill American Legion Post #230. He had also been a former member of the Silver City Club and the Oneida Moose Lodge. Most will remember Bernie as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Edward Smith of Verona; his daughter Margaret “Peggy” Welton of Palm Beach Garden, FL; his son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Sandra Loucy of Sherrill; his daughter-in-law Karin Loucy McNair, and her husband Tim; ten cherished grandchildren; four cherished great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Bernie was predeceased by his parents, Ervin and Julia; his beloved wife Barbara; his beloved son, James; and a cherished grandson, Eric. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Sherrill. Following Mass, Military Honors will be confirmed for Bernie’s Patriotic Service in the Navy. Entombment will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Oneida. There be will no prior public visitation. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Jeffrey T. Paul, Funeral Director, at the Coolican-McSweeney Funeral Home of Oneida. To offer a condolence or share a memory, please visit: www.coolican-mcsweeney.com https://www.lastingmemories.com/james-b-loucy
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