Ernest M. Socha

Ernest M. Socha, 91 of Allerton Ave in East Providence  passed away August 6th at Somerset Ridge Nursing Center. He was the husband  of Elizabeth  (Reilly) Socha for 66 years & youngest son of the late John M & Veronica  (Jaworski) Socha who operated Socha’s Market on Water St. in Warren.

Mr. Socha was a retired CPA and investigative agent for the Internal Revenue Service. He was a graduate of Lasalle Academy (Class of 1941) and URI (1950) where he was a founding member and Treasurer of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corps. Mr. Socha was a member of the National Treasury Employees  Union and past President of the Providence  Chapter.

Ernie was active with the Knights of Columbus, CBI (China, Burma, India) Veterans Organization, and Warren & East Providence  Historical  Associations . He was a life long fan of the “Boston  Red Stockings” and fiercely proud of his Polish heritage. In addition to his wife, he leaves two daughters- Catherine Michael of Dartmouth, Ma

and Patricia Socha ofNew Smyrna Beach ,FL and three sons- William of Warren, RI, Stephen (Jeannette) of Fresno, Ca and Edward (Kathy) of Germantown, MD. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren- Stephanie, Andrew and Carolyn Michael, Erin Leonard, Robert Prosser and Daniel, Cameron, Carly, Samantha  & John M. Socha as well as 3 great grandchildren- Eli Michael and Reilly & Rhys Leonard. Mr. Socha was pre­ deceased by his grandson William Prosser and siblings Pelagia (Pal), John D. and Joseph Socha.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in St. Alexander’s Cemetery, Warren. Calling hours Tuesday 5-7. In lieu of flowers contributions to Warren Veteran’s Honor Roll Committee, P.O. Box 293, Warren, RI 02885.