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.