Robert (Bob) H. Saucier, LTC US Army retired

by | Sep 14, 2023 | Obituaries

HAMPTON – Dad passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at home in Hampton, Virginia, at the age of 103.

Dad, the oldest of three children, was born in Oconto, Wisconsin in 1920. He joined the Army in 1942 and was stationed at Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York where he met our mom, Elizabeth “Betty” Quigley. They were married in September of 1945 in New York City. After 30 years of selfless service to our country, Lt. Colonel Robert H. Saucier, along with his wife Betty and six children, retired June 1972 in Hampton, Va.

Dad began his new career in the Hampton City School system in 1974 where he taught for 11 years before retiring, for good, in July 1985.

He is survived by his six children, John Saucier (Peggy), Donna Saucier Elliott (James), Craig Saucier, Linda Saucier Fowler (Philip), Glenn Saucier (Denise), and Brian Saucier; his eight grandchildren, Nathan Saucier (Kehli), Stephanie Saucier, Evan Fowler, Jennifer Elliott Kimball (James), Lauren Fowler Eastlack (Aaron), Rob Elliott (Sophia), Kristin Elliott Milchuck (Blake), and Erin Fowler; and his 12 great grandchildren, Whitney, Morgan, Ryan, Brayden, Anthony, Margaret, William, Elizabeth, Dylan, Sloane, Catherine, and Wesley.

Dad was an incredible man. He gave our family the strength and courage to meet the challenges of the world. He, along with mom, defined the meaning of selfless devotion to one’s children and dedication to family. Dad’s integrity and character are the inspiration that touches each of his children and will continue in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Truly a member of the Greatest Generation.

Dad now joins Mom, the love of his life, in heaven at God’s table for life everlasting.

A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hampton.

Burial will follow later at Arlington National Cemetery.