Evelyn A. “Penny” (Goucher) Sostak

December 26, 2020

Evelyn A. “Penny” (Goucher) Sostak

Evelyn A. “Penny” (Goucher) Sostak –   of Burlington, Woburn, formerly of Moltonborough, NH, December 26th.  Beloved wife of the late Stanley W. Sostak. Dear daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Walsh) Goucher. Dear sister of the late William A. Goucher, Alice M. Leary, and Frank L. Goucher. Penny is lovingly survived by many dear nieces and nephews. All services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Evelyn A. “Penny” (Goucher) Sosak. passed away Saturday, December 26th.  The beloved wife of the late Stanley W. Sosak, Penny was ninety six years of age.  

Born and raised in Somerville,  Penny was the daughter of  the late Frank and Agnes (Walsh) Goucher.  She was educated in Somerville and was a  graduate of Somerville High School.

In 1943 Penny married her sweetheart Stanley, to whom she was devoted to for over sixty three years.  Upon his return from the Navy during World War II, they settled in here in Woburn.  

Penny secured herself a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was involved in many different facets of the educational process.  A very focused person, Penny was asked to do many different projects throughout her tenure there.   They were done with great precision and accuracy.

 Being with their extended family was always the best!  Penny and Stanley had a home on an island in Moultonborough, NH and this is where many wonderful moments were had with family.  This was truly the most beautiful place in the world, where its peacefulness and being embraced in nature was abounding.  They spent most weekends there and when they retired they moved full time there. For well over twenty five years, gardening, fishing, campfires, and in winter times their home was  kept warm with the fires of a wood-burning stove ; and always with a good book to read, kept them quite busy!  The serenity of her home in New Hamshire brought her great joy all throughout the years.

 Penny had also done quite a bit of traveling abroad with her Mom and nieces. They travelled all over Europe, had viewings with three different Popes, on three seperate  visits to Rome.  Florida, Hawaii, DisneyWorld, DisneyLand, Penny’s and many other wonderful places around the United States and Europe were visited by the Gouchers and many of her nieces and nephews would be invited to join them!

Penny’s life was well lived!  She enjoyed every possible aspect of it and had always maintained a very special relationship with her nieces and nephews.

 A quiet woman, Penny will long be remembered for  her great faith, love  and strength.   A sense of humor that never quit and a true devotion to her loving nieces and nephews, and they to her.  

Sadly, Penny was predeceased by her beloved Stanley, parents Frank and Agnes and siblings, Alice Leary, William A. and Frank Goucher.

Penny is lovingly survived by many dear nieces and nephews. All services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 

 

All services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. I met Evelyn at Care One when my sister was briefly her roommate. As we got talking, I realized that she lived down the street from us in Woburn some years ago. Turned out we had many friends in common in the neighborhood. She spoke so fondly of her husband when we talked. She really enjoyed the chocolates someone would bring her. She was a lovely woman I wish I had known when she lived down the street from us.
    Jean Dewar

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