Ernest Joseph Soullier, Sr., 84

May 16, 2022

Ernest Joseph Soullier, Sr., known to all as Ernie or "Pep'ere" Ernest died on May 15, 2022. He was born on July 31, 1937, to his parents Arthur Soullier and Florida (Glode) Soullier at the family farm, Spring Hill Farm in the Adamsdale section of North Attleborough, Massachusetts. 

A lifelong farmer and outstanding football player for North Attleboro High School, Ernest met the love of his life Janet Paquin and they married and raised seven children together on Spring Hill Farm. Together Ernie and Janet raised their children on the farm, providing them with love and everything they needed to prosper and grow. Eventually, Ernie entered the Elevator Construction Industry in Boston, a proud member of Local 4, working for Westinghouse, Beckwith and Fuji Tech companies. 

A love of antiques, particularly primitive and farm related, Ernie and Janet scoured New England for them, and could be found at auctions, yard sales and flea markets, hunting for their treasures. Ernie and Janet also purchased The Hotel Onset in Onset Beach Massachusetts in 1976. A skilled carpenter who could fix anything, Ernie, Janet and their children renovated and restored the 80 room Victorian era hotel, operating it for many years.

Ernie and Janet owned many properties in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Wareham, and Fort Meyers Florida. 

Surviving him are sons Phillip Soullier of Gilford, New Hampshire; Robert Soullier of Onset, MA; Scott Soullier of North Attleboro, MA; and daughter Gail Soullier of Onset, MA. A family man, Ernie was so proud of his seven children, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He also had many nephews and nieces and his dog, Gibeau.

He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Florida (Glode) Soullier, his brother Norman Soullier, sons Ernest Soullier Jr, Marc Soullier, and Michael Soullier and great-grandson Aydan Nyberg. 

Burial is private and a celebration of his life, will be announced at a future date. Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: