Dover – Raymond L. Roy, Sr., 60, of 82 Sixth St. died Monday October 31, 2005 at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
Born in Dover on March 10, 1945 the son of Nazaire J. and Dorothy N. (McDonald) Roy. He lived in Somersworth for several years and has lived in Dover for most of his life where he was a graduate of St. Charles School and Dover High School.
He was formerly the Transportation Director for the Dover School District, then Laidlaw Transportation for Rochester, then Salem, also worked at the University of New Hampshire Transportation and for the past 10 years has been the Transportation Director for the Oyster River School District.
Ray has been well known around the area with his band “The Twilighters” having played at many events and nightspots throughout the years. For time he was a baker, making donuts and cakes as well as decorating cakes. He was a member of the Dover Loyal Order of Moose, a member and past Grand Knight of the Our Lady of the Rosary Council Knights of Columbus, a member and past Faithful Navigator of the Rev. Thomas E. Reilly Assembly Knights of Columbus.
He was an active member of St. Joseph Church where he was a Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and also sang and played the organ for many holydays, especially the Christmas season.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years Theresa (Rouleau) Roy; two sons Raymond L. Roy, Jr. of Dover and Erik R.L. Roy and his wife Aimee of Somersworth; three daughters Veronica Gagnon and her husband Mark of Strafford, Tina Howard and her husband Jason of Dover and Jennifer Etter of Germantown, MD; 8 grandchildren Brendon McGrath, Joshua Gagnon, Jacob Howard, Jonah Howard, Joshua Howard, Julianna Howard, Sophie Roy and Colby Roy. He also leaves three sisters Marie Kelly and husband Walter of Dover, Irene Thyng and husband Jay of Milton, Rachel LaFountain and husband Andrew of Somersworth; two aunts Rita Roy and Rachel Goulet and an uncle Maurice McDonald and his mother-in-law Mary Jane Rouleau all of Dover and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two granddaughters Jessie and Jordan Howard.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 150 Central Ave. with Rev. Robert Cole, pastor and Rev. Ray Moreau as con-celebrants. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery.
Memorials in his name may be made to St. Ann Healthcare, 195 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH 03820.
Please go to www.taskerfh.com for more information or to sign the on-line guest book.