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Norman Roy Obituary
Norman Roy

HOUSATONIC Norman Roy, 84, of Housatonic, died peacefully, Saturday, May 24, at home with his loved ones by his side. He was born in Exeter, N.H., son of the late Joseph and Clara Bergeron Roy. He attended schools in Lowell, Mass., and also attended Berkshire Community College. Norman proudly served his country with the Army during the Korean War from 1947 to 1953, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. After the war, he worked for Rising Paper Company for over 36 years as a papermaker, then as a shift supervisor for 20 years. After his retirement, he worked in the kitchen at Austin Riggs, Stockbridge, and then as a Funeral Director Assistant with his son Joseph at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home. He was a communicant of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church of the Corpus Christi Parish, and the former All Saints Church. Norman was an avid N.Y. Mets fan and enjoyed playing cards and games of chance, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa A. Siok, whom he married on Nov. 18, 1950, in the Tripler Army Chapel, Honolulu, Hawaii; two sons, Joseph and his wife, Christine, of Great Barrington, and Dr. Norman G. and his wife, Nancy, of Easthampton, Mass.; a sister, Jean Burnham and her husband, Lawrence, of Rosewell, Ga.; his sister-in-law, Bernice Roy of Pittsfield; five grandchildren, Timothy and his wife, Meghan, Meredith, Christopher, Jennifer, and Jessica; two great-granddaughters, Leilana and Camilla, and several nieces and nephews. Norm was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Francis "Frank". FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Norman Roy who died May 24, will be held on Thursday, May 29, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church with the Reverend William P. Murphy, pastor, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Bridget's Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Norm's name may be made to either the Blessed Teresa Building Fund or to the Alzheimer's Society, both in care of the funeral home at 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 27, 2014
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