Thomas Clifford Roy

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Thomas Clifford Roy

ROCHESTER - Thomas Clifford Roy, 62, passed away after a short battle with cancer on June 21, 2014, at his home surrounded by many family and friends. Thomas was born January 11, 1952, in Goffstown, and was the son of Thomas L. and Patricia M. Roy. He is predeceased by his sister Cheryl P. Roy and brother Stephen Roy. His surviving brothers and sisters include; David Roy of Milton Mills, Michelle P. Sanner of Portsmouth, Timothy H. Roy of Kittery Point, Maine, Patricia M. Sheldon of Windham, Debra I. Shaw and Judith A. Roy of Portsmouth, NH and Kathleen Kristiansen of Nassau, N.Y. He married the love of his life, Susan Jane Nault, April 15, 1978. He had three children, Ryan, Craig and Cheryl. His son Ryan passed away November 17, 1991.

He was a Coast Guard veteran who served during the Vietnam War stationed in Adak, AK as a radioman instructor. After the Coast Guard, he started his career in the lumber industry. He spent the majority of his career at Brock's Building Supplies heading up the kitchen design department from its inception.

He enjoyed music, good food, and wine. Some of his favorite things to do would be camping, watching the Three Stooges, MASH and finding a nice quiet spot to read a good book. He enjoyed watching his son play music in various bands around the seacoast area, and loved to travel to Chicago with his family for the Chicago Blues Fest. He was proud of his daughter Cheryl who is about to move to South Korea to head up Cheongna Dalton School's first ever preschool program. He adored his grandson Brogan whom he loved to spend time with and Brogan loved his "poppy".

He was very active in the arts. He was often seen as a volunteer at the Rochester Opera House and an active volunteer in the Rochester Main Street Program. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, ME. He was a regular at the Governor's Inn, where he was both loved and known by all. He was known by many as TopCat, and could be seen wearing one of the many hats in his extensive collection. He is very loved and leaves behind an extremely close loving group of family and friends who have been touched by his gentle kind soul.

Services: A memorial service will be held on Monday June 30 that 5 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall at 198 Ten Rod Road in Rochester, N.H. Following, there will be a remembrance at The Governor's Inn at 78 Wakefield St. This event will be pot luck, so anyone interested in bringing a dish, please contact April Hotaling at: ahotaling01@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Thomas C. Roy Fund at Holy Rosary Credit Union, 133 Brock Street, Rochester, N.H. 03867.

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Published in Fosters from June 25 to June 28, 2014
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