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Paul E. Roy

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Paul E. Roy, 85, of Madison Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt., surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of Marie Turner Roy, who died in 2005.

Born Jan. 21, 1922 in Thetford Mines, Quebec, he was the son of Henri and Antoinette (Bilodeau) Roy. The family moved to Bennington and Paul graduated from Bennington High School, class of 1939.

In November 1942, Paul enlisted in the Army Air Force and served with the 306th Bombardment Group. At the time of his discharge in 1946 he held the rank of staff sergeant

While stationed in England, Paul met the love of his life. He and Marie were married at St. Ann’s Cathedral in Leeds, England, on Valentine’s Day, 1945.

Paul returned to the United States with his bride and settled in Cambridge. Paul worked for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company for 35 years. He then worked for Globe Union in Bennington for 10 years.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church; a member of Capt. Maxson Post No. 634 of the American Legion and Cambridge Senior Citizens.

He enjoyed gardening, traveling, playing bridge and reading.

A sister, Alice Bostley, died before him.

He is survived by four children, Patricia Molinaro of North Attleboro, Mass., John Paul Roy of Greensboro, N.C., Jean Roy of Green Island, N.Y. and William Roy of Round Lake, N.Y.; seven siblings, Robert Roy, Marcien Roy and Mary Brissette, all of Bennington, Rene Roy of Orlando, Fla., Theresa Gratton of Brattleboro, Lucy Cary of Latham, N.Y., and Beatrice Bopp of Loudonville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Liam Condon at St. Patrick’s Church, 17 South Park St., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m.

Paul and Marie’s ashes will be placed in the Columbarium Wall at Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Paul will receive military honors.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, P.0. Box 52, Cambridge, NY 12816.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 1, 2007
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