Robert Joseph Roy
1920-2010 BENNINGTON Robert Joseph Roy, 89, a resident of Silver Street, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
He was born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada on September 2, 1920. He was the son of the late Henri Roy and Antoinette Bilodeau Roy. He was a World War II veteran where he attained the rank of sergeant. Bob was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for bravery.
Bob married the former Dorothy Marie Hughes on April 24, 1954. He was employed by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) from 1937 to 1976, and managed A&P markets in Bennington and North Adams, Mass. between 1945 and 1976. Bob was later employed by Williams and Bugbee Inc. in Bennington. In 1978 he began working at Union Carbide from which he retired in 1985. After his retirement Bob was employed part-time at the Bennington Battle Monument.
Bob was a Eucharistic Minister and former lector with his parish, Sacred Heart Saint Francis Roman Catholic Church, and has been involved in many civic activities. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 307.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Roy, of Bennington; their children and spouses, Catherine Sliwinski and Robert of Albany, N.Y., Richard Roy and Marybeth, James Roy and Julie, Donald Roy and Tammy, and Ellen Antognioni and Gary all of Bennington, Maureen Corey and Brian of West Hartford, Conn., Mary Hughes and Michael of Savannah, Ga., Susan Cutter and Dana of Canton, Mass. and Robert Roy and Brandi of Milton, Vt. He is "Papa" to 24 grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Marcien Roy and Maryanne of Bennington, Rene Roy of Florida, Lucy Cary of Latham, N.Y., Theresa Gratton of Brattleboro, Vt., Mary Brisette and Albert of Bennington, Beatrice Bopp of Loudonville, N.Y., and a sister-in- law, Margaret O'Malley of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He is also blessed with many nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by a brother Paul Roy and a sister Alice Bostley.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday July 22, 2010 with a prayer at 9:30 a.m. and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m where the Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.
The burial with military honors will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday July 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
All members of Knights of Columbus Council 307 are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. for the recitation of the Rosary in Mr. Roy's memory.
If friends desire contributions in memory of Robert Joseph Roy may be made to either the Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Foundation or Bennington Project Independence through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201
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