Royal F. "Mickey"
1929 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Mr. Royal F. "Mickey" Billings, 84 of 130 McIntosh Drive, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Born on December 8, 1929, in Framingham, a son of the late Royal and Agnes Atwell Billings. He attended schools in Framingham and was a graduate of Framingham High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the United States Navy. Mr. Billings was last employed in assembly production at Kimberly-Clarke in Lee, for 20 years. He also at one time had worked at Dixon's Garage on Elm St. He enjoyed cooking, history, art, singing, shopping, camping and going to Las Vegas. In his youth he made the best fried clams in New England. People would drive miles to purchase them. He was a kind, generous and good-hearted man who will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched. He is survived by his daughter, Lynne V. Scott of Pittsfield, a sister, Florence Guarino of Lyons, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Kathryn E. Scott and Rebecca R. Tolisano both of Pittsfield; a great-grandson, Cameron R. Menard of Pittsfield; close family friends, Jackie and Dante "Jamie"; and his dog and best friend, "Mojo" Badula. His beloved wife, the former Mildred J. Shogry, whom he married July 27, 1970 died Feb. 6, 2012. He was also predeceased by a sister, Pearl and brothers, Harold and Raymond. Special thank you to Doug and Robyn of the VNA for their compassionate care shown to Royal. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the Pittsfield Cemetery. The DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 is handling arrangements.
Dery Funeral Home
54 Bradford Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 12, 2014