GILFORD - Roland A. Roy, 78, of 277 Cotton Hill Road, died at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Roland was the widower of Gertrude (Rayno) Roy who died in 2004.
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Roland was born Aug. 31, 1933 in Laconia, the son of Wilfred and Jeanne D'arc (Deguise) Roy. He served in the U. S. Navy for 20 years and retired as an E9 Senior Master Chief (E-9 is the highest NCO Rank).
He was later employed at Public Service of NH. In 2008, he moved from Franklin to Gilford to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren.
Roland was very proud to be an American and loved his country. He closely followed the Red Sox and the Patriots, and above all, enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid gardener and woodworker.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah LaPlante and her husband, Robert of Gilford; three grandchildren, Corey M. LaPlante of Gilford, Shaun M. LaPlante of Gilford and Michelle A. Roy of Concord, a brother,Roger Roy of Franklin, and several nephews and nieces. In addition to his wife and his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Bruce A. Roy, and by a brother, Richard Roy.
There will be no calling hours. A Service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3, Boscawen.
For those who wish the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an on-line memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Published in The Concord Monitor on Aug. 31, 2012