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Jacqueline Roy


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Jacqueline Roy Obituary


Jacqueline (Gervais) Roy, 77, of Storrs, CT passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at her daughter's home in Willington, CT surrounded by her loving family. She bravely faced her short journey with lung cancer. She was born in Madawaska Maine on October 4th 1936 the daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Pelletier) Gervais. As one of eleven children, and the first daughter born after seven brothers, she was cherished by her parents and always surrounded by brothers who watched out for her in her early years. At the age of 18 she would meet and fall in love with Normand J Roy Sr, whom she married in Lewiston Maine, on July 30, 1955. They would subsequently move to Connecticut and raise five children Deborah, Normand Jr., Diane, Cathy and Donna. After 30 years she and Normand would return to Maine until Normand's death on October 25, 2011. Once again she would return to Connecticut to be near her children up until the time of her death. Jacqueline worked for 33 years for Acromold Products formerly located in Rockville, Ct. While doing this she would manage to do the toughest job of all, raising her children, and always making them feel loved and cared for. In addition to being a mother and wife, Jacqueline enjoyed many things including gardening, yard work, going to tag sales, quilting and knitting. She enjoyed holidays with her family and visits with her sisters and brothers whether in Connecticut or Maine. Jacqueline is survived by her children who she loved dearly Deborah Roy Roberts and spouse, Peter of Malaga, NJ., Normand Jr. Roy and spouse, Margaret of Chaplin, Ct. , Diane Roy of Hartford, NY., Cathy Roy of Willington, Ct., and Donna Roy-Ross of North Canaan, Ct. Her grandchildren who she dearly loved, Ben, Olivia, Jacky, Danielle, Joey, Mitchell, Corrine, Abigail and Meaghan. Jacqueline was one of two daughters and nine brothers. She is survived by her sister Clemence and spouse Lucien Nadeau , Normand Gervais, Philip Gervais, Emery and spouse Rita Gervais, Levite and spouse Diane Gervais, Conrad and spouse Lorriane Gervais and Eloi and spouse Lucy Gervais. Besides her husband she was predeceased by her son Kevin Roy, granddaughter Cass Andrea Roberts, brother Angelo Gervais, Richard Gervais and Eugene Gervais. The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff of St. Francis Cancer Center of Hartford, Ct. as well as Masonicare Hospice who provided support to Jacqueline and her family. Relatives and friends may join the family from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd. (Rt. 195) in Tolland, CT 06084. A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 p.m at the funeral home concluding the calling hours. Burial will be in Willington Cemetery in Willington, CT at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jacqueline's memory may be made to Saint Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the website at: www. stjude.org Please visit Jacqueline's memorial website at: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 11, 2014
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