MERIDEN - Fernand J. Roy (Frog), 87, husband of the late Patricia May Roy died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Miller Memorial Community after a brief illness.
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Born in New Britain, on Dec. 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Delphis and Leda Alberta Roy of Meriden. He had resided in Meriden for most of his life and had attended public school. Mr. Roy was self-employed as a co-owner of the North End Café, along with his dear friend and business partner, the late Richard (Cheech) Whalen for over 50 years. He was a veteran of World WarvII, having served with the U.S. Merchant Marines, and later served with the Army National Guard. He was a parishioner of Holy Angels Church, as well as a member of the V.F.W. and several local social clubs. He enjoyed fishing, horse racing, and sports. He liked gardening and working around his home. He also loved spending time with his family and many friends.
He is survived by his brother, Roger J. Roy, of Cherryville, N.C. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Roy is predeceased by Sweet Patricia, his loving wife of 44 years; a sister ,Rachel Dubé; a brother, Roland Roy, both of Meriden; and a sister-in-law, Loretta Roy, of Cherryville, N.C.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside service with military honors to be held on Monday, July 28, at 11a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Section 15, 250 Gypsy Lane, Meriden. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, on Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Mr. Roy's family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent care he received from all the nurses and staff at Miller Memorial Community, and his care-giver at home, David Bess.
For online condolences please visit www.jferryfh.com.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on July 24, 2014