Roland J. Roy
1926 - 2014
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Roland J. Roy
Founder of Roy Insurance Agency, Lowell; 87

LOWELL -- Roland J. Roy, 87, of Lowell, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jeannine T. (Lippe) Roy, with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage on November 3, 2011.

Born in Lowell on November 15, 1926, he was a son of the late Timothy and Blanche (Lozeau) Roy. Roland was a licensed insurance agent and real estate broker and in 1959, along with his wife, started the Roy Insurance Agency in Lowell.

Following his retirement in 1995, he began spending his winters at his residence in Deltona, Florida and enjoying summers at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH.

Roland attended Ste. Jeanne d'Arc School and was a 1945 graduate of Lowell High School, where he excelled in baseball. He was later inducted into the Lowell High School Hall of Fame. Upon graduation, Roland entered the US Army until the completion of WWII. He signed a professional baseball contract with the former St. Louis Browns and played one season with their AA affiliate in Carbondale, PA until he married Jeannine and returned to Lowell. Roland was an avid sports fan, a lifelong member of the Lowell YMCA, and a communicant of St. Francis Parish .

Survivors include a daughter, Denise (Roy) Welch and her husband, Michael of Tewksbury; three sons, Ronald Roy and his wife, Mary (Rick) of Conroe, TX, Richard Roy and his companion, Kathy Crowley of Dracut, Robert Roy and his wife, Wendy (Entwistle) of Pelham, NH; eight grandchildren, Jason, Trista, Heather, Jessica, Michael, Nicole, Emily and Renee; five great-grandchildren, Staciabella, Hayden, Adrianna, Ella and Gavin.

ROY -- It being his request, calling hours are omitted. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12:00 PM (Noon) in St. Francis Church, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut. Burial in St, Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roland's memory may be made to the Friends of Mel Foundation, (breast cancer fund), 200 Ledgewood Place, Suite 101, Rockland, MA 02370. Arrangements under the care of the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth St., Lowell, MA 01850. For condolences and directions, please visit

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Published in Lowell Sun on May 25, 2014.
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May 30, 2014
Dear Roy Family,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of your father. May his memories and those of your mother bring you joy during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Paulette and Jonathan Holmes
May 29, 2014
I love and miss you Pepere <3 I was truly blessed to have you in my life. Glad you are at peace and renited with your love of your life (Memere). xoxo
Renee Roy
May 28, 2014
our thoughts are with you
Dennis & Ronni Michel
May 27, 2014
Dear Bob, Wendy and Renee
We were so sorry to read about your dad. He was a sweet man and loved life. We have fond memories of our time in Quebec.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ralph and Donna.
Ralph and Donna Kokoska
May 27, 2014
Bob,Wendy and Family,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you today. I sympathize with your loss, but know that your Dad is resting in peace. Janine Whitcomb
May 27, 2014
dennis duarte
May 26, 2014
Dear Bob and Family,so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Walter and Claire
Claire Taylor
May 26, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My best memory of your Dad was at the LHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a proud moment for Dad and family. May he rest in peace.
Michelle Poirier Nobrega
Michelle Nobrega
May 26, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to Ron and his family...
Karl Lonieski
May 26, 2014
Rick and Family. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad.
Jerry Mousseau
May 25, 2014
Bob and Wendy,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Our deepest condolences during your time of grief. Sending prayers to you and your family
Paul and Wendi Fox
May 25, 2014
Wendy an Bob,
So sorry for your loss. Our throughts an prayers are with you.
Grace Dunham Donna Wardlow
May 25, 2014
We are saddened to hear about the loss of your very special loved one.May he rest in peace and serenity.
Timothy & AnnMarie Spencer
May 25, 2014
Michael Iby
May 25, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Roy family , Bob ,Wendy , Renee .. May he rest in peace .. Love u guys ..
The Martin Family
May 25, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Rick&Betty Courtemanche
May 25, 2014
Bob, We are so sorry to hear about your Father. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Debbie&Russ ST.amand
Debbie ST.amand
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