Joyce Roy

Joyce Roy

Saturday, July 4th, 1936 Sunday, December 8th, 2019

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Obituary for Joyce M. Roy

Joyce M. Roy, formerly of East Hartford and Vernon passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Manchester Manor. She had faced many health issues for the past 32 years with unimaginable strength and courage. She was born in Houlton, Maine on July 4, 1936, daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys (Faulkner) Roy. She was a graduate of Houlton High School and worked at Pratt & Whitney for thirty years.
She is survived by a brother, Joseph R. Roy and his wife Betty of Easthampton, MA, a sister, Doris Dufresne and her husband Marc of East Hartford, a sister-in-law, Carolyn Roy, of Enfield and a longtime friend and caregiver, Donna Hopkins of Vernon. She also leaves a number of nieces, nephews and many friends. Her brother, Donald F. Roy passed away in 1986 and her sister Shirley Lano in 2019.
Prior to her first stroke in 1987 Joyce enjoyed skiing, traveling and had visited all 50 states and most of Canada and Europe. She also loved going to see Broadway shows in NY. She enjoyed` playing cards with family and friends and was very good at poker. Many of her opponents went home with empty pockets.
At Joyce’s request, the following message is being printed:
“I want to extend my thanks to all those who crossed my path in life, both family and friends, who helped to make it all worthwhile. I love you all for your kindness and the time you all gave me. I want to especially thank my very good friend and caregiver, Donna Hopkins, who was always there with her helping hand”.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, from 3-6 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Bernard Church, St. Jeanne Jugan Parish, 426 Hazard Avenue, Enfield. Please meet at the church. Burial will follow in Somers Center Cemetery, Somers.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit

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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Friday, December 13th, 2019
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Mass

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. Bernard Church
    426 Hazard Ave
    Enfield, Connecticut
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    Saturday, December 14th, 2019
    Please meet at the church.
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 |
    Somers Center Cemetery
    Battle Street
    Somers, CT
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    Saturday, December 14th, 2019

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Mary Ann Joswick

May you greet mom, Uncle Don, dad and all family up there with a big smile and open arms........they’re waiting at those “pearly gates”! Give them huge hugs from all of us. Memories live on in our hearts.
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