Gerard E. Roy

Born: Tue., Jul. 30, 1929
Died: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020

Private Committal

Location: St. Patrick's Cemetery

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NORTHBRIDGE – Gerard E. Roy, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Phyllis (Benjamin) Roy.

He is also survived by his five children:  Denise (Roy) Lachapelle and her husband David of Northbridge, Joseph Roy and his wife Kathy of Buzzards Bay, David Roy and his wife Anne of Shrewsbury, William Roy of Whitinsville and Kenneth Roy of Grafton; six grandchildren, David Lachapelle, Christopher Lachapelle, Joseph Roy, Jill Roy, Benjamin Roy and Bailey Roy; and four great-grandchildren: Taylah, Emma, Brayden and Kristina Roy, as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four siblings: Doris Audet, Rachel Roy, Jean Conrad Roy and Remi Roy.

Born on July 30, 1929 in the Linwood section of Northbridge, Gerard was the son of Joseph and Maria (Labrie) Roy and graduated from Northbridge High School class of 1947.  After graduating, he began his career at Whitin Machine Works as a machinist, and also graduated from the former Whitin Machine Works Apprentice School. Gerard proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict entering in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1953.  After his service Gerard served his apprenticeship at Whitin Machine Works and was also a volunteer firefighter in Northbridge for three years, driving the ladder truck.  In 1959 Gerard began his employment at Wyman Gordon in Grafton, where he worked for 33 years.  He enjoyed a long, healthy and happy retirement working around the yard and in his basement workshop.

Gerard was also an avid golfer and former member of Pine Ridge in Upton, Saddle Hill in Hopkinton and Green Hill in Worcester.  He was also a member of St. Patrick’s Church and served alongside his wife as 1st Co-Chair couple for Family Life from 1967 – 1972.  He was a 3rd Degree Knight serving in the Mumford Council 365 Knights of Columbus.  

Gerard was a dedicated family man who will be sorely missed.  

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family due to the current pandemic.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerard’s memory may be made to the Northbridge Fire Dept. Construction Fund, 193 Main Street, Whitinsville MA 01588.  To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:

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