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Joseph "Harvey" Royer

July 23, 1927 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 94)

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Uxbridge- Joseph H. “Harvey” Royer, 94, of Beverly Ave. passed away peacefully on Wed. May 18, 2022 after an illness. His wife of 63 years Theresa C. (Lafreniere) Royer died Nov. 25, 2012.
    He is survived by his 3 daughters Ann Marie Williams and her husband Joseph of E. Dennis, Paula A. Azizi and her husband Ali of Dayville, CT, and Lisa M. Bernard and her husband Kenneth of Douglas; 4 grandchildren Lindsey Bernard, Courtney Bernard, Stephen Royer Jr. and his wife Danielle, Sarah E. Azizi; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles Royer of Millbury; a sister Theresa Bingham of Hopedale; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sons Paul J. Royer and Stephen M. Royer and was brother of the late Gilbert Lepage and Rita Blaine. 
        Born in Whitinsville, MA on July 23, 1927 he was the son of Charles and Maria (Lamontagne) Royer and lived in N. Uxbridge, Linwood, and Whitinsville. He had been a resident of Blackstone Valley Health. The family would like to thank the staff at Blackstone Valley Health for their care and attention.
       Mr. Royer worked for Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville, GE Telechron in Ashland, and UMass Medical Center where he set up their Photo Dept. He returned to Fenwall Co. in Ashland for several years before he retired. He also worked several years at Perini Co. developing photographs and did freelance wedding and portrait photography. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran, serving as an Arial Photographer in the Pacific Theater. A graduate of Northbridge High School, he earned an engineering degree in college and also studied photography. He was a life member of Knights of Columbus Council 365 in Whitinsville and VFW Post 1385 in Uxbridge. He was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Church.

    His funeral will be held Mon. May 23 at 11 am in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood St. Linwood. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. Uxbridge are Mon. May 23 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Uxbridge Senior Center, 36 S. Main St. Uxbridge, MA 01569. To leave a condolence message for his family, please visit

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