Omer J. "Curly" Roy

  • Born: May 4, 1933
  • Died: November 14, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Omer J."Curly" Roy, 86, of Manchester, died November 14, 2019, at his residence, after a period of declining health, surrounded by his loving family.
Curly was born in Dunham, Quebec on May 4, 1933. He was educated in Canada and has been a resident of the Queen City since 1959. He was the manager of Bunny's Superette for over 50 years before retiring in 2004.
Curly had a passion for music. He played the fiddle in the Clyde Joy Show on channel 9; and also with Lonestar, Circle 9 and Rhythm Ranch, all over New England. He was a very funny man, with a great sense of humor. He was a true "MacGyver", having the ability to figure out, and to fix anything. Curly was very caring and his family was what was most important to him. Above all else, he will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Family includes his beloved wife of 57 years, Doris B. (Davis) Roy of Manchester; three children, Wade A. Roy and wife Tami of Litchfield, Shane M. Roy and wife Erica of Manchester, and Melissa M. Vitagliano and husband Bruce of Manchester; two granddaughters, Amanda K. Roy of Litchfield, and Caitlin M. Roy of Berlin; one sister, Connie Snell and husband John of Kingston, Ontario; three brothers, Roland King of Sherbrook, Quebec, and James and Joseph Smith of Sutton, Quebec; many nieces and nephews; and his five grand fur babies, Sunny, Lola, Ruby, Gerty, and Daisy.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Assoc., 2 Wall St., Ste. 104, Manchester, NH 03101.


Condolence & Memory Journal


As I was watching Chronicle 20 year anniversary special tonight, I saw an old friend. I had driven past your house on Webster Street so many times wondering what ever happened to the wonderful, kind, compassionate man that I use to work with at Bunny's back in 1986. Looking you up and finding out that you had passed broke my heart. The video was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. I went to school at Central High with Shane. And was invited a few times to go to the Circle 9 ranch in Epsom, what a treat that was.
To the family of Curly, my deepest sympathies. He was certainly a wonderful man, and I will always remember him that way.

Posted by Heidi Williamson Dubois - MANCHESTER, NH - Friend   September 13, 2021

Wade we are so sorry to hear of Omer's passing. We remember him well from Omni. Your dad was such a great guy. Rest In Peace, Omer. You will be missed.

Posted by Sue & Russ Ward - Goffstown, NH   November 20, 2019

I have nothing but great memories! Curly (and Doris) were a key part of my upbringing and helped to make it a fun life. Music and laughter is what I will remember most. I pray for strength for Doris and Wade, Shane, and Melissa and all your beautiful loved ones. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Marie Stevens - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   November 19, 2019

We are sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Al and SUE Pinard - Goffstown, NH - Friend   November 18, 2019

I was saddened when I read that Curly passed away. Curly was one of a kind, and he will surely be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless †

Posted by Jack Murphy - Manchester, NH   November 18, 2019

A fabulous musician and fun loving guy. Will be greatly missed.

Posted by Richard Guilbault - Pascoag, RI - Friend   November 16, 2019

I will always remember his laugh. He was a truly nice person. May you all hold each other close and your memories of you Dad closer.

Posted by Shannon Lavertu - Berlin, NH - Family Friend   November 15, 2019

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