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Obituary for Richard "Dick" Roy

July 28, 1934 - September 17, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 83


Richard "Dick" Roy, 83, lifelong resident of Manchester NH, died September 17, 2017 at Villa Crest Nursing Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on July 28, 1934 to Lena (Soucy) and Emile Roy. He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in 1954 later serving in the US Navy from 1954 - 1956 on the USS Cambria and the USS Gwin during the Korean War.

Dick married his wife June (McDonough) in 1958, and worked at Ferretti's Supermarket and Stop and Shop as a Manager of the Meat Department. He volunteered for many organizations including the Jaycees, Fix It Program, Maple Leaf Health Care, and The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges where he held various positions for over 50 years. He had many hobbies including photography, stamp and postcard collecting, and his true passion woodworking. You could always find Dick in his workshop making or fixing something for a family member or friend which he truly enjoyed doing.

Family members include his wife of 59 years, June Roy; his daughters, Cheryl Hetzel Krumenacker and her husband David of Manchester NH and Karen Capen of Pembroke NH; two grandchildren, Sarah Boulet and husband Michael of Arlington MA and Justin Hetzel and fiancé, David Hawkins of Sherman Oaks CA; three great-grandchildren, Oliver, Weston and Cecelia Boulet, several step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents Lena and Emile Roy; brothers Ronald, Raymond and Reginald Roy; and son-in-law Norman Capen.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Villa Crest Nursing Center for the exceptional care they provided Dick this past year.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell St, Manchester. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Dick's name to: Alzheimer's Association NH Chapter, 166 River Rd., Suite 210, Bedford, NH 03110 or

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