Mrs. Viola Roy

24 March, 192727 December, 2020

Uncasville-Viola Roy, age 93, of Uncasville, passed away peacefully at her home on December 27, 2020. She was born on March 24, 1927 in Norwich to the late Eugene and Mary Deshefy. She married her loving husband James H. Roy on September 3, 1955. He predeceased her. Viola is survived by a son Robert Bruce Roy and his wife Catherine of East Hampton, granddaughters Samantha, Amanda, Carly and Kelsie, brothers Elmer and James Deshefy and a sister Beverly DeFalco. She is predeceased by a son Mark Roy, a brother Eugene Deshefy and a sister Irene Brennan. Viola was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy Class of ‘45 and went on to become a cadet nurse at St. Francis Hospital. Viola worked as an allergy nurse with Dr. Sprecace for 40 proud years and was recognized for excellence in nursing with the Nightingale Award. Viola enjoyed summers spent with her family at Misquamicut Beach, where she first met her husband Jim at The Andrea. Viola will be remembered for her quick wit and spirit that brought happiness to both family and strangers alike. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Ave., Norwich. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Viola’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Please visit to leave an online condolence for the Roy family.


  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Monday, 4 January , 2021


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Joan Malchiodi

4 January 2021

I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Peace to you and may God heal your sorrow.
With Sympathy,
Joan Austin Malchiodi

Jill Damon

4 January 2021

I just want to say Viola was a wonderful person and I'm going to miss her. I was her meals on wheels driver/friend. She complimented me everyday. Viola I will always think of you. RIP my Angel