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Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen

53 Norwich New London Tpke, Uncasville, CT

OBITUARY

Mark James Roy

October 14, 1956December 3, 2019

Groton-Mark James Roy, age 63, of Groton, passed away at his home on December 3, 2019. He was born in Norwich on October 14, 1956 to Viola (Deshefy) Roy of Uncasville and the late James Henry Roy. Besides his loving mother, Mark is survived by a daughter Kelsie Roy of Groton, a brother Robert Roy of East Hampton, and three nieces Samantha, Amanda and Carly Roy. Mark was a graduate of St. Bernard’s class of ‘74 and received a Bachelor’s degree in history from UCONN. He worked for Electric Boat for 39 years as a Material Controller. Mark dedicated years of his life to the game of baseball, playing for both UCONN and the Vagabonds travel team. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and NY Giants fan. Mark was an excellent gardener and loved cooking for his family, especially lobster. Family and friends may visit Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral home service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Norwich. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the Roy family.

Services

  • Calling Hours / Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Funeral Home Service Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, December 7, 2019

Memories

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John Mooney

December 16, 2019

My condolences Mrs. Roy, no one should have to lose a child. Mark
always worked just a little harder than others, whether it was baseball, school, or work. He was a good big brother as well. It is always difficult to lose a good person at a young age. He is remembered fondly by many, that says a lot.
(Bruce, give me a call or an email)

William Jackson

December 10, 2019

I worked with Mark for many years at EB, in the shipyard. He was always dependable, a go-to guy. He was a pleasure to work with and when we weren't talking work we were talking baseball. We figure we played against one another in high school. I liked Mark a lot and considered him a friend. I had not seen or talked to Mark for a few years as I have been in New London so I was surprised and saddened by this.
My condolences to his family. Mark was a good man who will be missed by many I am sure.

Tim Costello

December 7, 2019

Wow, Mark was such a fun and talented kid, a great teammate and opponent. We opposed each other in Little League, then teamed up in high school and American Legion ball. So sad to see another old Montville buddy and teammate pass so early. My deepest condolences to all of the family. God bless.

K.C. Burns

December 7, 2019

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. I knew Mark from my high school days and he always was a great guy to me. Friendly, outgoing and always willing to share a laugh with you. I want to express my sincere condolences to his brother "B" and his mom Vi. Rest in peace my friend.

bill stone

December 7, 2019

I was lucky to know Mark from little league to working at EB with him. He was an excellent ballplayer as well as an excellent person to work with.

Joan Malchiodi

December 6, 2019

Bruce and Family,

So sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,
Joan Austin Malchiodi

Wendy Ritchotte

December 6, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Mark for many years at Electric Boat. Please accept my condolences on his passing. I offer you my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Sandra Goode-Ferguson

December 5, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the entire family.I worked with Mark for a number of years and I worked with/for his father as well.Mark always had kind words to say to me.Rip Mark .give my regards to your dad i am sure you are sharing some great stories.

Bryon Hewitt

December 5, 2019

So sorry to hear about Mark's passing, I played little league baseball with him, Mark was a wonderful player and the first person to pass his knowledge of the game on to others.

John Baldwin

December 5, 2019

To Mark, aka "Sparky", "Sparkman": A true Vagabond Hall of Famer! We had way too many great memories, all of which will be with me and your teammates Forever. You were more than a teammate though, just an all around great person. Our prayers are with you! John B.

FROM THE FAMILY