Joseph Roger Roy
January 12, 1936 – May 18, 2020
Joseph R. Roy 1936 – 2020
Joseph “Roger” Roy, 84, of Roxbury passed away May 18, 2020. He was born in Lac Megantic, Canada on January 12, 1936. Joseph entered the United States Marine Corps after high school. He was married to Dorene C. Arsenault in 1960. He worked at the Rumford Paper Mill for 40 years. Joseph was a man of faith and a devoted parishioner of St. Theresa’s Parish and Parish of the Holy Savior. He was a member of the Rumford candlepin bowling league and the Rumford Eagles for many years. In his retirement, he liked working with his computers and in his garden. More than anything, Joseph enjoyed being surrounded by his family, playing cribbage, and sharing love and laughter.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Dorene; daughters Janet Slive (husband Joseph Slive) and Debra Roy (husband Paul Pratt); sons Daniel Roy and James Roy; grandchildren Joshua and Rachel Slive and Justin and Rebecca Roy; sisters Paulette and Suzanne; and brothers Rene and Paul. He was predeceased by his parents Leon and Juliette; sisters Laurette and Germaine; and brothers Raymond, Norman, Denis, and Claude.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
- In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for family at a later date.
Joseph Roger Roy
May 29, 2020
My sincere condolences to Dorene and the whole family. I first worked with "Joe" in the mill on R15 Paper Machine around 1985. I was a 2nd class learning the instrument trade from one of the best. He was extremely patient with me and as I reflect back, I must have seemed like a wired kid who would rather joke around than get serious. But he taught me patience and the value of being observant during daily routines he created. He monitored that machine like a doctor watching a patient. The respect he got from all managers and operators was evident and his input was sought after and valued. Never afraid of work, we sweat together under the dryer cans or reviewed manuals during coffee break in the office. Years passed and I ended up on shifts and then ultimately, I decided to try a salaried position. He asked "Why?" To this day, I can't answer that one. (haha) I never heard him cuss even in jest. As a Dad, I've told my children, "Surround yourself with people who bring out your best." Joe, I know you are in heaven, and I want to thank you for bringing out my best. With much love, Duane Glover