Roy Thomas Halleran

June 17, 1948September 22, 2020

Roy Thomas Halleran, 72, of Sudbury, MA passed away September 22, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born in Philadelphia to Roy and Doris Halleran.

Roy was a dedicated husband, father, and educator. He loved spending summers with family and friends at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee, while sharing IPA's and listening to blues, country and bluegrass music. He could be found gazing at the loons, the mountains, and looking at the stars and planets through his telescope.

Roy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Leslee Halleran; his children Sarah Rositano and Greg Halleran, and his cherished grandsons Charlie and Oliver Rositano. He was predeceased by his father, Roy Joseph Halleran. He leaves behind his adoring mother, Doris Halleran, and devoted Sister, Cindy Lewis. Also survived by his cousins, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roy's memory to the Lake Winnipesaukee Association. P.O. Box 1624 Meredith, NH 03253.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Errol J Thomas

October 4, 2020

I met Roy at the Dearborn School in Cambridge, MA in1976 , and we worked together teaching a 2nd level class at the school. Roy was very supportive and instructive as I navigated my first year in a challenging special education job. Working with Roy in the many difficult situations throughout the school year was the most harmonius educational experience I ever had. He was great ! Becoming friends we would gather and listen to Devo, the Pretenders, and other New Wave groups those years and Roy would always throw some country into the mix. Roy married Leslee and our friendship continued as we visited them in Belmont, Queens, and at the lake. Roy and Leslee have extended their warmth and generosity through these years , and we feel a deep loss with Roy's passing. Our love, prayers, and condolences to Leslee, Sarah, Gregory, Mrs. Doris Halleran, and Ms. Cindy Lewis. Roy will always be in our hearts. Terry and Errol Thomas, Eliot, ME

Jared Ishkanian

September 28, 2020

Roy and Leslee have been incredible neighbors to my parents on Lake Winnipesaukee. I have many fond memories of sharing a hazy IPA with Roy standing in the driveway, out on the dock or on his porch overlooking the lake. The Red Sox were inevitably discussed, as were the joys of parenting and watching grandchildren experience summertime through bicycles, beach toys and water sports. Roy's generosity and easygoing nature were always on full display. Whenever I look to the rock facing west on his property I'll always think of him peacefully enjoying the sunset, fully in his element. Condolences to Leslee and family.

Marilyn (Kelly-Anderson) Chetwynd

September 27, 2020

I worked with Roy years ago in Learning Skills at BHS. I remember him for his kind ways and ever-ready smile. Not only was Roy good with students, he was also a supportive colleague, a
calming presence ... and a baseball fan!
I think of Roy every year on Red Sox opening day.

My sincere condolences to Roy's family.

Susan Stark

September 27, 2020

I an so sorry to learn about Roy's death. We worked together at BHS.

May you all find comfort in shared memories of Roy.

I am so sorry for your loss.


mark ishkanian

September 26, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Roy - talking about sailing on the lake, watching wildlife and drinking beers on his porch, talking about sports, books, music or grandchildren and generally just enjoying life. We watched sunsets together and expressed our luck and appreciation for being able to live on Lake Winnipesaukee. Roy was the kind of neighbor that you wish for - private yet sociable, willing to watch your house when you weren't there, allowing us to borrow his garageful of toys when our grandchildren visited and always sharing a good story. I will really miss him.

Cecilia Eguiguren

September 25, 2020

When we had just moved to Chestnut Street, in Belmont in 1987, we met the Halleran's who lived on the top floor of our tiny townhouse. We had been there only for a couple of weeks, when we had an accident which totalled our car. When Roy learned about it, he came to us and offered his brand new car for us to use, for as long as it would take to replace ours. He hardly knew us but that episode showed the generosity that characterized him. Both Roy and Leslie became our dearest friends. Many years later, Roy and Sarah visited us in Ecuador and afterwards, we visited them at the lake house. There are no words to describe how kind, generous, sincere and a good man he was. Roy and Leslie had been a very important part of our lives. We will always keep him in our heart. To Lelie, Sarah and Greg, our most sincere and deeply felt condolences.

Ginger Ishkanian

September 25, 2020

This is a great picture of Roy on the lake he loved so much. My husband and I have had the pleasure of being Roy and Leslee’s neighbor at the lake for many years. We have shared many fun stories with Roy while listening to music on their picturesque deck. His love of family, his devotion to Leslee and his children and grandchildren and his enjoyment of lake life just shone through his smile. He loved sailing, boating, bird life, sunsets and night stars. Roy definately knew how to fully relax into lake life. He generously lent us toys when our grandchildren arrived and he will forever live on in their excited exclaimations over “Roy’s police car”. When an eagle flies by, or a heron, or its a perfect sailing day or a glowing sunset, we will be thinking of Roy and feeling his spirit shine on. Sending huge virtual hugs to Leslee and to the entire family….

Jack Murphy

September 24, 2020

Roy was a great friend of mine. We were high school classmates and continued a lifetime friendship. We lived together in Cambridge in the early 1970s. Had a lot of fun together. Like a brother to me. I’ll miss you Roy...


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