William B. Roys

May 11, 1941December 16, 2018

William B. “Bill” Roys, of Holden, formerly of Sudbury, passed away December 16, 2018, at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Beloved father of Nancy Williams and her husband Thomas, grandfather of Sara, Laura, Thomas, and Lisa Williams, and father of Martha Roys and her companion Timothy Callinan. Dear brother of Elizabeth Roys Beiser of Chicago, Illinois. He is also lovingly survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Born in Libertyville, Illinois, he was the son of the late Wellman Ellis and Helen (Brewerton) Roys. Bill grew up in Scarsdale, New York, later moved to Philadelphia and then to Marshfield, VT before settling in Sudbury. He recently moved to Holden to be closer to his family.

For over 40 years, Bill was an active Real Estate Broker in Sudbury as well as the surrounding towns. He loved the real estate business, especially socializing and meeting various people while working in the industry. In his spare time, he also enjoyed visiting with friends and family, doing various activities with his grandchildren, taking trips, and relaxing on Cow Island, Lake Winnipesaukee.

Bill spent many years as a Boy Scout and earned his Eagle Scout Badge. He also proudly served his country in the US Army. In his younger years, Bill enjoyed many summers working at “Camp Kineowatha”, a summer camp his parents owned and directed for 28 years located in Wilton, ME.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 27th from 2-5PM, in the Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, Sudbury. In the spring, Bill's committal service will held in Roxbury Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation referencing "In memory of William Roys” to Kineowatha Park, ℅ Town of Wilton, 158 Weld Road, Wilton, ME 04294.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2018

William B. Roys

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Melissa Williams

December 18, 2018

I remember seeing bill at the plays for sara and laura, he was such a nice, kind man. I could tell he was full of life and his heart was so gentle. He will be missed.

Stephen Booth

December 18, 2018

I have known Bill for 37 years having met Bill as a neighbor and friend at our homes on Cow Island. Bill was always ready to help me on any project I had. He enjoyed his time spent on Cow Island both in the summer and the winter snowmobiling. Bill will be missed by all the people who knew him.