Roger Ovide Roy, age 84, of West Haven, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jane Hines Roy for 60 years. He was Born in Woodsville, NH on Feb. 12, 1935, he was one of 17 children born to Germaine LaMarre Roy and Elie Ovide Roy. Roger was a graduate of Woodsville High School. For over 40 years, he owned and operated Connecticut Discount Auto Parts. Roger was a member of the West Haven Republican Town Committee and a West Haven Police Commissioner. An avid gardener and hunter, Roger loved to spend time at his summer home in Pennsylvania and at the annual Family Reunion.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter Gena (Roy) Giza and her husband Edward, his son, Dennis Roy and his wife Elizabeth (Valerio) Roy and his daughter Judy (Roy) Anania and her husband Claudio. He leaves behind 8 grandchildren: Edward Giza IV and Julianna Monjeau, Justin Giza and Carla Emanuele, Marilisa Anania, Brianna Anania and Sean Keenan, Matthew Anania, David Anania, Jesse Roy and Lisa Adams and Cody Roy, as well as his extended family and friends. He is survived by his brothers: Camille, Bernard, Richard, Phillip and Clement Roy and his sister Anne (Roy) Dauphanais as well as their loving spouses, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers: Martin, Ferdinand, Paul, Victor, Patrick, Ernest and Norman Roy and sisters: Rita Lackie, Louise Forcier and Irene Guilnette.
The hours for visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. On Friday morning the procession will leave the funeral home at 8:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 am in the Church of Saint Louis. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s name to CT Hospice in Branford.
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