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Mary Jane (Hines) Roy

June 24, 1936 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Mary Jane Roy Obituary

Mary Jane Hines Roy, 87, of West Haven, CT passed peacefully on March 8, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger O. Roy, of 60 years. Mary Jane was born in New Haven CT, on June 24, 1936, the daughter of the late Harry S. and Margaret (Callahan) Hines. Mary Jane was a parishioner of St. Louis Church. She was a graduate of West Haven High School and worked with her husband at their family-owned business, Connecticut Discount Auto Parts, for over 40 years. She was an avid Red Sox, UConn Husky and Wheel of Fortune fan who did not like to lose at Scrabble.

She will be greatly missed by her three children, Gena Giza and her husband Eddie of West Haven, Dennis Roy and his wife Liz of Milford, and Judy Anania and her husband Claudio of West Haven, and her 8 grandchildren, Edward “Chuck” Giza (Julianna Monjeau), Justin Giza (Carla Emanuele), Marilisa Anania, Brianna Anania Keenan (Sean), Matthew Anania (Sarah), David Anania, Jesse Roy (Lisa) and Cody Roy,  Her brother, George “Butch” Hines, sister, Rosemary and Ed Petrosemolo,  Ann Hines and many nieces and nephews who visited her frequently and brought her happiness. Mary Jane is predeceased by her brothers James, Jerry, Harry, Larry, Richard, Robert, Bill and her sister, Peggy.

The family would like to thank her caretaker, Lawrenda, and the staff of the Connecticut Hospice and Maplewood for their excellent care and friendship.

The hours of visitation will be on Tuesday, March 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green, 662 Savin Avenue, West Haven, CT. The procession will leave the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Saint Louis, 89 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, CT.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to The CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or Maplewood HEART, 245 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477, a foundation that is dedicated to supporting Maplewood associates and their immediate family members financially during times of extenuating life circumstances.



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March 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Mass of Christian Burial
March 13, 2024

9:30 AM
St. Louis Church of St. John XXIII Parish
89 Bull Hill Lane
West Haven, CT 06516


All Saints Cemetery
700 Middletown Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473


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