Gerald Roy, 79, formerly of Grafton


Gerald RoyCanal Winchester, Ohio – Gerald “Frenchie” Roy, 79, of Canal Winchester, OH, formerly of Sainte-Marie-De-Kent, New Brunswick, Leominster and Grafton, MA passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021.

He leaves behind a son, Paul Roy and his wife Sarah of Canal Winchester, Ohio and a daughter Brenda Markowski and her husband Mark of Grafton, MA, four grandchildren, Julia Markowski and Grace Markowski of Grafton, MA and Sophia Roy and Zachary Roy of Canal Winchester, Ohio; two brothers Georges and his wife Susan of Windham, NH and Alderice Roy of Sainte-Marie-De-Kent, New Brunswick, along with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Yolande (Bernard) Roy.

He was born and raised in Sainte-Marie-De-Kent, New Brunswick, Canada, a son of the late Edmond and Corrine Roy.

Mr. Roy moved to French Hill in Leominster, MA in the mid-1960’s. He worked various jobs including at Colonial Press in Clinton, MA and Courier Printing in Westford, MA for many years.

He really enjoyed the simple, but most important things in life. He loved his family, regular visits to New Brunswick, playing cards, music, hockey and especially eating, talking and spending time with his family and the many friends he made throughout his life. He enjoyed meeting new people everywhere he went and everyone who Frenchie met knew Frenchie from then on. He will be missed.

All are welcome to gather with Frenchie’s family and friends on Friday Sept 24th, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton MA 01536. Also, all are welcome at the funeral church service at 11am Saturday Sept 25 at St. James Church 89 Main St. South Grafton MA 01560 followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery 380 Providence Road, South Grafton MA 01560.

A Book of Memories to share a special message with Frenchie’s family is available online at:

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