Claire E. Roy
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Claire E. Roy
  • March 1, 1924 - December 24, 2016
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Claire E. Roy, 92, of South Dartmouth, passed away at home on the morning of Dec. 24th, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late G. Albert Roy and the mother of the late Robert P. Roy. She and her husband were married for 60 years.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Sylvio and Lena (Tetreault) LeComte. She moved to South Dartmouth in 1978.

Mrs. Roy was a graduate of Holy Family High School and Lasell College in Newton, MA.

A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Roy was a Red Cross volunteer for many years, first as a nurse's aide, and then as a dedicated worker in their blood program. Claire enjoyed knitting caps and blankets for the newborns at St. Luke's Hospital. She was also a volunteer at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she and her husband spent many winters.

Mrs. Roy was an avid reader, fond of classical music, and enjoyed past travels with her husband and shared his enthusiasm for golf. She was also an excellent swimmer whose favorite past time was being at the beach with her family.

She was a communicant and Eucharistic minister of St. Mary's Church in South Dartmouth for many years, but later transferred to St. Julie Billiart Parish in North Dartmouth where her son, Fr. Richard Roy, is the pastor.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Richard M. of North Dartmouth, and Raymond P. of Palm Springs, CA; three daughters, Diane Charbonneau and Elizabeth LeDuc, both of South Dartmouth, and Jacqueline Roy of Taunton; a granddaughter, Stephanie Charbonneau of Norwalk, CT; one brother, Sylvio LeComte of Dover, DE; two sisters, Annette LeComte of Holden, MA and Jeanne Pallatroni of South Dartmouth; and numerous nieces, nephews, and god-children. She was also the mother in-law of Ann Bobola of North Dartmouth and the late Keith LeDuc. She was predeceased by a sister, Muriel Denault and three brothers, Roger LeComte, Raymond (Pete) LeComte and Normand LeComte.

According to Mrs. Roy's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11AM at St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth. Burial will be private.

It was Mrs. Roy's request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the St. Julie Billiart Church Women's Guild, both c/o St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747. To send a tribute or for directions please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com