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“Dear Sybil and Family We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Ronnie. We have many great memories of the both of us re-doing are homes in Holyoke and...Read More »
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“a fond part of my childhood and a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
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“Unc, Always to be in our hearts and prayers, to love and thank you for all you have done. We will all keep our special memories of our times with...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Cyndi Destromp - Granby, MA

“WE Will Alway's Remember The Great Time; When Times Were Tough You You Made Them Easy To Get Through;The Times We Spent At Camp In Vermont _ Hunting ...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Braman Family - Stamford, VT

“Our brother Ron,made us laugh all the time. He loved life and people and animals. We remenber his pet scunk and him putting it on a leash and taking...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Shari Wells - Springhill, FL

“our hearts and prayers to the family ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: brian,bill,nancy,billy,tammy rowell - MA

“we are going to miss him very much.he was a good man ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: the rowell family

“I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: David and Melissa Richards

“We all love you and miss you dearly. I will always hold my memories of you close to my heart. Thank You for all you have done for me. I will always...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Plassmann - Daughter

“I'll never forget all the wise things my Grampy taught me. He taught me to never hurt another living creature no matter how small, gross, or ugly it...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kayla - leominster, MA

“Love Ya ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy Boulay - Daughter

“My grandfather was a caring man, who loved to make people happy. He was always giving, and was a huge fighter against his alzheimer's illness. When...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Ashley Lapierre - South Hadley, MA

“I'am sorry to all his family and love ones he was a kind man loving and caring man. He was always friendly and a gentlemen.To all that knows him he...Read More »
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SOUTH HADLEY - Ronald N. Roy, 72, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Loomis House in Holyoke following a long illness. Born in North Adams, MA on Oct. 17, 1937, he was the son of the late Herve and EllaMae (Hennen) Roy. Ronald was raised and schooled in North Adams, and had lived in South Hadley for the past 33 years. He worked as a Loom Technician at Mastex Industries, formerly in Holyoke for 35 years until he retired in 2001. He was an avid and accomplished hunter, and he loved camping and being outdoors.

The father of the late Alan Paul Richards and brother of the late Robert Roy, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sybil A. (Lefaver) Roy, five daughters, Robin (Richards) Plassmann and her husband Gregory of Ware, Wendy (Richards) Boulay and her husband Kevin of Leominster, Alison Lapierre and her husband Robert of South Hadley, Denise Desnorers and Paula Roy both of Adams, two sons, Ronald Roy, Jr. and Kevin Roy both of N. Adams, one brother, Herve Roy and one sister, Sherri Wells both of Florida. He also leaves 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral for Ronald will be on Tuesday, Apr. 6, at 9am from the Ryder Funeral Home, 33 Lamb St., South Hadley followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church, S. Hadley at 10am and burial in St. Rose Cemetery. Calling Hours will be on Monday from 4-8pm. Contributions in Ronald's memory to the Alzheimers' Association, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA, 01104 would be appreciated. Please visit ryderfuneralhome.com for directions, on-line guest book and condolences.
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