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Rene A. Roy

CHICOPEE – Rene A. Roy, 77, of Chicopee, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Wingate of South Hadley with his beloved wife and loving family by his side. He was born in Holyoke on June 9, 1940, a beloved son of the late Wilfred and Aurore (Giroux) Roy. He was raised in Holyoke and had lived on Gladu Avenue in the Fairview section of Chicopee for many years. In his younger years, he was employed as a master mechanic and service manager. He started his career at Leader Chevrolet and later worked at Hampden Dodge, Topor Motors and Curry Honda. His life was an adventure with his beloved wife and they enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean Islands and many Sandals Resorts up until late last year. He loved the Island of Saint Lucia and was intrigued by the aqua blue waters of the Bahamas. A very giving person, Rene was a strong man who loved his family and friends and he could fix just about anything. His family was of greatest importance to him. He endured many years of medical problems but overcame them. These past few months were quite a battle for him. He desired to come home and be in his familiar surroundings, however, that did not happen. He went Home to be with God in Heaven. He leaves a legacy of a man of few words but love for all who knew him. His family and friends will keep his memory in their hearts and remember all the wonderful memories that they shared with him. May the Good Lord keep him in His loving arms and carry him to peace at last. God bless everyone for knowing such a wonderful man. No words can express the sadness of his passing. He leaves his beloved wife and best friend, Linda J. (Lempart) Roy. They were married on October 29, 1992 in Chicopee and were blessed with over 25 years of happiness together. He also leaves his two loving sons, Robert J. Roy and his wife, Tammy, of Wilbraham and Nicholas J. Roy and his wife, Sandy, of West Boylston; his two loving step-daughters, Kimberly A. Whitford and her husband, John, of Waterford, PA and Jennifer LaFleur Knapik and her husband, Matt, of Townsend; his 12 cherished grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Abigail and Lilly, Rebecca and Jacob, Robert, Nicholas, Nathan and Madison, and Zachary and Samuel; his cherished great-grandson, Colden; his four dear brothers, Roger Roy and his wife, Gloria, of Warren, RI, Ernest Roy and his wife, Nancy, of Chicopee, Norman Roy and his wife, Barbara, of Holyoke and Donald Roy and his wife, Irene, of Chicopee; his dear sister, Rita Sarad of Wilbraham; his two dear brothers-in-law, Walter Lempart and his wife, Mimi, of Albuquerque, NM and Michael Lempart of Chicopee; and his many dear nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, cousins, friends and extended members of the Roy and Lempart families. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his dear sister, Yvonne Benoit. His family will receive friends on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. Prayer Service at the St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels, (413-533-3307), 506 Britton Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. The funeral home parking lot is located at the rear. His Burial will be private at the convenience of his family. For more details, please visit:
St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels
506 Britton Street
Chicopee, MA USA 01020