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Royston C. Preece
April 14, 2008


Royston C. Preece of Reading, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008 at Salem Hospital.

Born in Bristol, England, Royston was the loving son of the late Charles E. and Mabel Preece. Royston was a warm and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be sadly missed.

Royston attended Bristol University and later Cambridge University. During World War II, Royston was involved in maintaining the continuity of telecommunications in Bristol. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Royston came to America to work at John F. Kennedy’s Hideaway.

Royston worked at LFE. He retired as a design engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. He was a Co-Founder of the present day DCU. Royston was the secretary of the Victorian Club in Boston and a member of the British Charitable Society. He was a well known and accomplished organist, pianist and artist.

Royston was the beloved husband of Margaret (McKenzie) Preece. He was the devoted father of Jennifer Lyons of Newton, New Hampshire, Anthony Preece of Plymouth and Allison Preece and her husband Sanjiv Bhatia of Reading. Royston was the cherished grandfather of 5 and the great grandfather of 3. He was the dear brother of Lorna Preece of England. Royston was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass celebrating Royston’s life will be held on Friday at 9am in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St. READING.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Royston to The British Charitable Society, 12 Rhodes Ave. Sharon, MA 02067.

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Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Home
11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867