Dennis R. Roy


1950 – 2014

AUBURN — Dennis Roger Roy, 64, of Auburn, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at his home.

He was born in Lewiston, a son of Robert P. and Vivian Goulet Roy. Dennis graduated from Lewiston High School in 1968.

He was employed as a swimming instructor and coach. Dennis worked at the South Portland Recreational Center and later in Loveland, Colo. At the time of his death, he had been employed at the YWCA in Lewiston for over 20 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing the rivers, lakes and streams of Maine. He truly enjoyed the beauty and solitude of nature, and made many trips into the wilderness throughout the United States and Canada. He also had a passion for music and maintained a vast collection of CDs and records that he loved to share with friends and family.

He will be remembered as a loyal son and brother, and as a friend to all who knew him.


He is survived by his mother, Vivian Goulet Roy, of Lewiston; a sister, Sylvia Roy-Cage, of Lafayette, Colo.; a brother, Robert E. Roy and his wife, Judith, of Raymond; four nieces, Dawn Inderbitzen, Jennifer Stevens, Sara Vanderheiden and Cassandra Stavros; a nephew, Jared Roy; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Philbert and Leah Roy; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Sylvia Goulet; and sister, Leah Roy.

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