LEWISTON – Norman R. Roy, 80, of Lewiston died at his home on Jan. 26, after a prolonged illness.

He was born in Amesbury, Mass., on June 9, 1928, the son of Louis and Eva Rousseau Roy. He was educated in Brunswick schools, and played basketball and was the quarterback of the football team his junior and senior years at Brunswick High School, graduating in 1946.

He then joined the U.S. Navy, and was honorably discharged in 1948. After his military service, he attended Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, and then the University of Maine in Orono, where he was elected to the Senior Skull Honor Society, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration in 1953.

He went to work as a teller and loan officer for First National Bank in Lewiston for three years, moving to New York City in 1956, where he was employed on Wall Street by Fahnestock & Co., a national brokerage firm. He then moved to Chicago, and from 1957 to 1959 worked as an insurance underwriter for Liberty Mutual.

After his mother’s death in 1959, he returned to Brunswick to take over his family’s apartment business with his two brothers, and opened the Norman Roy & Associates real estate office in Brunswick that same year. In the fall of 1960, he relocated his office to 485 Main St., Lewiston, and ran the business from that location until his retirement in October 1991.

On Feb. 23, 1975, he married the former Yolande L. Bilodeau of Lewiston. A member of Prince of Peace Parish and a communicant of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Holy Cross Church, he also belonged to the Saints Peter and Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus.

Besides his loving wife, Yolande Roy of Lewiston, he is survived by a brother, Louis and wife, Mary, of Lewiston; sisters-in-law, Joan Roy, Gisele and husband, Roland Durocher, Laurette Bilodeau, and Claudette Bilodeau, all of Lewiston; brother-in-law, Julien and wife, Pauline Bilodeau, of Sabattus; and several nieces and nephews, including a beloved niece, Jane and husband, Gary Dow, of Lewiston.

He was predeceased by a brother, Lionel E. Roy; a brother-in-law, Gerald R. Bilodeau; and a nephew, Matthew L. Roy.

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