JAY – Bruce D. Roy, 52, a resident of Jay, died very unexpectedly Tuesday, April 7, at his home.

He was born on March 7, 1957, in Farmington, the son of Irenee and Bernadette Roy. He was a 1975 graduate of Jay High School.

On June 30, 1979, he married Nancy Lauzier of Livermore at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay. He worked at the James River, Otis Mill in Jay, presently Wausau Paper Co. for more than 29 years, as a back tender on No. 11 paper machine.

He was a member of PACE International Union now known as the United Steel Workers, Local 11 of Jay also serving as treasurer/recording secretary and president of the Maine Labor Council of the United Steel Workers, secretary/treasurer of Maine AFL-CIO, spending much of his time lobbying for laws to aid and protect working families, working tirelessly promoting the elections of pro-working family politicians.

He was a devoted campaign supporter of Democratic representative Michael Michaud, accompanying him on the campaign trail. He was a charter member and officer of the Western Maine Labor Council and a USW Contract Action Team member.

In August 2008, he was appointed as the emergency response team coordinator for USW District 4 in support of families that are affected by a workplace fatality or a critical injury and in December he was honored by USW District 4 for his activism and advocacy for USW members and their families. He was recently appointed and confirmed to the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board.

He served the town of Jay as a former selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor and was a member of the board of directors for Franklin County Community Action and presently was a member of the board of assessment review for the town of Jay and the Tri-Town Ministerial Fuel Fund of Livermore Falls.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Jay; two daughters, Jessica Dolloff and her husband, Brian, of Dixfield and Joanne Grundy and her husband, Keith, of Chesterville; five grandchildren, Courtney and Britney Grundy and Logan, Isabell and Cooper Dolloff; and a sister, Jane Pulver of Florida.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Donald Roy in 1975; a brother-in-law, Robert Pulver in 1992; and a niece, Brenda Pulver in 1980.

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