RUMFORD – Dorothy Roy, 78, of Strafford Avenue, Rumford, passed away at the Rumford Community Home on June 6, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born on Oct. 27, 1930, in Houlton, to Phillip and Hilda Daigle. She was the youngest of seven children. At the age of 8, she moved from Houlton to Mexico, where she eventually became the captain of the Mexico Girls High School Basketball Team, and graduated from Mexico High School, Class of 1949. She married Leonard Roy on July 27, 1953. She enjoyed making home cooked meals, and spending time with her family.

Dot loved gardening in her beautiful perennial flower gardens. She was very proud to be a grandmother, and spent a lot of her time after her grandchildren’s school activities and sports. She also enjoyed traveling to Florida, with her husband to visit family and attend Boston Red Sox spring training games. She loved all animals, including her long time pet cat named Margaret, better known as “Bug Bug.” She loved having tea and shopping with Aunt Jean.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Debra Roy of Vassalboro, Lenny and Terri Roy of Falmouth, Wendy Skaff of Cape Coral, Fla., Sandra and Ed Desrochers of South Paris, and Mark Roy of North Windham; five grandchildren, whom she cherished dearly, Michael Dugas, Kristi Dugas, Chelsea Skaff, Jacob Skaff and Brandon Skaff; also, many brothers and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend and sister-in-law, Barbara Doherty.

She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Margaret Soucey-Binette, Patrick Daigle, Francis Daigle, Herbert Daigle, Charlie Daigle and Pearl Vaschon.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Rumford Community Home and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, who will always hold a special place in our hearts.

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