1946 – 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Roger A. Roy, 67, of Auburn, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep while vacationing with his family in Florida on Thursday, April 24.

Roger was born in Lewiston on Oct. 11, 1946, to the late Laureat and Irene (Brillant) Roy. He attended Auburn schools and completed his education while serving in the U.S. Army. Roger was a proud veteran who served his country in Vietnam and later was in the U.S. Army Reserve 619th Transportation Division for many years.

Roger’s professional journey in the transportation industry began at Neil’s Transport many years ago, eventually coming to an end after retiring from Poland Spring Water Transportation in January 2012, after 26 years. He was a longtime member of William J. Rogers American Legion Post 153 and the VFW in Auburn.

Roger was the ultimate family man and his strength, wisdom and sense of humor was an inspiration to many. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Roger was passionate about restoring old cars and drag racing, but of course family always came first for him. He loved spending time with his grandsons and playing cards with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Claudette Roy, of Auburn; daughter, Lisa Forbush and husband, Andy, of Auburn; son, Brian Roy and wife, Miranda, of New Gloucester; grandsons, Alex Richards and Benjamin Forbush; stepgrandsons, Dolor and Noah Smith; brothers, Omer Roy and Armand Roy and wife, Janet; sister, Lucy Martel; and his goldendoodle, Maggie.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rita Deschamps; sister-in-law, Irene Roy; brother-in-law, Bernard Martel; and his in-laws, Joseph and Florence St. Pierre.

Roger’s passing will leave a void in all our lives. He was the best husband, father and grandfather that anyone could have ever wished for. We will love him forever.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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