SCARBOROUGH – Leonard Andrew Roy, 92, a lifelong Rumford resident, passed away Jan. 11, 2019, at Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.


Born in 1926 in Beecher Falls, Vt., to Eloi Roy and Melanie Johnson Roy, Leonard graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. At age 17, he enlisted in the Navy and was deployed on the USS Intrepid, serving in the Pacific theater during WWII. Following an honorable discharge, he completed a degree in Electrical Engineering at Catholic University in Washington, DC.

Leonard married Joyce C. Buotte of Rumford in 1952. He worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Rumford Paper mill for 41 years, retiring in 1991.

Leonard was a native French speaker and devout Catholic. He pursued hobbies including volunteering, sailing, skiing and travel – culminating in a cruise circumnavigating South America in 2011.

Leonard is predeceased by his wife, Joyce; sisters Flora Roy and Estelle Roy St. Jacques, brother Edward Roy, brothers/sisters-in-law Marc St. Jacques, Jean Buotte Mercier, Hugh and June Buotte MacFarlane; and nephew Paul St. Jacques.

Survivors include daughter Michelle Roy, son-in-law Chris Sondreal and grandson Theo of Seattle, Wash.; brothers/sisters-in-law Walter and Gloria Buotte of Rumford Center, Joseph and Audrey Buotte Poirier of Dalton, Mass. and Connie Roy of Lady Lake, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook and share memories with the family at

Funeral services will be private and held at the family’s convenience. Interment in the spring will be in St John Cemetery in Rumford. Arrangements are under the direction of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME 3 Franklin St., Rumford, Maine.

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