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Rolland Roy, 98

Rolland Francis Roy, 98, of Pownal, VT died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at his home. He was born in North Adams, MA on June 20, 1922 a son of the late Calix “Chick” Roy and Edith (Trombley) Roy. He attended schools in North Adams. He was employed at W.R. Grace in Adams, MA for over 40 years. He was a decorated veteran in the US Army during WWII. Rolland reached the rank of Sergeant with Company B-110th Infantry Regiment and was involved in the invasion of France on D-Day and was wounded in the battle of Saint-Lo France. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.

Mr. Roy was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes in Pownal and also attended Sts Patrick and Raphael in Williamstown, MA and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams, MA. He was a member of the Clarksburg VFW and the Williamstown American Legion where he was a member of the honor guard. Rolland also was a former member of the South Pownal Volunteer Fire Department and loved Golfing and bowling.

Mr. Roy married the former Carmelina Maria Roffinoli on February 8, 1947 in the St. Patrick’s Church in Williamstown. She died on December 28, 2010. Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Roy- Kittler and her husband, Arthur of North Adams, a son, Peter A. Roy and his wife, Christine of Holyoke, MA as well as his grandchildren; Peter A. Roy and his wife Andrea, Keith M. Roy and his wife Stephanie, Nicholas L. Roy and Alyson R. Kittler and great grandchildren; Viktoria Roy, Olivia Roy and Owen Roy and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his companion Pauline Ellsworth. Mr. Roy was predeceased by three brothers; George, Donald and Lionel Roy and four sisters; Rita Styczynski, Exilda Suprenant, Beatrice Pierce, and Melva Hoynoski.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service and burial with full military honors for Rolland Roy will be held Saturday November 28, 2020 at 10AM at Eastlawn Cemetery. The service will be broadcast live on Flynn & Dagnoli Facebook please visit Facebook and "Like" the page. Memorial donations may be made to Pownal Recue Squard or to the South Pownal Fire Department in care of the Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Dear Family and Friends of Rolland,
I am sorry to hear of his passing. We knew him and his wife as Pownal neighbors and friends through the Roffinoli family. My husband Bruce went to Buxton School and he was a great friend to the Roffinol's who were caretakers in the 50's and 60's at Buxton. We went to their house many times. Very friendly and caring people. Learned to garden take care of trees with their expert advice. Bruce enjoyed visiting with them whenever he could. Good memories. RIP Rolland. You were a great asset to the Color Guard and never forgot your Army Veterans. Thank you for serving our country.
Deepest Sympathy,
Caroline Martel
Pownal, VT
from: Caroline Martelon: 11-23-2020

With our deepest sympathy to Rollandís family. He was a dear friend and loved by all who knew him. He will truly be missed. Iíll not forget the great times we spent together.
from: Joe Bushikaon: 11-23-2020

Now I know why we were talking about him a little while ago. I'll always remember our times at plant functions with your parents. Always a good time. Now he is with Carm and both of them will be "living"the life and playing golf. My condolences to you and your family.
from: LEDA GIROUXon: 11-23-2020

Barb, Pete and your families: May you find peace in the wonderful memories with you are left.
from: Pauletteon: 11-23-2020

Barb, Art and family,
Iím sorry for your loss of such a sweet man. I hope your memories can console you during this difficult time.
from: Dawn Luskin Carrieron: 11-21-2020

To the Roy family and to you Pauline. I will miss seeing him at church with his smile and hello. I know he is in a better place and someday we will meet again. My condolences to all , Roland was a gentlemen.
from: Edward Morandion: 11-21-2020

Barb, Peter & families,
I have wonderful memories of all the time I spent at your home spanning so many years. Your Mom & Dad were very special to me. They treated me like family and I love them both. I know how proud you are of your Dadís Military Service as you should be. And most of all he was a wonderful Dad. I am sorry that I wonít be able to attend his service but I will watch on Facebook. Love, Bev
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