Joseph Raymond Roy Jr., 75, of Meredith passed away peacefully at his home on August 22nd, 2019.
Joe was born in Gloversville, New York on January 16th, 1944 to the late Lucia May (D’Errico) Roy and Joseph Raymond Roy Sr. Joe grew up in the West End of Gloversville and graduated from Gloversville High School. He then went on to earn a degree in Marketing from Quinnipiac University.
Joe worked in the wood products industry for most of his career. First at Pratt Read in Ivoryton, Connecticut until he was transferred to Allen Rogers Limited in 1986. There he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing and later became General Manager. At the time of his passing, he was working as a Marketing Consultant for Kemp Enterprises in Farmington, Maine.
Joe is survived by his wife Jackie Henry Roy and their four children. Jonathan and his wife Ellen of Hamden, Connecticut, Captain Tammy Muckenfuss of Wiesbaden, Germany, Lt. Col. Michael Roy and his wife Ashley of Kathleen, Georgia, and Mary Roy Desharnais and husband Rick of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Joe had 12 grandchildren, Brittany and Jaxon Roy, Devon Tousignant, Paige Halsey, Gabrielle and Henry Cole Muckenfuss, Victoria, Ethan, Christain, Addeline and Kaitlyn Roy, and Ryder Desharnais. He is also survived by his brother Anthony and wife Deborah of Orlando, Florida, sister Sandra Hoagboon and husband Robert of Johnstown, New York, by one Aunt, Edith D’Errico and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Joe was a lifelong sports enthusiast who instilled his love of all sports in his children and grandchildren. Joseph made extraordinary efforts to attend all his children's sporting and special events all over the country. He was a die hard New York Giants Fan, an avid reader and a lifelong list maker.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31st at 11 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Route 25 in Meredith, New Hampshire, with interment immediately following in the Memorial Garden. At the conclusion of services, those wishing to pay their respects to the family are also invited to a celebration of Joe’s life from 1-3 PM at Hart’s Turkey Farm in Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Meredith Public Library Building Fund, PO Box 601 Meredith, NH 03253 or to the Friends of Meredith Parks and Recreation’s Skate Park Fund, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith NH 03253.