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Norman David Roy

Bath, N.H. — Norman David Roy, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Woodsville, N.H., April 27, 1944, a son of Elie O. and Germaine (Lamarre) Roy. Norman was a 1962 graduate of Woodsville High School, and later attended the New Hampshire Technical School in Manchester where he graduated in 1966 with an Associates Degree in Industrial Electricity. He began work as a design draftsman for Public Service of New Hampshire, and later returned to Bath where he joined Royal Electric, a partnership started by his brothers, Philip and Richard. Norman served as office and operations manager of the firm until his retirement in 2003.

He was a member of the Pine Grove Grange of Bath, a Cub Scout Den Leader, Little League Coach, 4–H Leader, and former member of the Haverhill Cooperative School District Budget Committee. Norman was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Woodsville, and member of the Board and former Vice President of Wells River Savings Bank, Wells River, VT. He enjoyed his grandchildren and family, as well as hunting, fishing, traveling.

He married the former Joyce Laundre on June 28, 1969.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Joyce (Laundre) Roy of Bath; two children, Jo-Ann Roy of Sunapee, and her special friend, Daymond Steer of Tamworth, N.H., and Shawn Roy and wife, Kelley of Bath; two grandchildren, Austin and Jillian Roy of Bath; nine siblings, Irene Guilmette and husband, Alan of Milford, Conn., Patrick E. Roy and wife, Barbara of Putnam, Conn., Roger O. Roy and wife, Mary Jane of West Haven, Conn., Ann-Marie Dauphinais and husband Eugene of Lebanon, N.H., Bernard S. Roy and wife Betty Ann of Newbury, Vt., Camille L. Roy and wife Melissa of North Haverhill, Philip J. Roy and wife Patricia of Woodsville, Richard M. Roy and wife Sandra of Woodsville, and Clement M. Roy of Woodsville; a sister-in-law, Peggy Cole of Bath; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Louise Forcier and Rita Lackie; and five brothers, Fernand J., Martin L., Paul E., Victor A., and Ernest A. Roy.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Father Jeffrey Statz officiating. Burial will follow in the Bath Village Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, N.H. 03561.

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Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.