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Roger Marcel Roy



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  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Woonsocket, Rhode Island 19 January 1923
Lived in Woonsocket, Rhode Island 29 June 1942

28 Welles Street

Enlisted Providence, Rhode Island 2 November 1942
Died Paso Robles, California 18 January 2010

Roger Marcel Roy passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010 at the age of 86. The eldest son of Adelard Louis Roy and Antoinette Louise Ethier, he was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 19, 1923. He had one brother, Normand Roy who died when he was 17. His sister, Pauline Haas, survives him.

Roger was a veteran of World War II who served his country in the European theater in the Army Air Corps, 416th Bombardment Group, where they participated in many missions over France and Germany including 3 sorties on D-Day. The Group moved to France 90 days after D-Day where they stayed until the end of the war in 1945. He served his country proudly and with quiet dignity.

Roger married the love of his life, Josephine (Josie) Florence Savini, September 18, 1943 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. After the war they lived in Woonsocket, RI until 1947 when they moved with their son, Richard, along with Roger’s sister and parents to California. California was home to four more children, family, numerous pets and many friends. Roger was a teacher by trade and loved children. He worked for many years as a teacher for the Los Angeles City School system at Columbus Jr. High in Canoga Park until retirement in 1980.

Roger loved traveling with his Josie throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean and South America. He felt most at home behind the wheel of his Suburban pulling his travel trailer all around North America.

Roger loved his family and will be greatly missed, especially his signature smile and sense of humor with the uncanny ability to find humor in just about anything. His quick wit will always be remembered.

Buried Paso Robles, California 28 January 2010

Paso Robles District Cemetery
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA Map
Vet Niche C E2


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