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Gertrude Mary Roy 04/05/2016

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Gertrude Mary Roy, 95, of North Attleboro passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her devoted family.

She was the beloved wife of Arthur Roy for 23 years until his death in 1975.

Born October 23, 1920 in Lynn, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Celeste (Bourque) Saulnier.

Gertrude grew up in Lynn and moved to North Attleboro at the age of 12.  She worked at her family’s seafood restaurant, the Fish & Chip Snackery, in North Attleboro and also worked at various jewelry companies in the area.  She was a supervisor at Augat-Pylon in Attleboro, a lead assembler at Hoechst Ceramtec in Mansfield and worked at Plainville Stock.

She was also a Red Cross Aide during World War II.

Gertrude loved to knit and crochet.  She made doilies, afghans and knitted hats for servicemen overseas.  She also loved to bake.

She was a longtime active member of Sacred Heart Church in North Attleboro where she was a member of St. Ann’s Sodality and served as a Eucharistic Minister.  She was devoted to her family and was active in many of her children’s activities including volunteering for the North Attleboro High School band when her daughters were members.  Gertrude also loved to travel and made several trips with Sacred Heart Church to places like the Vatican and Lourdes and also many trips with her family across the United States.

She is survived by four children and their spouses: Arthur W. Roy, Jr. and wife Jeanne of Ocala, FL and previously of Plainville, Paula H. Thayer and husband Henry III of Wakefield, RI, Joanne D. Gibney and husband Michael of South Attleboro and Patricia A. Lamothe and husband Donald of Spencer and previously of North Attleboro;

7 grandchildren: Audrey Scott and husband Brian, Henry H. Thayer IV, Christopher G. Gibney and wife Alysha, Gary R. Pelissier II and wife Jessica, Geoffrey R. Pelissier and wife Kelly, Jonathan D. Lamothe and wife Samantha and Benjamin J. Lamothe;

8 great-grandchildren: Grace, Abrielle, Madelyn, Ashley, Kelsey, Lauren, Kiran and Jacob;

A sister Helene Joubert of Attleboro.

She was predeceased by siblings Arthur Saulnier, Esther Pinsonnault, Catherine St. Jean, Dennis Saulnier, Jr. and Albert Saulnier;

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 7 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, April 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church Street, North Attleboro at 10 o’clock.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Madonna Manor Activities Fund, 85 North Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or St. Mary-Sacred Heart School, 57 Richards Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760.


#17 Jeannette Brousseau 2016-04-07 20:22
Our deepest sympathy from the family of Jeannette(Colla rd) Brousseau an old friend or Gertrude's from North Attleboro.
#16 Lisa Beaulieu 2016-04-07 20:13
Pat, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a nice person. I'm glad I had the pleasure to know her and work with her. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this most difficult time.
#15 Arlene Fiore 2016-04-07 16:26
Our deepest sympathies and prayers to you Arthur, Paula, Patti and Joanne and to your families as well. She led a full and happy life with all of you. Take comfort in that. Now she is with your dear dad and the rest of the family! They will comfort you from above. My Love and blessings - Arlene/Richard and family.
#14 Denise & Dave Heath 2016-04-07 14:08
Dear Jeanne and Arthur,
We are so sorry for you loss. Our deepest sympathies.
Denise and Dave
#13 Jill Metters Horan 2016-04-07 12:49
To Aurthor and Jeanne, Gary, Jess & the entire family,

Sending heartfelt sympathies and prayers durning this very difficult time.
#12 LOU HEBERT 2016-04-07 01:07
#11 Elaine Saulnier 2016-04-06 23:44
Rest in peace, Aunt Gert. Thank you for giving us the example of a life lived in all its fullness. To Arthur, Joanne, Paula and Patty: I wish I could be with you to celebrate your Mom's life and to lay her to rest. I am with you in spirit. I am so sorry for your loss.

With loving sympathy, Elaine
#10 Dolores Lussier 2016-04-06 19:38
My thoughts to the Roy and Joubert families.
The one thing I will always remember is how she brought up four children alone for so many years. Uncle Arthur had died so young. She always said that she had a wonderful life and had no complaints. Her positiveness what a great example for me. Aunt Noo will be missed.
#9 Terry Guertin 2016-04-06 14:49
To The Roy & Joubert Families,
Jerry had fond memories of Gert growing up together on Lincoln Court, and was especially happy to spent time with her at Helene's 90th birthday celebration. My deepest condolences and know my prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Terry
#8 Donna Dickerman 2016-04-06 14:29
Pat and Don, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be strong with cherished memories. (Motorola/Codex )
#7 Daniel Holland 2016-04-06 14:20
Arthur and Jeanne,
So sad to hear that your mom pass away. She was a great woman with a lively spirit. I Will miss her.
Love you both,
#6 Terry Guertin 2016-04-06 13:58
To The Roy & Joubert Famlies,
Jerry had many fond memories of Gert growing up together on Lincoln Court, and was especially happy to have seen her at Helene's 90th birthday party. My deepest sympathy to you all and know that you are in my prayers. Love, Terry
#5 Tricia Thayer 2016-04-06 13:16
MY thoughts are with you at this difficult time, both a celebration of a life well lived, and sadness at its end.
#4 Joan Lallier 2016-04-06 12:44
Be at peace Aunt Gurt. After a beautiful full life.
May God comfort each of you as you meet each new tomorrow.
We share your sorrow.

With love and prayers, your cousin
Joan & George Lallier & family
#3 Denise Ponsonnault 2016-04-06 11:30
How my heart is heavy at your loss!!! My tears and prayers are with you!!!!
#2 Carolyn Lees 2016-04-06 01:37
Gertrude, I did not know you well, but I know your son, Arthur. You did a good job raising your children as evidenced by Arthur's kindness, and respectfulness.
I see by your beautiful smile, and laughing eyes that you enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. I know you will be missed, but I also know you are now with Jesus and all your loved ones who went home before you.
#1 Deborah Bouchard 2016-04-05 22:06
My deepest condolences on the loss of this dear lady.
It was a pleasure to have met and to have her as part of our big family.
Love Deb

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