BLANDFORD – Gary Lee Roy, 66, of Blandford, MA passed away on March 19, 2023 at his home. Gary was born April 19, 1956 to Reynold and Lucille Roy. Gary graduated in 1974 from Westfield Vocational High School where he studied carpentry. After high school Gary entered the Air Force in 1975 where he was stationed in Merced California and was a heavy equipment operator. Gary returned to Westfield in 1978 and was employed as a Carpenter. He began a long career at the Springfield Bulk Mail facility in the early 1980’s where he ultimately achieved the position of master mechanic and was a shop steward for several years. He retired in 2011 with over 30 years of service. In his retirement years he returned to his initial profession of carpentry. Gary loved spending time with his family including snowmobile trips to Maine, Nascar races and sibling trips to the islands. He married Jane Horak on June 4, 1988 in Westfield, MA.
Gary is survived by Jane, his stepson David, his mother Lucille Roy of Massachusetts, his four siblings Karen Roy of Maryland, Deborah Vicari and husband Sal from Connecticut, Reynold Roy Jr. and Joan from Virginia and Brian Roy and Kristine from North Carolina, his sisters-in-law Alice Surico and Carol Kylis, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Gary was predeceased by his stepson John. He enjoyed watching Nascar, was a big Red Sox fan and loved tinkering in his garage with his many toys.
His wake will be held on Friday the 24th from 10-11:30 at Firtion Adams at 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085. A funeral mass will be held at noon in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Rd., Westfield. Burial will be private at a later date. www.firtionadams.com