Mary H. Roy
Mary Hamilton Roy of Dennis, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend and teacher, died on March 26, 2017 at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born on July 12, 1957 in Pittsfield. She grew up in Medfield and graduated from Medfield High School class of 1975. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Framingham State College in 1979 and a Masters of Education at Cambridge College in 1995.
Mrs. Roy taught the fifth grade at Chatham Middle School for 23 years. She was loved by her students, their parents and her fellow teachers. Her infectious enthusiasm, boundless energy and sense of humor touched all who knew her, especially her students. She inspired hundreds to thrive, instilling a lifelong love of learning. Mrs. Roy believed in every student’s potential and they continually express their gratitude for the experiences they shared in her classroom.
Mrs. Roy married Richard Roy in 2004. She called Rick the love of her life. Their combined families delighted in their happiness, adventures and generosity.
Mrs. Roy is survived by her husband, Rick; her two children, Jackie and Chris Vollmuth; two stepchildren, Richie and his wife Beth, Becky and her wife Deb; her granddaughter, Emelia; and her five brothers, Michael, Jim, Peter, Paul, Bob and their families. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Grant Hamilton and Ann Cotreau.
A wake will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA 02633 on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 3PM- 8PM. A private service and burial will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Mary H. Roy to the Rotary Club of Chatham Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 436 Chatham MA 02663.
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