Mary M. Roy

July 24, 1926 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Mrs. Mary (Marie) Monica (Devaney) Roy, A lifelong resident of Methuen and Lawrence died peacefully on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at home with her husband and son present.

Born and raised in Methuen, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret E. (O’Hearn) Devaney. She attended Methuen public schools through the Searles High School when she left to work in the Pacific Mill in Lawrence during WWII. She worked for many years in the Lawrence mills which also included Reid Meredith, Bolton Emerson and finally working and retiring from Andover Medical Incorporated at several locations. She was originally a member of St. Monica’s parish while in Methuen and then St. Patrick’s in Lawrence. She loved music and dancing in her younger years and met her husband of 67 years at the Commodore Ballroom in Lowell. She also enjoyed the sun, movies, horror and mysteries especially but mostly spending time with her family and friends and sitting on her front steps. She was loved by all.

She is survived by her husband Leonce (Micky) Roy of Lawrence; daughter Maryetta Dixon-Gamache & husband Michael Gamache of Salem, NH; son James Roy of Lawrence; grandson’s Jesse Dixon of Tilton, NH, Jacob Dixon of Barnstead, NH; great grandsons Tyler Dixon of Salem, NH, Brayden Dixon of Salem, NH and Phoenix (little Micky) Dixon of Barnstead, NH; a sister-in-law Theresa Kenney of Methuen; many nieces and nephews and lastly one adoptive daughter like friend Lynda Fortin of New Brunswick. She was predeceased by an older sister Margaret Hollins of Chester, NH; older brothers John, Joseph, Eugene, Thomas and Vincent Devaney of Methuen; and a younger brother Augustine of Methuen.

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