Jacques Jean Roy, 68, of Broad Brook, CT peacefully passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Quebec on September 28, 1951 to the late Gerard and Marie (Beaudoin) Roy, he moved to the U.S. on his 18th birthday in 1969.
Jacques was a very compassionate, social, and quick-witted man who loved everyone, and that love was reciprocated by all that knew him. He was a very active and dependable person, always helping family and friends whenever in need. Jacques modeled a strong work ethic which he instilled in his children. When Jacques was not working or helping others, he enjoyed time with family and friends, playing pickleball, long weekend trips to Maine and yearly vacations to Florida. A cherished pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and watching them in their various activities.
Jacques is survived by his loving wife of over 45 years Helene (Arel) Roy. He leaves behind his sons, Kevin Roy and his wife, Dianna, and Patrick Roy and his wife, Nancy, both from South Windsor, CT; brothers Michel Roy, Gilles Roy, Jean Charles Roy, Rejean Roy and Vincent Roy; sisters Louise Roy and Pierette Pruneau; and four deeply adored grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Joseph, Lucy and Jake Roy. In addition to his parents, Jacques is predeceased by his brother Claude Roy.
Burial for Jacques will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery - Mausoleum, 1 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield at 11am. Social distancing will be observed; face coverings are required. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to CT Children’s Medical Foundation: 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106. https://connecticutchildrensfoundation.org/
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