Conrad H. Roy, 75
Conrad H. Roy, 75, of Mattapoisett died October 18, 2023 after a long illness at home.
He was married to Janice M. (Gaucher) Roy. Born in New Bedford, son of the late R. Marcel and C. Lorraine (Seguin) Roy, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.
Conrad's journey led him through various vocations, with each chapter contributing to a rich and fulfilling life. A proud veteran of the US Navy, he served aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier. At Vaitses Boat Yard, he honed his craft, demonstrating a deep passion for the art of boatbuilding. In the role of carpenter at Sullivan and Foster Construction, he exhibited a keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality. He worked many years running the waterfront operations at Tabor Academy.
The pinnacle of his career was founding Tucker-Roy Marine Towing & Salvage Inc., an endeavor that reflected his love for the sea and maritime operations. Conrad took deep pride in his sons who continue to run the business, a testament to his enduring legacy.
In his later years, he found joy in devising salvage plans and closely monitoring the operation's progress, showcasing his unwavering dedication and passion for the maritime industry.
Conrad was an accomplished sailor, participating (and winning) many races in Buzzards Bay. He loved to sing, especially “Happy Birthday” and “You must have been a beautiful baby" among other show tunes. He had wicked sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh or blush. He especially loved to dazzle family and neighbors with fireworks shows over Mattapoisett harbor.
Conrad leaves behind a remarkable legacy of service, craftsmanship, generosity and a deep love for his family. He will be remembered not only for his professional achievements but also for the lasting impact he had on the lives of those fortunate enough to know him. His memory will forever be cherished by all who had the privilege of sharing in his remarkable journey.
Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Conrad Roy, Jr. of Wareham and Jonathan Roy and his wife Kristen of Rochester; a daughter, Rebecca (Roy) Maki and her husband Matthew of Marion; 3 sisters, Claudette Roy-Viall and her husband Philip of Glocester, RI, Michelle Letendre of New Bedford and Lorraine Roy-Hawkes of Naples, FL; 7 grandchildren, Camdyn Roy, Morgan Roy, Lillian Maki, Tucker Roy, Charles Maki, Ellsea Roy and Henri Roy; his mother-in-law, Constance Gaucher; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
He was the grandfather of the late Conrad H. Roy III.
His visiting hours will be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 4-6 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 23rd at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Conrad's grandson, Conrad H. Roy III, to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.