Irene Roy

BAYONET POINT, Fla. — Irene (Tanguay) Roy, 66, of Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Raymond, passed away on Dec. 16, 2010 surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.
She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 16, 1944, a daughter of Albert and Yvonne (Dulac) Tanguay. She attended local schools prior to joining the workforce. She worked at several occupations, the most recent employers being Roy’s Driving School for approximately 10 years, then the Maine Turnpike Authority for the following 10 years.
On Aug. 12, 1967, she married the love of her life, Omer Roy, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lewiston. Together, they worked and raised their daughter, Kim, in Raymond, and resided there for 28 years prior to retiring to Florida.
Irene was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Sabattus, the Montagnard Snowshoe Club and in her younger years was a member of the local Roller Skating Club at the Rollerdrome in Auburn. She loved traveling, enjoyed gambling at the slot machines and playing cards. She organized a cribbage league in New Port Richey, Fla. She was known as a “social butterfly,” who loved conversing with everyone she met.
Irene is survived by her husband of 43 years, Omer Roy; her daughter, Kim Kunkel of Scarborough; a granddaughter; her brother, Robert Tanguay of Lewiston; her two sisters, Cecile Sampson and Doris Pelletier, both of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Roland, Armand and Antonio Tanguay; and her sisters, Gilberte Tanguay and Jeannine Bellavance.
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Visitation was held at Fortin Funeral Home in Lewiston on Sunday, Dec. 26. A funeral was on Monday, Dec. 27, at Holy Family Church followed by committal services at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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