In Branford, April 24, 2003, A. Richard Roy, 76, formerly of Still Hill Rd., Hamden, husband of the late Elizabeth Blake Roy, father of Cynthia Roy Mercado and her husband, Orlando, of Hamden, Katherine Roy Barakos of Meriden and David J. Roy and his wife Laura of Tolland, brother of, Justice William Roy, NY Supreme Court, of Syracuse, NY, Thomas Roy of Simsbury and John Roy of Westbrook and three grandchildren, Matthew Mercado, Christopher and Colleen Roy. Born in Middletown, May 12,1926 a son of the late Albert & Ellen Roy. He was a WWII Veteran of the Army Air Corp. A graduate of Trinity College and UConn School of Pharmacy, after graduation he worked with his father as a pharmacist at the former family owned Colonial Pharmacy in Farmington. He later was employed for 27 years at SNET and retired in 1984 as a safety supervisor. He was a member of the Republican Town Committee of Hamden, the Hamden Fish and Game Club, Hammonasset Fly Fishing Association and Hamden Single Bridge Group. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita Church at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call Friday (TODAY) from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Cindy, I am deeply sorry to read of your father\’s passing. You may remember me from Blue Cross – but more importantly my sister Alice worked with your dad at SNET. Alice thought very highly of your dad and of you. She passed away 2 years ago very quickly. They shared many good times at SNET and now together in Heaven. Hope you are well. Peace, Al Mignone

  2. Dick was always a gentleman, generous and knew how to treat a lady… He used to drive all the way from Hamden to Torrington to see me. I thought his big fun was trap shooting and bridge. We celebrated my 50th birthday at the Yankee Pedlar Inn in Torrington; he assured me life would be better after turning 50. We drank a champagne toast to life. A very charming, sweet man who made me feel good about myself. I was glad to have met him and pleased he was part of my life. We had some fun times! Dick was most proud of his family and spoke highly of his children. My condolences to his son, David and family. I\’m glad to have known Dick.

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