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Kathleen Roy

July 28, 1951 — August 22, 2023

Kathleen (Elia) Roy, 72, of Worcester, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by loving family.  She is reunited in Heaven with her son, Anthony Roy, who predeceased her.

Kathleen or “Sissy”, as some knew her, is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, James P. Roy; two daughters, Jessica Roy of Worcester and Maxine Kiwior and her husband Lukasz of Dudley; two sisters, Paula A. Gentile of Worcester, and Madelyn M. Elia of Acushnet; two brothers, Frank R. Elia of Wales, and Sebastien “Tony” Elia of North Grafton; five grandchildren, Liliana, Isabella, Anthony, Richie, and Jesenia; a great grandchild, Oziahz; many nieces and nephews.  She was born in Worcester, daughter of Richard A. and Kathryn (Nardero) Elia, and has lived here all her life.

Kathleen was a teacher’s aide with the Worcester Public Schools, primarily at Thorndyke Road and Belmont Street Schools.  She was also a personal caregiver for several elderly people in the area.  She loved to be with her grandchildren and was a great mother.  Her stunning smile accentuated by bright red lipstick was a trademark of her beauty and the contagiousness of her kindness.  She and James loved hosting close friends and family; especially when showcasing her amazing cooking.

Friends may gather with Sissy’s family at Saint John’s Church, 44 Temple Street, Worcester on Tuesday, September 5, from 10 a.m. until her Memorial Mass begins at 11 a.m.  Followed by entombment beside her son at Notre Dame Mausoleum.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Saint John’s Food for The Poor, 44 Temple Street, Worcester, MA 01604.


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