Joseph Andy Roy
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New Hampshire - Born Clarence Andrew Butland on June 11, 1964, to Clarence and Rosemary. He was the middle child with older brother Paul and younger sister Linda. Joseph and Rosemary Roy married in 1969. All of Rosemary's children were adopted by Joe in 1976.
His youth was spent in Amesbury, youth football and baseball. He graduated from Amesbury High School. Andy enlisted in the USAF. Stationed in Homestead Air force base in Florida, then Okinawa Japan. Andy was very much a proud New England sports fan. New England Patriots and Boston Bruins were his favorite.
He leaves behind his daughter Megan T Roy and husband of Puerto Rico. Joseph J Roy, siblings Richard Paul Roy of N.C., Linda Roy Follansbee of Amesbury, Jennifer Roy of N.H. He was "Dad" to Christina (Krysie) Sallese, daughter of former companion, "Beepa" to Julianna Sallese, Krysie's daughter. He is also survived by siblings; Tammy Barry of Seabrook N.H., Dawnne Marie Stevens of Exeter N.H., Robert, Colby, Zachary Butland of Gloucester; dearest friend Betsy Marcoux, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, several cousins. He is predeceased by his mother Rosemary Roy and biological father Clarence Butland.
Krysie and Juliana were the strength by his side during his illness. He loved being Juliana's "Beepa" she was the sunshine on his cloudy days. He loved Juliana with all his heart.
Andy's wishes were to be cremated. There will be a celebration of his life on November 9, from 11 to 3 at the Winners Circle 211 Elm St Salisbury MA. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Amedisys Hospice Inc. Attn: Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge LA 70816, Make checks payable to Amedisys Foundation.
Published on November 1, 2019


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Linda Howard
Nov 11, 2019
My sincerest condolences to Andy's family and friends . I had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time in June of this year. I would see him on occasion at my brother's house as we worked to get my brother moved. He was always such a happy guy and his love for his family shone through in our conversations. I got to spend spend time at the Patriot's opener tailgate party with him where he brought lots of laughter to share.
Andy may you rest in eternal peace. God must have needed a special angel to have taken you so soon. You will be deeply missed.
Jonathan Westfield
Nov 08, 2019
When you are young,you are with your family being molded into who you will be.When you wandered out,doing what you became,We were lucky you came out to the North Shore to spend time with friends and extended family.You were there during some hurdles in my life but more celebrations than you probably realized.I thank you for our friendship and will meet you again in heaven,or we'll just have to take over Hell. You went back to your family in the end,all in the right order of things.
Jill Kinney
Nov 02, 2019
I went to school with Andy and had alot great memories growing up together.He was a warm loving kind person and always talking about how much he loved his granddaughter.I very greatful we spent my Birthday together.He will be sadly missed he is a beautiful angle now.