Alice O. Roy

Sparta /
| 30 Mar 2021 | 01:29

    Alice O. Roy passed away peacefully Sunday night, March 21, 2021, in her family home, with her beloved husband of 68 years, John L. Roy, and family by her side. She was 89.

    She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Omohundro, in 2014.

    She leaves behind her husband, John; sister, Virginia Raynor; children, Paul Roy, Richard Roy, Marie Caroline Roy, and Charlie Roy; daughter-in-law, Katica Roy; grandchildren, Bruno, Justine, Kellie, Juliette, Erin, Henry and Annabel; and great-grandchildren, Riley and Jackson. She passed away the same day as her husband John’s beloved sister, Francoise Turgeon, age 97.

    Like Lou Gehrig said at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, her husband, John, says, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth” to have spent most of his life with Alice.

    Alice and John moved to Sparta, N.J., in 1963. She became well known around town during her work at Midlantic Bank on Main Street and then later as a classroom assistant at the Alpine School. Alice had a beautiful smile and was always pleasant, cheerful and quick to laugh – a really hard, loud, joyous laugh. She remained pleasant and kept smiling even during the past 10 years with Alzheimer’s. She supported her children and grandchildren attending endless events including plays, birthdays, and athletic events, and there was plenty of babysitting and hosting holidays and family meals in her home. She was especially well known for her cooking skills and made the very best apple pie.

    The family requests that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association ( Other expressions of sympathy may be made however you wish.

    Visitation was held March 26 at Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, N.J. A Funeral Mass was held March 27 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Sparta. Interment followed at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Green Township, N.J.