Grace D. Roy
NIANTIC, CT – Grace D. Roy, a longtime resident of Niantic, CT, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2017, peacefully in the comfort of her home. Grace was born September 14, 1950, in Van Buren, Maine. She attended Van Buren District Secondary School, graduating in 1968. In 1971, Grace received her degree in nursing from St. Anne’s School of Nursing, in Fall River, MA.
After graduation, Grace moved to Connecticut and began her lifelong career in nursing at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. Grace was a proud employee of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London for the last 40 years in the thoracic unit, retiring from her life’s passion in 2014, earning many commendations and letters of thanks throughout her tenure.
Grace was a dedicated member of the St. Agnes Church parish in Niantic. She also enjoyed knitting, cooking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren, who were everything to her.
Grace is survived by her son, Forrest Elie Andrews of Waterford, and her daughter, Amanda Lorraine Andrews of Niantic. She was also blessed with two grandchildren whom she cherished more than anything, Sarah Grace Andrews and Dylan Elie Andrews. She is also survived by four sisters – Mona Davis, Lucille Castonguay, Joyce Roy, and Linda McGlinn, and two brothers – Carl and Kenneth Roy, all of northern Maine. She was predeceased by her sister, Yvette Dube of Deep River, CT and father and mother, Elie and Germaine (Levasseur) Roy of Van Buren, ME.
Grace’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Benjamin Newton and all the staff at the Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford and Kathy Franco of The Center For Hospice Care, and Amanda would like to express sincere gratitude to Dawn McDermott for the loving care and guidance received at home.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute any donations to the Lawrence + Memorial Volunteer Program.
Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. on July 24 at St. Agnes Church in Niantic, with private burial following. Condolences may be shared on Grace’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com