Dennis was born in Keene, the son of Jaclyn H (Horton) Taylor and the late Adonias “Dennis” Roy on July 3, 1953. He was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School, class of 1971.
Dennis worked at both MPB and Cole Morgan for many years as a machinist. He also worked at Winchester Roll Products from 1986 until 1991, and at Innovative Machine Products for nineteen years before retiring in 2010.
He enjoyed motorcycles, Frisbee, camping, cribbage, his dogs, and watching Red Sox games with his mother. One of his fondest memories was traveling across country on his Harley in 2004.
Mr. Roy is survived by his mother, Jaclyn H (Horton) Taylor of Winchester, and his children Danielle Roy and her significant other Rick Meleski of Winchester, Jeremy Roy, and his fiancé Tina Garland of Milford, and William Roy and his significant other Samantha Hoskins of Whitingham, Vt. He is also survived by his siblings Diana Salonen and her husband Greg of Winchester, Debra Parsons of Winchester, and Herbert Taylor and his wife Joan of Swanzey. Additionally, he is survived by his grandchildren: Tyler, Kaylyn, Tessa, Reiss, Payten, Bayleigh, Rowan, Daniella, Briella, and Parker; and his great-grandchildren Karson, Marlie, Rhea, and Isabella. In addition, he leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends. He was pre-deceased by his father Adonias “Dennis” Roy, his step-father Wesson Taylor Sr.; his siblings David Taylor, Wesson “Jimmy” Taylor, Eugene Taylor, and Lillian (Taylor) Bailey; and his brothers-in-law Gene Parsons and Ronald Bailey.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on July 25, 2020, at 10 am in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester. Flowers will gladly be accepted, however, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Dennis M. Roy to:
Keene Serenity Center
34 Mechanic Street
Keene, NH 03431 and/or
The United Church of Winchester
RE: Quiet Healing Support Group
99 Main Street, Winchester, NH 03470.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester Street, West Swanzey, NH 03469. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com