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“Fly with The Angels My Dear Friend Till We meet Again ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: LLOYD SHECK - New Bedford, MA

“Lisa, Marlene and Amy, I`m so sorry to hear about your Dad`s passing. He was such a great guy and will be missed.Please know that my thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Delfino - Hudson, MA

“Please accept our condolences on the passing of Mr. JP. It was an honor to have known such a great person and we will truly miss him. May God embrace...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Gloria Mercado - Waltham, MA

“JP will be missed! So sorry for your loss❤ Prayers and Hugs to your family! ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kerri Haynes - Bridgewater, MA

“AmySO sorry about the passing of your Dad he was a great guy who helped so many!Rene ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Rene Mcphail - Waltham, MA

“Our condolences to the family of JP!He was a heck of a good guy and he always made me laugh.God rest his soul!!! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Andrea and Paul James - Lakeland, FL

“My condolences to J.P. s Family. J.P. was a good friend. Though we didn't see each other as much as we used to we still had that bond. Rest In Peace...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Eddy Eaton - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Dear Lisa, Marlene & Amy.It was quite a shock to hear about your father's health problem and even more to hear that he died. What a special friend I...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Father Robert Savoie - Friend

“we are very sorry to hear about the passing of John Paul.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.love Tom&Flo ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tom&Flo Dahlbo - weymouth, MA


Waltham – Mr. John Paul 'JP' Roy, of Waltham, died Monday, September 30, 2019 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 74.

JP was born on October 17, 1944 in Moncton, New Brunswick; JP was one of twelve children born to the late William and Irene (Arsenault) Roy. JP moved to the United States more than fifty years ago, settling in Waltham. Trips 'home' and vacations to Shediac, New Brunswick brought many happy family memories.

JP worked for years as a truck driver for Sears, Roebuck & Co., and after that drove for Harrison Transportation where he made many friends among co-workers and customers. He was often requested as a driver by patrons of the company due to his personable and amiable demeanor.

JP will long be remembered as a kind soul who lived his life full of gratitude. JP was always thankful for the people in his life who helped him along the way, and in turn, he was happiest when he could help others in need. For all that knew JP well, he often spoke the words, "Thank you God", and lived his life appreciating his blessings, while blessing others with his generous and loving spirit.

He leaves behind his children: Lisa L. Keizer (Chris) of Dedham, Marlene I. Bell and Amy M. Caissie (Dennis), all of Waltham; his grandchildren: Alishia Lacourse (Michael), Jake and Ryan Bell, and Joseph, DJ and Julia Caissie; his great-grandchildren: Ella and Landon Lacourse; his siblings: Rita Melanson, Bertha Comeau, Armand Roy, Diane LeBlanc, Regis Roy, Pauline Boudreau, Julia Doucet, all of New Brunswick, Canada, and Roger Roy of Fitchburg and Rose Marie Landry of Rindge, NH.

JP was also a brother of the late Lea Landry and Guillaume Roy.

Family and friends will honor and celebrate JP's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, October 6th from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Boston Food Bank, (www.gbfb.org), 70 South Bay Ave., Boston, MA 02118.