Grandma and her flower gardens
Shirley D. Roy
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 27, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 13, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    N. Scituate, Rhode Island, United States
Let the memory of Shirley be with us forever and her legacy of love continue in all of the lives she has touched.

Shirley D. Roy, 86 went home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2015.
Born in Johnston, RI she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Auora (Derousier) Rohrig and had lived on William Henry Road in North Scituate since 1938.
She was the wife of Robert E. Roy, Senior of North Scituate RI. They were married for 67 years. Besides her husband, she leaves her son Robert E. Roy, Jr of North Scituate and his wife Jan Dion Roy, her son in law Bruce Chadwick of Cameron NC, and she was the mother of the late Gladys Mae Chadwick. She leaves a sister Jean Schaarschmidt and her husband Paul Schaarschmidt of Richmond RI; and a brother Raymond Rohrig and his wife Georgette Rohrig of Plainfield, CT. She was pre-deceased by her sister Janet Brown. She was the grandmother of Betty Calcagni of West Warwick, RI; Michael Roy of Homer, AK; Aimee Erhardt of Tempe AZ; David Chadwick of Pawtucket, RI; Benjamin Chadwick of Warwick RI; Wendy Chadwick of Las Vegas NV; and Benjamin Fontes of North Scituate. She had 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Known to many people as “Aunt Shirley” she was an active participant at Scituate Advent Christian Church in Scituate, RI. She was a prayer warrior, praying for her friends and family. Shirley was known for her ability to cook, and her ability to can foods. She was a woman of simple pleasures, enjoying nature, growing vegetables and flowers and watching the birds and the butterflies. She was known for her music, playing piano and singing.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Benjamin Chadwick on 13th January 2016

"Shirley Roy was a very special person.   She was a loving, caring, wonderful woman.  A prayer warrior,  with a beautiful singing voice.  A talented baker and cook.  A mother, a mentor, and a friend to anyone who crossed her path.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  What a blessing it was for me to have spent 38 years with her in my life.  I still miss you grandma.   Tell mom I said hello.   Can't wait to see you both again someday. I love you.❤"

This tribute was added by Sally Tinkham on 13th January 2016

"Bob and Shirley Roy were two of my favorite people when I lived in North Scituate many years ago. Shirley was always kind and caring. One of my favorite memories was swimming in their pool with our young children. I have never seen anyone, then or now, that could float so still on the water for so long-it was like she was asleep on the water. They were very active in the Advent Christian Church since it was built by Rev. Bob Justice. I know Shirley is still looking over her loved ones and friends as she will always be in their hearts."

This tribute was added by Tammy Chadwick on 14th August 2015

"Just stopping in to say I miss you Grandma Roy. I just lost my Daddy on the 7th of August. I had a dream of you the very next morning. We were sitting on your lawn just talking and laughing. That was it. That was my dream. I know you came to me to let me know it's going to be okay! Love and miss your beautiful smile. Xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Dawn Justice Byrne on 25th January 2015

"I haven't seen Shirley in over 25 years, but she used to watch after me as a child sometimes, when my parents needed help. I remember hanging out at her house talking, playing the piano... We'd talk about books and things.  What I'll remember the most, and what I really admired about her,  is that she treated me like a person, not like a child, always with care and respect.  Rest in peace, Mrs Roy. <3"

This tribute was added by Michael Roy on 24th January 2015

"Love you grandma. You will truly be missed but we will see you again."

This tribute was added by Benjamin Chadwick on 22nd January 2015

"I will always remember spending time with Grandma, whether it was baking, playing piano, swimming, picking vegetables or flowers in the garden, or simply talking together.  She always had the right words to say, the right verse of Scripture, or the time to sit and pray about whatever was going on. I will miss those times together, but I know she is in a much better place.

Love you Grandma!"

This tribute was added by Aimee Erhardt on 22nd January 2015

"Love you Grandma!"

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Aimee Erhardt


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