Katherine L. Dubia Roy

ATHOL — Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Katherine L. “Kay” Dubia Roy, 94, of Unity Avenue, who died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The Rev. Dr. Megan Leary of the Orange Central Congregational Church officiated and family members offered words of remembrance. Following the service, a reception was held at the Franco-American Club in Athol.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

ATHOL — Katherine “Kay” Dubia Roy, more lovingly known as Mom, Gram, and May-May, peacefully passed away in her sleep at home in the early hours of Oct. 25, 2017, surrounded by her family. She recently celebrated her 94th birthday on Oct. 8.

Kay was born in 1923 in Albany, N.Y., to Florence Olcott and Clarence Dubia. At age 2, her mother died and she was orphaned, having never known her father.

While the beginning of her life was far from ideal, she spent the majority of her adult life surrounded by people that loved her deeply and she loved deeply in return. Family was extremely important to her, and she was lucky to have the opportunity to live with all of her close family members at one point or another.

Although small in stature, Kay was feisty and full of life, and always had to have the last word. When she was younger, she regularly went out dancing on the weekends with her husband, Arthur.

Kay enjoyed playing cards, which she frequently cheated at, had an endless sweet tooth and appreciated a clean kitchen, as well as spending time with her cats and her beloved corgi, “Ted E. Bear.”

She continues to be loved by her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Janet Roy; her grandchildren, Sonya and Jeff Davis, and Eric and Elissa Roy; and her great-granddaughter, Dannielle Roy and her fiancé Chris O’Leary, whom she claimed as her own great-grandson.

Kay is predeceased by her mother, father, son and husband, joining them in heaven.

A calling hour will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the North Quabbin Regional Animal Control, c/o Athol Police, 280 Exchange St., Athol, MA 01331, as she took great comfort in every animal companion she was blessed to have.

Interment in South Cemetery, Orange, will be private.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

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