Bruno Joseph Roch Roy, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Colchester on Sunday, December 6, at the age of 74. Born in Disraeli, Quebec, Canada on September 17, 1946, he was the son of the late Cyrille and Simone Roy.
He came to Connecticut in his early 20’s and started his career as a carpenter, which he continued until his retirement. He had a love for the outdoors. He spent many days at the shore watching the incoming and outgoing boats at the Niantic draw bridge and numerous hours out on his own boats. Along with his love for the ocean, he was an avid saltwater and freshwater fisherman. As far as can be remembered, you would find him at the same fishing hole on the Salmon River on opening fishing day each year. He had the same love for the woods, where he spent so much of his time walking trails and hunting. He shared his love with the ocean and the outdoors with his children. Teaching them how to camp, hook a worm, drive a boat, and the importance of rifle safety. These memories will stay with his children always.
Bruno is survived by his three children, his daughter, Cynthia Hallin and her husband Ryan of Hebron, his daughter, Karen Roy-Guerra and her husband Wesley of Old Lyme, and his son Bryant R. Roy of Colchester. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Alexandria Hallin, Julianna Hallin, and Isabella Hallin of Hebron, Dylan Roy of Vero Beach, Florida, and Xavier Guerra of Old Lyme, a sister Joanne Roy of Quebec, Canada, and three brothers Martin, Gaeton, and Jocelyn of Quebec, Canada.
Bruno will forever be loved and remembered by his family, friends, and all that new him. A celebration of Bruno’s life will be held in the warmer months, in respect of his wishes.