1937 – 2018
Quinebaug, CT – Antonia “Nina” (Celona) Roy, 80, of Norman Ave, died Saturday morning at home, March 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Leo J. Roy. Born in Fitchburg, MA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (Drago) Celona. Nina was a graduate of the Fitchburg High School class of 1955.
On July 2, 1961, in Fitchburg, MA, in St. Anthony Church, she was united in marriage to Leo J. Roy. Mrs. Roy worked for many years as the chef at the Daughters of the Holy Spirit convent in Putnam. Nina was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Quinebaug volunteer fire department, and enjoyed cooking, knitting, and doing crafts.
Nina is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Leo J. Roy; two sons, Jay L. Roy of Putnam and Gary Roy and his wife Christine of Dudley, MA; a daughter, Donna Marie Turner and her husband Kevin of Webster, MA; a brother, John Celona and his companion Cindy Dean of Cumberland, RI; five grandchildren, Adam, James, Matthew, Vanessa, and Kaycee Roy, two great grandchildren Hannah and Regan Marie Roy, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Chaplin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Nina on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Nina’s name may be made to the Quinebaug Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 144. Quinebaug, CT 06262. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.