1932 – 2019
Thompson – Rosanna (Sisson) Royer, 86, of Thompson Rd. passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in her home. She was born December 20, 1932 in Olean, N.Y., daughter of the late Gaylord and Rosanna (Green) Sisson. She married Eugene Royer in 1951. He passed away in 2001.
She was a homemaker and lived in Thompson for 38 years. She collected keys and spoons, and enjoyed genealogy, and playing the piano and organ.
Rosanna is survived by her son, Eugene L. Royer, Jr. and his wife Kandi of Cartersville, GA; her daughters, Karen Hartley and her husband Bruce of Sun City, AZ, Pamela Martin and her husband Kevin of Dayville, CT, and Lori Hatch and her partner Mike Lashua of Webster, MA; ten grandchildren, Christopher Ferrone, David Ferrone, Eugene Royer III, Christy Higgins, Trisha McAllister, Nicholas Royer, Bruce Hartley, Kyle Hartley, Jennifer Hatch and Amber Hatch; many great-grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; her sister, Ethel Drane of Phoenix, AZ; her brothers, Frank Sisson and Edwin “Kelly” Sisson of Olean, NY; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughters, Debra Ferrone in 2000 and Patricia Royer in 2015; her brothers, Gaylord Sisson, William Sisson, Thomas Sisson and Robert Sisson; and her sisters, Betsy Arnold and Helen Boqacz.
As requested by her family, services will take place in the Spring and have been entrusted to the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.